Stump and Stem Wire

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Stump and Stem Wire

Stem wire, also referred to as stump wire, carrier baling wire, or stand wire, is used throughout the recycling process to bundle cardboard, paper, plastic, and more. If you’re looking for a high-quality stem wire to fit your baling needs, Midwest Bale Ties has the perfect product for you. Our stump wires are extremely durable, able to handle great amounts of pressure and can be used for baler brands including but not limited to American Baler, Marathon, International Baler, Sierra, and Balemaster.

Where to Buy Stump and Stem Wire

Used in a variety of industries, including recycling, agricultural, packaging, and construction, raw stump or stem wire is available in black annealed, galvanized, or high-tensile galvanized finish. Thicknesses range from 11-gauge to 16-gauge on black annealed and galvanized finished products, and 11-gauge and 12-gauge on high-tensile galvanized or XHT product. Our stump weights vary between 1,100 pounds and 2,400 pounds and each stump is inspected for quality prior to leaving our facility.

If you want more information on our stump and stem wires or are ready to place an order, give us a call at 765-364-0113, visit us at 1200 E Wabash Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, or contact us here!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between standard galvanized wire and hi-tensile galvanized wire?

The main difference between the two materials is their chemical composition and the amount of carbon each contains. Standard galvanized material has a carbon grade of 1005-1008 which yields a break strength of 500-800 lbs. Hi-tensile galvanized material has a carbon grade of 1060-1070 and yields a break strength of 1400-1900 lbs.

What are the dimensions of your stumps with wire included?

Stump dimensions will vary based upon finish and diameter of wire requested. We source product form a variety of domestic mills and each location uses unique stump based on their production system. The best way to avoid any confusion when initially ordering a stump would be to request specific dimensions up front and compare them to what your system is available to support. The standard stump dimensions would be 36”x48” with an inner diameter of 14”.

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Galvanized Stump Wire

MWBT stump wire is available in thicknesses ranging from 9-gauge to 16-gauge. Stump wire is typically used for larger commercial-size balers. The wire ships coiled around steel carriers, with a total stump weight of 1,200 pounds to 2,300 pounds, and each stump is inspected for quality before it leaves our facility.

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Black Annealed Stump Wire

Typically used in larger commercial size balers or compactors, MWBT black annealed stump wire is lightly oiled and available in thicknesses ranging from 11-gauge to 16-gauge. The wire is coiled around hollow steel carriers, with a total package weight of 1,200 to 2,300 pounds.

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Hi-tensile Galvanized Stump Wire

MWBT hi-tensile galvanized stump wire, also known as XHT wire or extra hi-tensile wire, comes in thicknesses of 11- or 12-gauge and is extremely rigid. Stump wire is shipped coiled around a hollow carrier, for a total stump weight of 1,200 to 2,300 pounds.

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