Do the metal bands get loose?
Hay goes through its heat cycle and final drying while in the small square bale. The final bale is not as full and therefore not as tightly compressed as when it was first baled. Although this change takes place, it is rather minimal.
The hay also does this when it is in the 21 bale bundles. There are a couple items in its design, however, that make up for this. The Bale Band-It manually compresses the steel strapping down into the top and bottom of the bundle of hay 3”. This ties the strapping 12″ short of the outside dimensions of the bundle. The bundles are also tightly compressed when the steel strapping is applied
The Bale Band-It makes bundles that are easy to move after many handlings and after being stored for several years.