Bale twine: Features
This is a packaging material made of polypropylene filaments. They are produced from primary propylene granules. They are processed by extrusion. As a result, polymer fibers are created, twisted together. This production technology makes it possible to obtain an elastic, durable and wear-resistant material.
It is a tying material that is the main competitor to twine. With its help hay, silage, straw, and haylage are baled. If the twine is chosen for accessibility, then the net is for performance. It allows you to pack more bales in the same period of time. Moreover, they are denser and more resistant to environmental influences.
This factor is one of the most important when choosing a material. Paying a little more for it is not scary. What’s really expensive is buying a new baler.
The hay twine is suitable for simple equipment and small farms. Operated with all European, Russian and American balers. Suitable for wrapping round bales and rectangular bales. Safe packaging requires 4 turns of material (approx. 48 m).
Hay knitting net is less versatile. It is also used with balers, but not all. The mesh is installed in agricultural machinery with a variable or fixed chamber of the corresponding diameter. Provides secure feed packaging. Due to its high fit, it is consumed in a significantly smaller amount. Reliable packaging is achieved when performing 2-2.5 turns (12 m).
The use of modern materials can significantly simplify the procurement process. They are compatible with current equipment on the market, which allows you to fully or partially automate the process. Depending on your needs, one or another type of packaging material may be relevant for you.
The right choice involves not only comparing prices for packaging materials but also taking into account possible costs during procurement. Ultimately, the price of feed also takes into account labor, fuel, and loss of feed value. Therefore, packaging efficiency is important. To determine it, we will make a twine vs net wrap calculator, and compare them on two indicators: