It's mostly older types of round balers with standard twine binding equipment that are still used by many smaller farmers these days. The original system used to have only a double binding and it would take approx. 20 seconds to wrap one bale. Depending on the diameter of the pulley, it was possible to set the machine up to 14, 17, 19 or 22 wraps. In recent years, press manufacturers have responded by multiplying the number of twine, using four twines at once in the bale. This increased the consumption of thinner twines but it also saved time during the pressing process. Here it's necessary to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for twine parameters.
One of the advantages of these types of twine over bale net is the fact that in the winter time, when the bales are stored outdoors and the temperature reaches lower numbers, it´s much easier to pull the twine out of the bale than the netting. When the netting gets frozen, it starts to tear and there is a high risk of ingestion of plastic pieces by animals which can even cause their death.recommendations for twine parameters.