Posted 6/27/2020 22:35 (#8340307 - in reply to #8340253) Subject: RE: Looking for advice on haying
If you want to make the investment in the stuff, I'd agree with most of the above. Sickle mower, bar rake and you are in business. I would look for a 530 or 535 Deere round baler before an F Vermeer though, actually before a Vermeer period. The 530 would probably be closer in age to the F. That's a single tie arm on the 530, the 535 you can get net wrap and I'm pretty sure it's double tie arms if it's twine.
Ran a 530 for years, got along great with it. The only negative I've heard on the 535 is that I heard they were a little fire prone. When bearings don't get greased and things get hot though...well...what do you expect? Maybe there was another cause though. Just something to look for.