13 Gauge Galvanized Single Loop Bale Ties




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Product details

Wire gauge13 Gauge
Load strength509 – 604 lbs.
Tensile strength80,000 – 95,000 psi (551.58 – 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Actual Size (.088" - .090") / (2.2352 mm - 2.286 mm)

Product specifications

Our 13 gauge galvanized single loop bale ties are workable, strong, and 100% American made.

Wire gauge13 Gauge
Load strength509 - 604 lbs.
Tensile strength80,000 – 95,000 psi (551.58 – 655 MPa)
Diameter (inch/mm)Standard Wire Gauge or SWG (.092" / 2.3368 mm) | Actual Size (.088" - .090") / (2.2352 mm - 2.286 mm)
Elongation12% Min
Carbon grade1018
Ties per bundle125, 250
Custom lengths8' - 23'
Quality controlExtensive testing

Wire tie use cases

A great choice for baling recycled products, single loop bale ties are used to bale OCC, metal, plastic, mixed office paper, magazines, tires, textiles, aluminum cans, foam, and other compressible materials.




Our commitment to quality

As a baling wire industry leader, Baling Wire Direct guarantees high-quality products through rigorous testing against the toughest industry standards.

Our engineering-focused process results in superior products, and our commitment to quality control ensures clients only receive high-quality baling wire. We monitor all aspects of production and remove any wire products that do not meet our strict quality requirements. We guarantee exceptional wire, competitive prices, and outstanding customer support.

Our AutoShip™ system provides live tracking of order shipments via SMS or email to keep customers in the loop. We offer timely delivery in as little as 1–3 business days. The AutoShip™ system also features automated reordering to ensure a consistent and reliable supply of the products you need.

100% USA-made wire ties

Our bale ties are made with American steel purchased from select family-run mills. Comprehensive material traceability guarantees proper load capacity, tensile strength, and durability.

Our team of more than 120 staff and 5 onsite engineers closely monitor the manufacturing and production processes to maintain the highest quality standards.

We start by subjecting our wire to a mechanical descaling process that prepares the surface and eliminates hazardous chemicals to reduce environmental impact. Next, a bull-block continuous wire machine precisely reduces diameters while regulating grain structure, followed by rapid air-cooling to ensure the wire’s molecular consistency.

The result, high quality tie wire that exceeds industry standards.

Class 3 galvanized wire

Baling Wire Direct offers galvanized wire with either a Class 1 or Class 3 coating. While both wire finishes provide extra corrosion resistance and durability, Class 3 is the superior choice in both respects. Depending on your needs and limitations, each has its own set of advantages.

  • Class 1 galvanization is the most basic type of coating, typically used for fencing, caging, and enclosures. The wire is galvanized by adding a thin, protective layer of zinc. It is the cheaper and more cost-efficient option, but it is not as effective long term. Class 1 galvanized wire fences start to rust quickly. They’ll last a maximum of 11 years and in some cases as little as 2. In a coastal area with heavy concentrations of salt water in the air, the protective layer tends to deteriorate even quicker. 
  • Class 3 galvanization contains 0.80 ounces of zinc per square foot. This protective coating is nearly 3 times thicker than Class 1 galvanized products. The robust coating resists corrosion for anywhere from 13– to 30 years. Class 3 wire withstands excessive use, heavy friction, and extreme conditions.

The galvanization process

Our hot-dip galvanization process involves the following 7 steps:

  1. Surface preparation: first, the wire is cleaned to remove any surface impurities. This ensures proper adhesion of the zinc coating.
  2. Pickling: the wire is immersed in an acid solution to remove any remaining oxides and scale. This process prepares the surface for galvanizing by creating a clean substrate.
  3. Fluxing: the wire is then immersed in a flux solution (zinc ammonium chloride), which prevents oxidation and promotes a uniform application of the zinc coating.
  4. Galvanizing bath: next, the wire is dipped into a 450°C (850°F) bath of molten zinc.
  5. Alloy formation: while immersed in the molten zinc, a metallurgical reaction occurs between the iron in the wire and the zinc, resulting in the formation of a series of zinc-iron alloy layers. These provide excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance.
  6. Withdrawal: the wire is gradually withdrawn from the zinc bath. The rate at which the withdrawal takes place is controlled to allow excess zinc to drain off and ensure the final product has an even coating.
  7. Quenching: the coated wire is then quenched in water or a quenching solution to cool it rapidly. This process solidifies the zinc coating and completes the galvanizing process.

The galvanization process creates a durable zinc shield that protects against rust and abrasion. Finally, an additional wax sealant further protects our wire products.

Galvanized bale ties versus bright bale ties

We sell single-loop ties in two finishes: galvanized and bright. While both are used to bundle materials together, their coating gives them different advantages.

Galvanized wire ties are better when:

  • Bales will be subjected to the elements
  • Bales contain corrosive materials

Bright finished ties, or raw steel ties, have no additional coating added to them. They are best when:

  • Budget is a priority
  • The bales might expand (bright bale ties have more elasticity than galvanized)
  • Bales are client-facing, requiring a nicer appearance

The choice between galvanized and bright bale ties depends on the specific requirements of the baling operation, including the type of material being baled, the environmental conditions, and the need for corrosion resistance.

Other wire products we sell

Beyond annealed single loop bale ties, we sell a wide range of additional wire products including high-tensile wire, galvanized wire, and double loop bale ties.

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