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Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question

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If, that's IF, you can find good, consistent sisal it will work fine. IMO over the past few years it's becoming harder and harder to find really good sisal twine. I run an ancient NH 68 and 90% of my problems disappeared the second I tried 9000 poly. No more missed knots, no more mysteriously broken bales, no more slipping knots, no more problems with sticking knots on the bill hook. I did absolutely NOTHING during the change over as far as the knotters went- nothing! I went from being able to run 25-75 bales with out a problem to running hundreds with out a problem.
I know people hate poly. It is harder on your hands and if they made 7000 poly I might try it. But I might have had 1-2% of my stored bales tied with poly that I find broken or chewed a year later vs. 20-25% with the sisal.
Another plus- I can leave the poly in the baler all winter and unless a mouse gets in it, it's as good as new. If sisal sits for a couple weeks there's a good chance it's starting to rot.

Poly does require better house keeping. You can't just toss a mess of bales in a feeder without cutting the twin and walk away. You have to collect the twine, but we should be doing that anyway.

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 Re: New Holland super 66 baler - twine question in reply to Bret4207, 05-03-2013 04:46:44  
Much the same deal here... I had switched over to poly 3 years ago, but for whatever reason I had some sisal in the baler 2 years ago. I forget if I ran out of poly at the time and got some sisal to finish up one day... or whatever. Rather than waste the twine I figuered I'd use it up. Regardless, with sisal, the baler was breaking about 5% of the bales. With an accumulator, broken bales are not acceptable. I think I was 2 rounds into the field when I had enough. I grabbed a bundle of 9000 poly, cut the sisal out and heaved it in the woods and it's probably there yet. The broken bales went to just about zero for the season. Nothing else changed.
I hate working with poly bales but I hate broken sisal bales even more...


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