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#1 Rrueda

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 02:15 PM

Guys,

I`ve been adjusting my new-to-me NH BC5050 and now I am having trouble getting the proper twine. Manual suggests 7200-9000 poly twine but I cant get anything in this part of the world with that label. Is that feet per pound of twine? In this part of the world we use the metric system and if my numbers are correct, that would mean 4,843 to 6,459 meters per kilogram but the local manufacturers only sell up to 3,000 meters per kilogram.

 

What happens if I run a thicker twine? Right now I have 500 meters per Kg twine at hand.

 

TIA,

 

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#2 8350HiTech

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 02:51 PM

Do you have knot strength ratings for what’s available to you? Here, typical knot strength for your baler would be 170-210 pounds with some users using twine outside that range.

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 03:08 PM

Do you have knot strength ratings for what’s available to you? Here, typical knot strength for your baler would be 170-210 pounds with some users using twine outside that range.

 

No, manufacturers don´t write the knot strength in the label. Just length and weight and something called "Denier"...



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Posted 09 November 2020 - 03:55 PM

No, manufacturers don´t write the knot strength in the label. Just length and weight and something called "Denier"...


I use twine that’s slightly heavier than what your 7200 number represents and mine is 424 feet per pound.

#5 Edd in KY

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 03:59 PM

It means 9000 ft of twine in length. It is not weight. each ball is 4500 ft long. 

7200 ft twine is thicker.. Most of our sisal twine comes from Brazil.

9000 ft poly twine is very commonly available in the USA.

9000 ft would be about 2743 meters.

Hope that helps.


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