|For the past 15 years, Tama Group has developed their range of round bale netwrap in a direction of advancing technology. New, higher specification raw material and modern manufacturing methods have created lighter weight netwrap that maintains the same high strength, a greater strength than ‘standard’ netwrap, which then allows roll length to be increased significantly without becoming too big or heavy, and with less plastic means less waste afterwards. This technology is now being used in Tama’s development of new and more efficient Baler Twines, which will bring huge benefits to users of Big Square Balers.||Tested and validated
The new LSB twine has undergone extensive testing during its research and development phase, with wide-spread field trials and many hundreds of tonnes already used commercially in a ‘volume-trial’ of the product throughout Europe. The respected German testing house, DLG Test Center of Technology and Farm Inputs, validated Tama LSB in their own large scale test using a number of different current model Big Square balers, with great success.
|Tama are Europe’s largest and most advanced twine producer and, using technologies developed in their ‘state of the art’ manufacturing plant in Hungary, have created a new twine which has the same high strength of the ‘130’ and a significant increase in the length of twine in each pack. This new twine, called Tama LSB will now is now a ‘universal’ twine able to be used in the tough high-density baling and offer the longer length to reduce the need to re-load the baler as frequently.|
|The LSB twine has also been formulated to bring flexibility to the yarn, very impoirtant when forming a good, uniform knot shape, which will avoid slipping or pulling open in the action of a double-knot system baler.|
A more accurate way of benchmarking the quality of a twine is to understand what is called the ‘Relative Strength’, where the efficiency of the twine yarn is measured as a factor of the Tensile Strength against the ‘real’ runnage (m/kg). In this way, it is possible to give a much clearer indication of one twine against another, important when choosing which twine to use in which baler.
|This worked as long as the stated runnage was an accurate and true reflection of the actual runnage. Nowadays, however, no twine manufacturer describes his product with the ‘real’ runnage, for
example ‘Type 130’ is always no greater than 115m/ kg, so you have no idea exactly what you are buying.
|Real length per pack…or just a guess ..?
Traditionally, the method to categorise twine is the ‘type number’ reference, such as ‘Type 130’, for example. This originally described the runnage, or metres per kilogramme (m/kg) of the twine in the spool and meant you could easily calculate the length of the spool, by weighing the spool, calculating the metres per kilogramme.
|In a series of tests by the respected DLG Test Center –Technology and Farm Inputs department in Frankfurt, Germany, Tama LSB length was checked and confirmed the real run length as an average of 1445.7 m per single spool. This confirms the guaranteed minimum stated length of 2,800m/pack.|