They bale... There's better balers out there tho. Make sure the chains are not worn out... and all of their related parts, idlers, etc. Chain is fairly expensive. Air bags can also leak and be somewhat expensive to replace. I'd tend to think most 848's today should be priced under 1500 in decent working order and less if they need work. If you're going to drop a pile of money on a baler you can just as well buy a lot newer belt baler like a 648 or something in that vein and have a better baler.