Using Baler Twine To Tie Off Bales
The majority of our baler customers use baling wire to tie their bales. Baling wire, like our BW 13 gauge wire, is a durable solution to securing valuable recyclables for storage or transport. Some businesses prefer to use a different way to tie their bales. They use baler twine to tie off their bales of recyclables like cardboard, shrink wrap, paper, and more.
Baler twine can be made of a variety of materials and the strength of it depends on its tensile strength. Polypropylene is one of the strongest twine types available on the market and has 100% more tensile strength that that of sisal twine, for example.
Choosing Baler Twine Over Wire
- It is more cost effective, especially when ordering in quantity.
- It takes up less operational space during storage.
- It can be viewed as “easier” to work with and tie than thicker wire gauges.
- Depending on the type of twine used, it can be recycled for additional revenue. Many horse ranchers have created recycling programs for the polypropylene twine that holds their hay bales together and use the extra money to subsidize their operations.
One of the main reasons more business owners are changing from bale wire to baler twine is availability. With recent supply chain shortages, wire, in quantity, is harder to come by. Orders placed often get pushed out weeks at a time. Rather than wait, business owners are using what might be more available to them to get the job done.
Harmony Balers Can Use Both Twine or Wire
Just about any recycling baler can use twine or wire, but not all are designed to aid in the use of twine.
Did you know that many of Harmony Enterprises’ vertical baler models are also equipped for tying with baling twine?
Not only that, but the rear parts of the baler include additional eyelets that assist in threading the twine through the rear of the baler for easier tying of the bale when the chamber is full.
How To Tie A Cardboard Bale With Twine
People considering using baler twine often ask what the difference is between tying a bale with baling wire versus baler twine. Although the overall process is similar, there are some difference worth noting, like the need to pre-load the twine before filling the chamber.
If a picture is worth 1000 words, than this video is worth a whole lot more to help explain the process. This video shows one of Harmony’s M60MD low profile balers baling cardboard and being tied off with baler twine. Please be aware that for the purposes of the video, the bale is not of full size. This amazing baler is capable of mill-sized bales weighing up to 800 lbs.!
Contact Us For Your Baler & Compactor Accessories
Not only can Harmony help you get the baler and compactor accessories you need fast, our professional sales and customer service departments can help you find exactly the right accessory solution for your business.
We will listen to your needs to help you determine if baler twine or baling wire is better for you, and make sure you have the proper tools like clean out rods or twine hooks to get the job done quickly and correctly.
For more information on all of our accessories, Contact Us or call us at (507) 886-6666 today!