Conventional baler twine

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Twine for small square balers is normally sold in a twin pack containing 2 spools.
It is stamped 12000 feet , but is that per spool or per twinpack does anyone know?

It’s a bit of an arbitrary figure, nothing really to do with the length more a description of its thickness. If you actually weighed packs of string from different manufacturers you’d find quite a wide variation in weight, which is probably a better clue as to how many bales you’d actually get. I can’t remember exactly, because I haven’t used 12,000 for about 15 years, but I thought I got 600 bales ( 1m long ) out of a pack, 500 bales out of 10,000 ( hay twine ) and 450 bales out of 9250 ( trucker twine ). We use 9250 trucker twine in the large spools from Cordex so that three packs loaded into the baler allow us to do 2700 bales before we need to load more string, meaning that most days we only need to stop once to re string.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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