Dad used to bale little bales for a customer that used to keep telling Dad to screw the baler down so he saved on baling cost [they were for his own use] Dad would screw the baler down but tell the customer that he would go to far, in the end nobody would help the customer haul his bales as they were so heavy.local farmer, who is as tight as the proverbial duck's ass, mate has done a lot of little baling for him.
most of the little bales end up in horses.
he will come into the field, when baling, pick up a bale, stop the baler, and screw it down. This would put decent bales, into heavy bales. Mate will say, you sell per bale, not on weight, more bales = more money. So slacken off tension, a bit, grumbling away.
give it 30 mins or less, back in, tighten down again, using to much string ! A scenario that has gone on, every year, for a long time.
save a penny, to lose a £1
and that, is just one example, of how being to, tight, costs money, that theme flows right through his farming system, everything is done, 'on the cheap', and costs him money, but he is incapable of changing.