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Re: MW round balers

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02-16-2014 14:36:23

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That's funny I use a twine M&W and do not loose six inches off every bale. I do not loose even 1 inch. The hay I save has more than paid the for the barn I put it in. I have timed myself and have cut the twine and balled it up and flip the hay ring around the bale in about sixty seconds. I can not understand why the M&W bale has such a bad rep as it does. Sure it may not be for every body but for some of us trying to make a go they work just fine. I have none of the problems mentioned.

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02-16-2014 16:38:58

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 Re: MW round balers in reply to sid, 02-16-2014 14:36:23  
Sid: Is your hay mostly grass??? If it is then it will shed the water better than mixed hay.

I used to use twine because I thought I could not justify a mesh wrap baler. My first crop hay would have a lot of spoilage. One year I had my baler go down right in the middle of first crop hay. I rented a mesh wrap baler to finish first crop with. I was amazed at the difference in the spoilage between the two.

My first crop hay is usually 50% alfalfa 50% grass. Then the next cuttings are more alfalfa as it will out grow the grass.

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02-17-2014 13:22:25

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 Re: MW round balers in reply to JD Seller, 02-16-2014 16:38:58  
Grass and clover some lespadeza. I do agree there is a place for wrap. I do not leave hay outside. So I guess in that respect we are comparing apples to oranges. I understand the time factor and other advantages of wrap. since I put my hay in the barn wrap is not for me. My difference of opinion is all the problems that keep being mentioned and the fact M&W being refered to as junk when I have not had and any of the problems being mentioned. M&W may not be for everyone but they do make a good bale for me.

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