Cost of round bailing

I think I paid £55 a roll for wrap, and what do we recon to a roll? 25 to 30 bales a roll? So we are talking £2 just in wrap, next question who is going to mow and row up? I have noticed contractors don't want to bale behind a haybob row anymore.
 
Location
Devon
I think I paid £55 a roll for wrap, and what do we recon to a roll? 25 to 30 bales a roll? So we are talking £2 just in wrap, next question who is going to mow and row up? I have noticed contractors don't want to bale behind a haybob row anymore.
You will be very lucky to get any decent wrap now for less than £60 roll.

And you will only get 25/28 bales a roll.

Contractors will bale behind a haybob but you will be charged a lot more per bale for doing so and the bales will not be as heavy/solid as behind a rake regardless of what type of baler you have.
 
Location
Devon
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kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
Surely that's just to bale? Plastic here costs me $5/ bale alone.
The UK's full of contractors that will do it for nothing (although if you ask a contractor, its always the other guy) the price of something like round baling and wrapping is often set by farmers who have their own and do a bit for their neighbours. I'm not sure whether this makes their own stuff cheaper or they just want something to do but its very common.
 

Grassman

Member
Location
Derbyshire
The UK's full of contractors that will do it for nothing (although if you ask a contractor, its always the other guy) the price of something like round baling and wrapping is often set by farmers who have their own and do a bit for their neighbours. I'm not sure whether this makes their own stuff cheaper or they just want something to do but its very common.
True. Trouble is lots do it at mates rates because they do things for each other and then somehow that becomes the price a contractor is expected to work for.
 
You will be very lucky to get any decent wrap now for less than £60 roll.

And you will only get 25/28 bales a roll.

Contractors will bale behind a haybob but you will be charged a lot more per bale for doing so and the bales will not be as heavy/solid as behind a rake regardless of what type of baler you have.
At six layers you will only get 21/22 bales a roll
 
At six layers you will only get 21/22 bales a roll
We bought a used mchale and there are different gears fitted on the stretch rollers. First try out it did forty bales at four layers but the wrap is very thin. Put six layers and it does 28. Nobody I know has these gears on theirs but when you measure the stretch,it's 70% which is what the film manufacturers say. Very odd
 
We bought a used mchale and there are different gears fitted on the stretch rollers. First try out it did forty bales at four layers but the wrap is very thin. Put six layers and it does 28. Nobody I know has these gears on theirs but when you measure the stretch,it's 70% which is what the film manufacturers say. Very odd
Next time you open a bale cut a square out of the plastic and count the layers we have never had that number of bales out of a roll of plastic
 

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