Now that I'm past 50, my back can't take handling 10,000 small square bales per year. I would like to start doing some round baling. I've already decided on a 4x5 size bale, and I have 2 New Holland dealers reasonably close by for parts availability. Now I need to decide on a model & twine or net wrap. A dealer near me has a 2007 BR7060, with both twine & net wrap for $17,800. That's more then I ever planned on spending, but it sounds like a good price for that new of a baler. It has 8900 bales on it. Is that a lot of bales? I've heard both positive & negative comments about net wrap.
I will be baling around 400 bales a year, stored outside in Minnesota, fed to my own cattle, occasionally sell a few, possible custom baling.