What is 10 gauge wire used for?

10 gauge baling wire is most commonly used in the agricultural and recycling industries to bale and bundle materials. Its main purpose is to compact and secure materials into manageable bales that can be handled, stored, and transported efficiently.

In some cases, it is used for non-baling applications, such as agricultural fencing, construction (fastening and securing), and gardening (trellises and other supports).

10 gauge baling wire provides a combination of tensile strength, load-bearing capacity, durability, and flexibility. It is robust, strong, and reliable.

Recycling applications 

Recycling and waste management operations are the primary consumers of baling wire; recycling facilities use 10 gauge wire to bale a variety of recyclable materials. These include:

Other applications

Some other applications that 10 gauge wire is commonly used for include:

  • Baling hay
  • Agricultural fencing and animal enclosures
  • Vineyard trellises
  • Orchard tree supports
  • Hanging warehouse ceiling tiles
  • Electric fencing

10 gauge wire features

Here are some of the notable features and advantages of 10 gauge wire.

Good for baling heavy and dense materials

10 gauge wire is great for baling heavy, dense materials. These materials are common in recycling and waste management facilities, and benefit from the tight, secure binding provided by thicker wire.

Enhanced tensile strength

The tensile strength of 10 gauge baling wire is greater than higher gauges. This makes it one of the better options for baling applications where durability and reliability is paramount. It serves to ensure that bales remain tightly bound during handling and transport.

Good for baling bulky and irregular items

The thickness of 10 gauge wire makes it excellent for binding bulky and irregularly shaped materials like construction and demolition waste, large and non-uniform bales of recycled materials, and other challenging applications. 

Versatility and efficiency

Its strength and durability makes 10 gauge wire a good choice for baling a wide range of materials. It is one of the go-to solutions for recycling facilities that deal with a diverse spectrum of recyclable materials. It also creates bales that are extra-compact and easy to manage, optimizing storage space and facilitating the efficient handling and transportation of materials.

10 gauge wire products

We sell 10 gauge baling wire in the form of double loop bale ties (galvanized or bright finish) and black annealed wire (sold by the box or the stem).

Our annealing process imparts extra ductility to our annealed wire, while hot-dip galvanization adds a corrosion-resistant layer of zinc to our galvanized wire products. Bright products are unfinished and are the most cost-effective.

10 gauge black annealed wire by the box

Our 10 gauge black annealed box wire is used to bale cardboard, office paper, textiles, foam, and other recyclables. Its flexibility makes it the go-to option for baling materials that are prone to expanding.

We sell it in 50 lb. (approx. 1,028 feet) or 100 lb. (approx. 2,057 feet) boxes. All of our annealed wire products have a wax coating.

10 gauge black annealed wire by the stem

Our 10 gauge black annealed stem wire is the same as our 10 gauge black annealed box wire, but on a stem. A stem contains more wire than a box.

Each stem weighs in at about 1,600 lbs., and comes with 39,083 feet of wire. 

10 gauge galvanized double loop bale ties

10 gauge galvanized double loop bales ties are used to securely tie bales of recyclables and other materials. They offer exceptional load and tensile strength for securing heavy-duty, dense bales.The galvanized finish provides extra corrosion resistance, making them especially suited for outdoor storage and harsh environments.

We sell our galvanized double loop ties in bundles of 50 at lengths of 228 or 234 inches.

10 gauge bright double loop bale ties

10 gauge bright double loop bale ties are used to securely tie bales of recyclables and other materials. They offer exceptional load and tensile strength for securing heavy-duty, dense bales. They are unfinished, which gives the ties a smooth, shiny appearance, making them great for retail and client-facing applications.

We sell our bright double loop bale ties in bundles of 50 at lengths of 228 or 234 inches.

How thick is 10 gauge wire?

A wire’s gauge is inversely related to its diameter, counterintuitive as that seems. The larger the gauge, the smaller the diameter, and vice versa. 

Wire gauge is a measurement that originated from the manufacturing process of drawing wires through a series of progressively smaller holes. The drawing process uses a draw plate, which is a tool with a series of conical or cylindrical holes that decrease in size.

As the wire passes through each hole, its diameter is reduced by a specific increment. This process is repeated until the desired diameter is achieved.

In North America, the American Wire Gauge (AWG) system is primarily used, while in the United Kingdom and some other countries, the British Standard Wire Gauge (SWG) system is most commonly used. 

Our ten 10 gauge wire products are .135 inches (3.429 mm) in diameter.

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