Bale Ties

Whether to use bale ties or box wire (also known as baling wire) depends on the specific application and the materials being secured.

Oregon Wire Bale Ties
Oregon Wire Bale Ties, made in the USA

Should I use bale ties or box wire?

Whether to use bale ties or box wire (also known as baling wire) depends on the specific application and the materials being secured.

Bale ties are designed specifically for holding bales of materials together. They are typically made from flexible materials, such as wire or synthetic fibers, and are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit different bale sizes and types of materials. Bale ties are generally easy to use and require minimal effort to apply, making them a popular choice for many applications.

Box wire, on the other hand, is a type of wire that is specifically designed for use in securing boxes and other containers. It is typically made from stronger and more rigid materials than bale ties, and is available in a variety of gauges and lengths to suit different applications. Box wire is generally more secure and provides more holding power than bale ties, but may be more difficult to use and require more time to apply.

Ultimately, the decision between using bale ties or box wire will depend on the specific needs of your application, including the size and weight of the materials being secured, the level of holding power required, and the ease of use and time required to apply the fasteners. Oregon Wire manufactures the strongest bale ties available in Oregon, right here in our Portland, Oregon facility. We ship our bale ties nationwide and can offer you very competitive prices. Call our team at 503-255-5155 to get a quote.

How are bale ties made?

Bale ties are typically made from galvanized steel wire, medium tensile allows them to be flexible, yet strong. The process of making bale ties involves a number of steps:

  1. Raw materials are sourced and prepared for use. This may involve melting and casting metal wire or extruding plastic or other synthetic materials.
  2. The raw materials are formed into the desired shape and size using a variety of techniques, such as drawing, rolling, or extrusion.
  3. The formed bale ties are then cut to the desired length using a cutting machine or other cutting tool.
  4. The bale ties are then finished and packaged for distribution. This may involve coating the ties with a protective layer or bundling them together for easy handling and storage.

Overall, the process of making bale ties involves a combination of mechanical and chemical processes, and may vary depending on the specific materials and techniques used.

What is the difference between single loop bale ties and double loop bale ties?

Single loop bale ties and double loop bale ties are both types of fasteners used to hold bales of materials together. The main difference between the two is the number of loops or turns that the tie makes around the bale.

Single loop bale ties have one loop or turn around the bale, while double loop bale ties have two loops or turns. Single loop ties are generally easier to use and require less time to apply, as they only need to be wrapped around the bale once. Double loop ties, on the other hand, are more secure and provide more holding power, as they wrap around the bale twice.

Single loop bale ties are generally used for lighter bales or materials that do not require a lot of holding power, while double loop ties are used for heavier bales or materials that need to be held together more securely. Both types of ties are available in a variety of materials, including wire, plastic, and other synthetic materials.

Bale Ties
Single Loop Bale Ties from Oregon Wire

How do you tie a single loop bale tie?

To tie a single loop bale tie, follow these steps:

  1. Begin by positioning the bale tie near the top of the bale, with one end of the tie facing downward.
  2. Wrap the tie around the bale, making sure to keep it straight and evenly spaced.
  3. As you wrap the tie around the bale, hold the other end of the tie with your free hand.
  4. When you reach the end of the bale, tuck the tie under the last wrap, making sure that it is secure.
  5. Pull the tie tight, making sure that it is evenly tensioned around the bale.
  6. Finally, secure the tie in place by bending the end of the tie back on itself, forming a loop.

Single loop bale ties are generally easy to use and require minimal effort to apply. With a little practice, you should be able to tie a single loop bale tie quickly and efficiently.

Get your wire from Oregon Wire

Since 1973, you’ve trusted Oregon Wire for its American made products including dependable bale ties and recycling wire made right here in Portland, Oregon. We’re conveniently located by the airport for easy pickups in the Portland-Vancouver area!  We have the industry’s most diverse product line, and also specialize in custom fabrication, to get you the products you need, when you need them. We make wire work for you.

We offer recycling wire by bundle, box and pallet with NO MINIMUM ORDER REQUIRED. We now stock many of the most popular sizes of bale ties and box wire and are happy to service all customers big and small.  We now have new pricing available. If you need one Bundle or 700 Bundles request an online quote or Call our team at 503-255-5155.