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Twine VS Wire
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HaySam    Posted 05-04-2001 at 07:10:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone know the cost differnce?


Alvin    Posted 05-04-2001 at 07:44:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't see anybody use wire around here in Wi. guess mainly because with wire their is a chance of cattle getting bits and pieces of wire ingested, which is not too healthy for them.. No matter how carefull, some always seem to find its way into the hay.


Burrhead    Posted 05-04-2001 at 10:50:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my own unscientific test I figured the twine cost me between 3 to 4 cents per bale. The wire cost me about 12 to 14 cents per bale.

What makes the wire so expensive around here is that nobody but Tractor Supply stocks it anymore.

I pitched a hissy fit with our local New Holland dealer. I don't understand how a NH dealer would sell you a $15,000 baler that he can't supply the wire to run it with.


coaltrain    Posted 05-04-2001 at 14:44:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wire versus twine I have used both many years true hard ware disease can be a problem but so can propiline in the stomach natural sisal is good but mice chew it up. A few years ago a bailer manufactor had a tying and cutting problem where every bail had a short peice of twisted wire with it. All added up my prefrience is still wire. One of those what works for the indv. may not the other.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 05-04-2001 at 18:01:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
With out bailing wire, how in the world would I ever fix any thing? Bailing Wire, WD-40, fence pliers, & a big hammer. With these items at hand, you don't even need the instruction books.


Burrhead    Posted 05-04-2001 at 18:56:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen. and I love tarp straps too. They make dandy return springs on NH balers.


Dumb Logger    Posted 05-04-2001 at 19:20:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Don't ferget the duct tape and turkey-ties, for everything else.


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