Best Round Baler out there for reasonable cost

BFL4437

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Livestock Farmer
Possibly looking at buying a round baler rather than getting contractors in. Would do around 2000-3000 a year mainly silage. Not looking at buying new due to cost but a decent condition second hand one. What seems to be the best balers out there?
 

Fendt516profi

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Livestock Farmer
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Yorkshire
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Not in any way trying to start an argument but would a fusion not have to be considerably older/more warn out to be in a similar price bracket to a stand alone baler? Also does it not add a higher degree of complication/probability to go wrong? I have never run one but so it is only my opinion that a baler and wrapper offers greater flexibility and security than an all in one machine, I.e. if something goes wrong with on you only need to find help for that operation rather than both.
 

Boohoo

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Newtownabbey
Not in any way trying to start an argument but would a fusion not have to be considerably older/more warn out to be in a similar price bracket to a stand alone baler? Also does it not add a higher degree of complication/probability to go wrong? I have never run one but so it is only my opinion that a baler and wrapper offers greater flexibility and security than an all in one machine, I.e. if something goes wrong with on you only need to find help for that operation rather than both.
The initial cost of a Fusion would be more than a stand alone baler but there's no wrapper to buy, or an existing wrapper could be sold. The main benefit of 1 person baling and wrapping is instead of having someone wrapping, and often waiting for bales, they can be stacking.
The reliability of an older Fusion wouldn't concern me and I've driven ones with 90000 bales on them. Spares are readily available and there's no shortage of people who know how to fix them.
 

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