Categories: Articles, Crop production, MechanisationPublished On: 1st March 2021

Twine time

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“Tama is doing twine, it is here to stay, and it’s investment and work with the OEMs shows that, all backed by Tama Assist and our dedicated Service team.”

By Jonathan Coleclough, Technical Manager for Tama UK

Farmers and contractors are set to benefit from big investments in bale twine

BALING with inferior twine makes as much sense as filling a formula One car with cheap fuel from a discount superstore. The investment in mechanical technology will never be realised – hampered by an inappropriate consumable product.

Modern balers, just like F1 cars, need the right consumables to deliver. “Loading any old bit of rope into a modern high- density baler – which  you’ve  invested  up  to  £150,000  in,  or more for ultra-HD balers – just doesn’t make sense,” says Doncaster-based Jonathan Coleclough, Technical Manager for Tama UK.

“If the twine isn’t right you can’t make good bales, and you can’t capitalise on your investment. We have a full range of twines and can advise on the correct twine to deliver the highest output and best performance from your baler, in your conditions. Last year showed that all too clearly.”

The new twine warehouse established this year at Epack, Tama’s production site in Hungary.

Huge investment

Over the past five years Tama has invested heavily in twine, all around the world, as part of its long-term  strategy  to offer the best possible portfolio of crop packaging products. Acquisitions in the USA, Far East and Europe mean Tama has left many operators baffled, and often making wrong choices.

Tama’s five-colour segmentation allows users to match twine choice to their baler, crop type and baling conditions, with industry leading manufacturing processes and guaranteed length allowing up to 25% more twine per spool pack when compared to competitors.

Choose the right twine

Last year’s extreme baling conditions, the toughest in the UK since Hesston launched its first large square baler in 1978, brought the new international twine segmentation into sharp focus.

Super-dry crops and hot weather left most operators seeking more robust twine. “With the extreme conditions experienced last year and the high demands placed on the twine, people needed answers quickly,” reflects Mr Coleclough. “Tama’s colour-coded range of twines gave users the ability to step up to the level they needed, with the confidence that all Tama twines are validated by all the major OEMs around the world. By contrast the confusing branding of competitor products left many operators baffled, and often making wrong choices.”

Tama’s five-colour segmentation allows users to match twine choice to their baler, crop type and baling conditions, with industry leading manufacturing processes and guaranteed length allowing up to 25% more twine per spool pack when compared to competitors.

Excellent service

The quality of back-up counts too. “Our new Tama Assist on- line brings all the farm-grown knowledge we have acquired from baling all around the world to help UK operators achieve the output they want,” says Mr Coleclough.

Whether it is an on-line guide to pre-season set-up, baler- specific trouble-shooting lists to help diagnose baling issues, or a super slick twine selection tool, Tama Assist has it covered. “With six crop packaging experts in the field, we are able to offer unrivalled support, should the need arise, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience,” Mr Coleclough adds.

Manufacturer validation

Approval from the major baler manufacturers – including Case IH, CLAAS, John Deere, AGCO, New Holland and Kuhn – is important too. “Ours is the only range of twine products that has been validated in the UK by all the major manufacturers. Working with them from the design of new machines to final field testing, we ensure our twine works hand in glove with the machines famers and contractors own.”

Twines by colour segment

Tama’s range starts with the blue segment twine, LSB Max

Here to stay

“Tama is committed to twine, and is here to stay, it’s investment and work with the OEMs shows this. And it’s all backed by Tama Assist and our dedicated Service team, in case  they  are ever needed. It gives UK farmers and contractors a great opportunity to really benefit from their investment in the latest baling machinery” he concludes.

Twine focus

  • Long-term investment
  • New manufacturing facilities
  • New five-segment twine range
  • Colour coding aids selection
  • Fully validated by baler makers
  • New Tama Assist
  • Established Service team
  • Stronger, better quality twine for better knots
  • Quality twines allow longer spools
  • More bales per spool cuts costs
  • Less downtime swapping spools

Your local Tama partner is Ernest Thompson. Call him at +27(0)83-286-4147 or +27(0)22-482-2788, or send him an e-mail to ernest@eft.za.net. Visit his website at www.eftproducts.co.za

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