A common question is which netting material should I choose for my Hay nets? Knotted or Knotless? The simple explanation regarding these two types would be:
- Our knotted nets are made from UV stabilized 60ply, pre-stretched polyethylene netting. They are tough, durable, and easily repairable if your net, unfortunately, becomes snagged or gets a hole in it. This is our original 60ply netting that has been used by 1000’s of Horses over many years. It is only available in Black and comes in a range of Hole Sizes including 3cm, 4cm and 6cm.
- Our deluxe knotless nets are exactly that, they are deluxe. They are super soft (no knots), made from 5mm thick and high strength PP (polypropylene) with a super-strong 240ply, the strongest on the Australian market. We are super impressed with the performance and softness of these nets since we introduced them in 2019. Our deluxe knotless is fast becoming the most popular Hay Nets available. They are also only available in Black and come in a range of Hole Sizes including 2cm, 3cm, 4cm and 6cm.
If comparing PLY’s across Hay Net suppliers, caution must be exercised. The reason being is that PLY’s are not standardised across all manufacturers and materials. For example, you could have a higher PLY (number of strands), but if each strand is very thin then the ultimate result will be a thinner netting material. Another way to approach comparison may be the diameter of the material. Our 60ply Knotted material is approximately 2.9mm in diameter, and the Deluxe Knotless is approximately 5mm (it can vary slightly between production runs). The width of the material does not also mean it is stronger but merely that they are different materials.
Both varieties have performed very well and have proven to be tough, durable and long lasting.
Both the knotted and knotless nets are made with our very own generous and easy to fill bag sizes.