Baler Twine

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
Which is best and which is worth avoiding? After twine for a JD 456a small baler, 10,000ft. Mole Valley do Tama, but i will probably order some online if it is cheaper, so where is best to order it from? I know its a while till it will be needed, but might be cheaper to get it ahead of the season! I did check the buying group that this forum has but they dont seem to supply it.
 

tr250

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Location
Northants
We use Tamma and it’s good string we are actually using a grade less than what they recommend but we’ve used it a few years without issue. We have used cotesi in the past but Tamma do longer balls or they did.
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
We use Tamma and it’s good string we are actually using a grade less than what they recommend but we’ve used it a few years without issue. We have used cotesi in the past but Tamma do longer balls or they did.
I wasnt aware that baler twine has different grades? Thought it was just different lengths and sizes? Im used to netwrap so dont have much experience with the string.
 

Qman

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Near Derby
I like to use the blue twine...I don't know why but I just do. Does anyone know where I can get a new supply of the blue string in case I decide to make some small bales.
 

Jsmith2211

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
10,000 or 12,000? I imagine the 12,000 is thinner and so would dig into your hands more when you go to move them?
Cordex 9250 is what I used to use. Even better in the jumbo packs, can do a lot of bales without having to worry about string.
9250 being 9250ft? Is that slightly thicker string than the 10,000ft? And does one of these jumbo packs work out cheaper per ft than a standard pack?
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
I can only say that my NH will not tie the yellow Tama hay twine (which is very stiff) reliably, but on the Cotesi pink or orange it is faultless.
 

Vincent

Member
Location
Kildare Ireland
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That's what I use in our 456a it's stronger for baling haylage. The standard stuff was not up to the heavier bales.
 

Simon Chiles

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10,000 or 12,000? I imagine the 12,000 is thinner and so would dig into your hands more when you go to move them?
9250 being 9250ft? Is that slightly thicker string than the 10,000ft? And does one of these jumbo packs work out cheaper per ft than a standard pack?

The 9250 is slightly thicker string than the 10,000. As a guide you’d get about 500 bales out of a pair of 10,000 spools and 450 bales out of the 9250.
I get about 900 bales out of a pack of the Cordex jumbo 9250 spools, as I can get 3 packs tied together in the baler it means that we can get 2700 bales before having to reload the baler which means that on most days we only have to stop once to reload string, only occasionally do we need to do it twice. I didn’t think it worked out cheaper in the jumbo packs as I thought the string was sold according to its weight.
Personally I’d use 10,000 most of the time in a conventional baler, the 9250 only really comes into its own if you’ve got a packer when it allows you to get much higher pack pressure without breaking the strings of the bales in the pack and therefore allows you to make much better packs.
 

Jsmith2211

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Somerset
The 9250 is slightly thicker string than the 10,000. As a guide you’d get about 500 bales out of a pair of 10,000 spools and 450 bales out of the 9250.
I get about 900 bales out of a pack of the Cordex jumbo spools, as I can get 3 packs tied together in the baler it means that we can get 2700 bales before having to reload the baler which means that on most days we only have to stop once to reload string, only occasionally do we need to do it twice. I didn’t think it worked out cheaper in the jumbo packs as I thought the string was sold according to its weight.
Personally I’d use 10,000 most of the time in a conventional baler, the 9250 only really comes into its own if you’ve got a packer when it allows you to get much higher pack pressure without breaking the strings of the bales in the pack and therefore allows you to make much better packs.
if the 9250 is thicker then it might maybe be nicer on your hands when stacking them by hand?
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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