1977 - Volume #1, Issue #3, Page #17[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Galvanized Baling Wire
The new "super strength" wire won't rust, corrode or deteriorate even when exposed to all kinds of weather for a prolonged period of time, according to M.A. Mottos, president. "Ground moisture doesn't affect the galvanized coating. You save both the bottom and top layer of bales when hay is stacked outside."
"The wire is especially good when used with the new high-capacity balers and the new automatic beds that lay bales flat," explains Mottos. "It holds up well under high speed tying and, because of its strength, allows more hay to be packed into each bale."
For 15 years, Mottos was a "balerman" and at one time owned and operated five automatic hay balers: "I've used and sold virtually every brand of foreign and domestic baler wire made, and have used both the good and the bad. I know the headaches of broken bales, missed ties, and, worst of all, tangled wire."
His new galvanized wire comes in a new patented "Zip-Top Easy-Out" box which he designed and patented. It has perforations along the top and sides which allow the operator to simply strike the side of the empty box with his hand to open the box for fast removal without use of a knife or other tool.
Cost of the galvanized wire runs about $4 more per roll than black wire, adding about 2 cents to the cost of each bale. It's expected that some custom operators will run enough bales with galvanized wire for the bottom and top layers, then switch to black wire for customers who don't want to pay the premium for "galvanized" on all bales. Galvanized rolls are shipped 36 per pallet and sell for approximately $25 per roll, FOB the factory.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, M.A. Mottos Enterprises, 1424 Eucalyptus Ave., Patterson, Calif. 95363 (ph. 209 892-6477).
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