NH 270 here. I bale into a bale basket, the baler pushes the bales up into the triangle shaped basket, holds 80 bales easy, over 100 if I go up and throw a few to the back and rearrange a bit.
That part is easy. Get to the barn, and I have to back up around the silo to the hay now door. My barn is built into a hill, and the upstairs is at ground level on that side. Backing up a baler and a basket is an art of itself....
Then open the basket up, grab a bale, and walk it in the barn and stack it. I stack 4 high across the floor.
When that is done, then I can use a bale elevator and elevate in a hole in the barn wall, and let the bales pile up on what I stacked.
If I don't stack the bottom layers, the bales drop pretty high, could go through the floor or could bust up a lot of bales. As well they don't stack very tight, wouldn't fit so many bales in the hay now.
Using the elevator is a lot easier, only have to sort and carry the bales a couple feet, instead of all the way in and back to the barn.
Of course, on the hot wicked day, I was stacking them inside on foot.....
Back as a kid I kinda enjoyed being on the hayrack stacking. Usually not too bad out in the breezes, and the 270 isn't a terribly fast baler. Then we would push the hayrack load in the hay now, and was often a fairly short walk to stack.
The bale basket is almost exactly the same size as the hay now door, wouldn't hardly fit in and not at all with any bales above the top, and as a one person operation getting it in and out would be nearly as much work as just walking the bales in from the door.
Originally I had hoped I could back the basket in, trip it, and leave a load on the floor, then bale another and stack the bales away the next morning or so. But that didn't work out. Doesn't really fit in the door, and if you open the basket and drive away it makes a rather long pile of bales, not a tight clump.
Still like the basket, it works nice for a one person operation.
Would be nice to have 1000 bales in the barn, handy in bad winter weather and for feeding a few individuals, even sell a few.
Then 600-800 straw bales on the other side.