I owned one once, I was never able to get it to work properly, I had the company send me a copy of the owners manual.
it told all this stuff about proper windrow width and twine wrapping. how to load the roll bales on the wagon and how to feed them
I think, if you got the machine to work, they really were design to leave the bales in the field and let the stock feed off them during the winter.
with all the good John Deere and New Holland sq balers out there, I can see no reason to buy one.
unless you are too relaxed and have too much extra money laying around and you just need something to add (mountains of stress and cost) into your life.
there is no more beautiful sound that a perfectly tuned WD45 hooked to a New Holland baler. Each time that old baler strokes and compress the hay the governors on that old WD45 open.
what a beautiful sound.
No other tractor could sound like that and with the hand clutch you could control the baler.
balers and replacement parts go hand and hand, if you can not get replacement parts all you have is scrap metal in my humble opinion.