Where can I get the strapping and how much does it cost?
The cost of the metal banding will be approximately $.06 per bale (or $1.26 per bundle of 21 bales). Banding can be purchased from a local banding dealer. Strapping is typically sold by the skid. One skid (or pallet) contains 12 rolls of banding. The Bale Band-It requires two rolls at a time, one for each side. Two rolls will band together 122 bundles (2562 small bales). One skid will band together approximately 15,372 small bales. Not all strapping on the market is adequate for automated equipment such as the Bale Band-It. GFC recommends that our customers purchase strapping from DuBose Strapping in North Carolina. This company has high quality strapping at some of the best prices you will find. The price that they quote is a delivered price to your location. If you mention that you are a Bale Band-It owner they will ship their premium quality, ‘machine’ grade, strapping. Even if you are several states away, let them quote a skid shipped to you. Their contact info can be found at their website: www.dubosestrapping.com or give them a call at 1-800-354-3020.