Best big Bale twine

Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Graham Grant, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Graham Grant

    Graham Grant Member

    Whats everyone's big Bale twine experiences? Wondering what is the best value and quality for the money? Been looking at tama 7200 type in 9600ft packs has anyone used this?
     
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  2. hurst1

    hurst1 Member

    Location:
    lancashire
    Been on it this year. No problems and fewer balls go change
     
  3. Graham Grant

    Graham Grant Member

    It's still as strong as normal 7200 then?
     
  4. hurst1

    hurst1 Member

    Location:
    lancashire
    Seems to be. I was concerned when I ordered it but been pleased. Hardly had a missed knot this season so far
     
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  5. sleepy

    sleepy Member

    Location:
    Devon, UK
    I have been using JD stuff in 9600 packs, seems good and more bales without reloading :)
     
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  6. Graham Grant

    Graham Grant Member

    Yea thats probably the same stuff as I'm getting although mine will be claas badged it's all tama far as I know
     
  7. Serup

    Serup Member

    Location:
    Denmark
    I have a NH bb980
    At first i used bihr atlas - recomended by my service guy. But they closed a few years ago.
    I then tried almost everything available here. Not tama though, as nobody sold it at reasonable prices at the time. It was only available as rebadged original from baler dealers at a hefty premium.
    My problem is that i make longer bales than standard 2,4 meters. I make mine about 2,7.
    That meant a lot of knots burst just when the bale went out the back of baler.
    After testing 7 different kinds of twine, all with 100-115m/kg, i ended up using Piippo 110m/kg for the last few years, with very little trouble. It was cheaper than other brands too.

    http://www.piippo.fi/files/9514/1622/6969/PIIPPO_BALER_TWINES.pdf

    It's the extreme super i use. Very happy with it.
     
  8. ED.D

    ED.D Member

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Anyone using cordex?
     
  9. Hesston4860s

    Hesston4860s Member

    Location:
    Nr Lincoln
    Generally use farmers 7200.
     
  10. farmer phil

    farmer phil Member

    Location:
    Derby, uk
    Had 2 pallets last year. Well happy with it. Shall have some more this year
     
  11. Simon Chiles

    Simon Chiles DD Moderator

    Yes, and have done for years. Good product, well priced. Most if not all the contractors around here do also.
     
  12. Speedstar

    Speedstar Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Yes have been for years very good twine in big size balls as well
     
  13. Chae1

    Chae1 Member

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Do you have to adjust knotters when using different brands of twine? I always try and use same to avoid problems.
     
  14. Serup

    Serup Member

    Location:
    Denmark
    I have a nh bb 980. I have to adjust how easy the twine flow on the knotter to adjust how long the ends are. To short and the knot slips open. To long and it wont let go on the knotter. It's different with each kind of twine, so i also use the same every year.
     
  15. Mc Baler man

    Mc Baler man New Member

    Thinking of trying cotesi 72xl in my Claas 2200, anyone tried them? They fill the boxes pretty well, what are people paying for twine?
     
  16. Hesston4860s

    Hesston4860s Member

    Location:
    Nr Lincoln
    Ran cotesi about 5/6 years ago, won't ever use it again !.
     
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  17. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Yes been using 7200 for around 6 years now moved onto the big spools with change of Baler 2 years ago (mf 187 to mf 2270 xd) run a heavier string on outside two knotters as we sell all our straw and it can be handled four or five times probably not necessary but means no burst strings at all. Also got given a few spools of farmers twine to try a couple of years ago baled about ten acres with them in they are now lying in the workshop and used for tying things up will never use again!
     
  18. KJL

    KJL Member

    Location:
    Meath, Ireland.
    @wuddy what string are you using on the outside knotters?
     
  19. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    It's balecord extreme
     
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  20. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex
    Piippo string is a class above other baler twine in my opinion. But they pulled out of the UK market several years ago as being too cutthroat.
    I had our AGCO dealer looking into importing a container load a year after they stopped marketing it here, but it never worked out.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2017

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