Latest twine technology is here

Impax is a thinner, stronger twine capable of increased knotter performance for heavy duty hay bales.

Heavier hay bales, less downtime and a baler twine that can handle the pressure in the field. Sounds like a fodder contractor’s dream, right?

For up to 30 Australian hay contractors and producers, that has been the reality as part of R&D trials for Tama Australia’s latest product innovation, Impax Twine Technology.

No stranger to R&D, Tama started global trials for the development of Impax more than three years ago.

An instrumental member to the twine product development team, Tama Oceania regional technical manager Darrell Butler said “with the concept of heavier duty balers coming into the crop baling market, traditional twine technology was becoming too thick, meaning operators were experiencing a lot of downtime fixing broken twines and knotter components. It allowed us to rethink the technology.”

The result of this ‘rethink’ was Impax. A thinner, stronger twine capable of increased knotter performance.

“It provides less downtime, less maintenance, a more workable twine,” Darrell said.

Hence the tagline: ‘Total workability’.

More than 200,000 bales across Australia have been produced using Impax technology during the past three years.

Western Australia hay contractor John Thomson has been baling hay for more than 25 years.

Operating a fleet of eight-string Krone balers as Big Bale Company, John started trialling Impax twine two seasons ago.

“It’s a big improvement to what we were using,” he said.

“We’re having much less trouble in the field with Impax twine which is a real benefit to us. Every minute in the paddock is very important that we’re not stopped fixing broken twines.

“We’ll be using Impax twine throughout all our machinery, there’s no comparison with other twine. It’s been incredibly successful.“

Impax twine from Tama Australia will be available for the 2023 baling season.