I never heard of any system like that. We just pitched the bundles into the feeder and knives on a crankshaft cut the twine before it went into the cylinder.
The thesher blower blew the straw into a large straw stack. We always had a big straw stack in the cow yard. The cattle would eat "Caves" into the stack to get out of the cold during the winter time. We had to watch that they didn't get in too far and cause a cave-in that would smother the smaller animals; then we'd take forks and cave in that cave and they'd eat out another one for shelter.
When we stopped threshing, we put up pole buildings for the cattle for winter shelter.