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#1 mike10

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:17 AM

I have a baler in the shop with three different twines in the twine box, one sisal and two plastic balls.  As you can see from the photo, one ball of plastic twine is smaller than the other, however, when you compare the label, they both say the same number of feet and knot strength.  When the twines come out of the ball, the red twine appears to be thinner than the blue, but when tension is applied there is not much difference in diameter.  Does the blue twine have twice as much twine in the ball as the red ball does.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#2 swmnhay

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 07:38 AM

One is 7200’ per single ball,the other is 7200 per 2 balls
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#3 Hayman1

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 08:52 AM

go with 7200-190 or 7200-210 plastic single balls and don't look back.  You will enjoy not having to do twine all the time and they don't break often.  Sisal has gotten to have such low quality control.  I like it much better but just got tired of the thins spots in the twine that always caused a mess and downtime.



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 11:45 AM

Thanks.  Thought that was the case that they were the same except for color.  The red twine seems to be spun tighter than the blue as shown in the photos.  You would think they would both be made the same way since they are from the same supplier.



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 12:06 PM

Thanks. Thought that was the case that they were the same except for color. The red twine seems to be spun tighter than the blue as shown in the photos. You would think they would both be made the same way since they are from the same supplier.


From what I think I’m seeing in your picture, it looks like the orange twine is mid ball and the blue from the leading end, and that may be the difference in how tightly they seem wound.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 05:34 PM

Thanks.  Thought that was the case that they were the same except for color.  The red twine seems to be spun tighter than the blue as shown in the photos.  You would think they would both be made the same way since they are from the same supplier.

They have the same retailer label but that doesnt mean they are made in same factory.And that would explain why one seems tighter then the other.


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