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    Default pros and cons of net wrap ?

    hello .. can someone tell me if theres a huge difference between net wrap and twine ?
    im thinking of buying a 4x5 baler for 80 acres of fescue ..im in west central mo.
    how much does net wrap cost compared to plastic twine ?
    I've heard net wrap is faster... but im not too concerned about speed.. or should i be ?
    my old NH850 chain baler is plumm wore out.
    im going to be using a NH tn60 tractor..about 48pto.
    thanks

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    1st the netwrap feature adds about $3000 to the cost of the baler.the netwrap cost $200 a roll wich is about $5 a bale added cost.ive heard alot say the netwrapp os a pain when it doesnt wrapp right.

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    I don't know how big bull figures the cost of his net wrap but it is not $5
    Net wrap has many advantages
    1. time that your baler is running while it is wrapping...that is is wearing on the side of your baler and those belts or chains are turning that many more revolutions to wrap with twine
    2. net wrap balers have better resale potential
    3. net wrap shed water much better than twine
    4. the cost of the net wrap is closer to $2 per bale not $5
    5. net wrap bales hold together better if moving several times
    6. the only advantage of twine baler is that they are cheaper to purchase

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    hey thanks guys .. ...ok ? a roll of net wrap is around 200 dollars...
    how many bales can you wrap with a 4x5 baler ?

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    with two wraps about 120 to 140 depending on the length of the rolls

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    so if i splt the difference ... say its three dollars a bale... theoretic should be 66 bales ... am i close ?

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    ahhh ..ok .. didnt know there was different lengths of rolls.

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    I am not wrong on the cost
    we do about 10,000 5x6 rounds a year

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    Some of these were already mentioned...

    The only down sides to net wrap are extra cost of the baler and the wrap, having to remove the net wrap and dispose of it when feeding.

    Net wrap hay does keep much better than twine when stored outdoors, is worth a bit more when selling hay, doesn't take nearly as much time to wrap as twine and doesn't fall apart when handled several times.

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    Default Re: pros and cons of net wrap ?

    thanks ...im looking at a rebel 5410 .. they say ? my little tn60a with 48pto .. will run it ok.

    ....they say .....

    been looking for a new holland 488 or 472 ....

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