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Posted November 16, 2011 - 09:04 AM

im thinking that if you let a bunch of kids see it, the labor problems would be gone. This thing is like a full sized video game.

Could'nt agree more Lauber. My 16 yr old Grandson is right there when it comes to playing with anything with a motor on it.
Last Summer several times he cut a few hours off my weekly mowing chore and had fun doing it.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Oh those balers look sweet if ya got a use for one, but I dont understand the high cost. At that price and with the limited amount of acres that can be covered it seems hardly worth it in my book.


I think the balers would be worth the price, if one could develop a market for the mini-bales. If one were near a metro area(for decorative purposes) or a lot of hobby farms where people were raising goats, sheep, lama, the small cattle or horses. Where Women and Teens would want lighter bales they could handle. You might be able to get a premium price for the product? The initial cash outlay is hard to swallow, and you would need to make and use or sell 10-16 thousand bales to break even on buying the baler.
But when ou consider $30 K+ for tractor, $10K for a Baler and $5K for a rake to do conventional bales(you could easily have $60 K in a conventional set up), The Two wheeler set up to do the same on a smaller scale does not sound so high?

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 12:19 PM

Oh yes if one could develope a niche market (but this could take years) that was able to produce a premium price it would make the investment return alot faster. Im with ya on the concept, just think the baler is mighty spendy for what it is, I mean it hooks to the front of a 2 wheeler it cant be all that large, heavy, or complex for what they are charging for it. I like the baler, (I dont make hay or have any inclination to do so, but have done it in the past), and if the intent was to market the hay then a baler of some sort is necessary. As you said above when comparing new the price doesnt pinch as bad.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 01:03 PM

You know it steep when you need cleats on you AND the tractor, its just amazing the terrain some of these machines get used on. Rapid REX - Der leichteste Hydromäher der Welt - YouTube

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 01:08 PM

SO steep they just roll it down the hill,,,, amazing Pautzl - YouTube

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 01:23 PM

The baler in action is pretty neat, and produces a nice little bale. It's effective, but seems a bit inefficient to me. Actually the whole process of making hay w/ a walk behind does, but that's just my 2 pennies

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 02:25 PM

The baler in action is pretty neat, and produces a nice little bale. It's effective, but seems a bit inefficient to me. Actually the whole process of making hay w/ a walk behind does, but that's just my 2 pennies


I have to agree with ya Dan, on all counts. But you have to admit that baler is cute as a button! I'd love to have one, but set it up for towing behind a garden tractor with rear pto! How cool would that be!

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 02:37 PM

ok then you would need the one this guy built..

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 02:44 PM

I agree the baler itself is pretty slick. If it could be driven off a GT it would make a heck of a rig. Add to that... with bales that size you could put 2 spears on your Massey's loader & 1 on the 3pt... Now that would be a neat operation! :thumbs:

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 03:09 PM

I have to agree with ya Dan, on all counts. But you have to admit that baler is cute as a button! I'd love to have one, but set it up for towing behind a garden tractor with rear pto! How cool would that be!

Caeb does makea model for compact tractors, seems to me they reccomend a minumum of 18 hp at the PTO.

I agree that making hay with a walk behind is counter intuitive to any one, who has put up hay the way we do it in the US. And I don't advocate it on a working dairy farm. It might be a way to go for those of us who have a few acres and would like to generate enough income to pay the taxes and support our hobby farm?
I have no intention of keeping livestock myself. Not interested in having my feet nailed to the milk parlor floor.
Though admire those who do it. Most farmers here are only making the large round bales, I understand the labor savings makes it only practical. But see a market on the side going unfilled.

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Posted November 16, 2011 - 04:13 PM

This is not really related to the two wheelers, but falls right into the conversation on small scale farminng and ranching.
This company supplies all kinds of haying equipment that can be run by small tractors.
Compact and Mini Round Baler
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Posted November 16, 2011 - 05:31 PM

This is not really related to the two wheelers, but falls right into the conversation on small scale farminng and ranching.
This company supplies all kinds of haying equipment that can be run by small tractors.
Compact and Mini Round Baler


Now those would offer a practical choice for a small acreage farm
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Posted November 21, 2011 - 02:03 PM

Looks like this place has almost everything for the 2 wheel market, Earth Tools - Walk-Behind Tractors - (502) 484-3988

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 02:37 AM

Looks like this place has almost everything for the 2 wheel market, Earth Tools - Walk-Behind Tractors - (502) 484-3988



You will need to pretty big check book for them.




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