Revolutionizing the North American Hay Industry with AGCO Giant Spools

Giant Spool versus a regular spoolAGCO Parts will be introducing an innovative baler twine product called Giant Spools to North America this fall. Part of the new series of AGCO Advanced Baler Twines, Giant Spools increases the amount of running time by as much as 38 percent compared with standard spool sizes, helping hay producers reduce the amount of time spent loading baler twine.

Designed to fit only the industry-leading, new generation of Massey Ferguson® and Challenger® large square balers, the AGCO Advanced Giant Spools of baler twine provide a competitive advantage over other large square baler systems. The new spools will be available to North America in three sizes:
• 6000/350 – 6,000 feet long with 350-pound tensile strength
• 5500/400 – 5,500 feet long with 400-pound tensile strength
• 5000/450 – 5,000 feet long with 450-pound tensile strength

The Giant Spools also feature Ultra Grip technology, a combination of AGCO Parts’ strongest twine and a polypropylene mixture. The technology reduces slippage and forms a firm, powerful knot with 80 percent more grip at the knot than regular twine. This enables hay producers to create bales that are 15-20 percent more dense than typical bales. In addition, the Giant Spools are protected from light degradation with the same proven UV stabilization as other baler twines from AGCO Parts.

The Giant Spools are currently being tested in U.S. markets, following a successful trial and product launch in the United Kingdom last year. Hay producer Dean Bartram of Ely  Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom said, “I like the Giant Spools because we are able to fill up [the baler] in the morning and don’t have to stop and refill for the rest of the day. We don’t lose time, time that could best be spent on baling.”

Giant Spools will be available for next year’s hay harvest. North American hay producers should contact their AGCO dealer for pre-booking information later this year. The introduction of high-quality, high-value Giant Spools further bolsters AGCO’s position as the market leader in large square baler equipment.

AGCO Parts would like to hear from North American hay producers about their experience using AGCO Advanced Baler Twines and the prospects of having a new product that can increase baling efficiency and productivity. Go to or share your comments below.

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