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    Mchale fusion alternative

    hey guy,
    I've looked at a good few fusion 2's, some in good condition some not. (30,000-40,000 range) and they are all making mental money. one dealer was looking for 55,000 inc Vat .. i need something that will bale and wrap. i'm was thinking of a mchale F560 and HS2000 inline but the hassle of it.. have a budget of around 40,000. a fusion 1 is not an option.. a friend recommended a john deere 678 combi, but the closest one i could find for sale is in belgium.. any ideas???

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    You could try the JD 744 if you wanted.... but not sure how good they are tho

    What about a Goweil combination? you could even use your existing baler if it was still going well?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ley7qykGVEw

    http://www.goeweil.com/index.php/de/...uf-g5040-kombi

    Thinking of one myself atm

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    "A good thing is only dear the day you pay for it"

    I would hold out for a fusion of any type... Why are you against the F1? In my opinion they would still be a far stretch ahead of a jd.

    I used to run at 575/578 jd and switched to the other shade of green. Never looked behind me since - and trust me I'm a Deere fanatic!!!

    Did u try any dealers in the north?

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    Ps I think Stephen Moore farm machinery has a 678 for sale if your really keen

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    How many bales do you do in the year? The answer to that determines what baler u need!! In my humble opinion of course.

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    We do about 8000-9000 per year.. Need an all in 1 job to meet labour force adjustments.. Very hard to find a fusion 1 with less than 50,000 bales in good condition.. More I look at the goweil unit the more I like it.. Will they take to a mchale f560???

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDFPi_3aqyE
    Think thats a 550, but close enough

    The Goweil would be a good contender,I looked at one over the weekend and was very very impressed with the build quality!

    The bale transfer is faster with the fusion, but if you get an extra one or two bales less in the day would be the height of it!

    The big advantage is the wrapper unit should last several balers, after all its them that suffers the most wear

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    Krone combi is meant to be a good machine, the new one out this year is meant to have more output than a Fusion. Doubt many used one available over here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim B View Post
    Krone combi is meant to be a good machine, the new one out this year is meant to have more output than a Fusion. Doubt many used one available over here though.
    Yes, should be a very good baler, also herd good reports on the new JD 440C

    Bit imagine both would be over the OP's budget

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    With that bale count I would not waste my time buying someone else's problem. Buy a new baler (a fusion) for the peace of mind, backup and resale value in say 5 years time. I do about 5000 bales with a taarup bio all in one combination baler but if I had a bigger workload and good land I would go the fusion route. They demoed a lely tornado to me in August and it was to heavy for the ground, played up letting go the plastic and I could not see why one would buy one over a fusion. As regards a goweil who will buy that when u want rid of it. Just my opinion for what it's worth mind.

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    That goweil would be fun getting through gates. Some size

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd 2650 View Post
    That goweil would be fun getting through gates. Some size
    If you can get the mower in, i'm sure you wouldn't have much bother with the baler

    Lely has been using them as their combi baler for a wile now

    http://www.fwi.co.uk/machinery/grass...-shortline.htm

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    The krone combis are very popular where i am in nz at the moment bloke i was speaking to with the new extra heavy duty one reckoned over hundred bales an hr using film instead of net wrap and then 3 layers wrap the thing is very impresively built

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    If I could afford a new fusion it would have been in the shed two weeks ago.. Hence my query

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbadger6 View Post
    If I could afford a new fusion it would have been in the shed two weeks ago.. Hence my query
    There are men doing half the bales you do with one in their shed.......

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    Tullyvernon tell the whole truth and shock Badger even more!!! Tell him about the shiney new 200hp Fendt beside the Fusion!!! He needs one of those too!!! Not a kubota or a Belarus😃

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    i know nothing about balers but reas of finvoy have a few fusion second handones sitting(ballymoney). the chap who bales mine bought a 1 year old fusion from allens,i beleive portadown ,worth a try.i beleive it was 45k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tullyvernon View Post
    There are men doing half the bales you do with one in their shed.......
    Quote Originally Posted by GALCAM View Post
    Tullyvernon tell the whole truth and shock Badger even more!!! Tell him about the shiney new 200hp Fendt beside the Fusion!!! He needs one of those too!!! Not a kubota or a Belarus😃
    I'll be using a 94 case 5150 I bought for 8000 last year..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zsnotdead View Post
    i know nothing about balers but reas of finvoy have a few fusion second handones sitting(ballymoney). the chap who bales mine bought a 1 year old fusion from allens,i beleive portadown ,worth a try.i beleive it was 45k
    I think GA Allen has a good selection of second had Fusions atm

    Quote Originally Posted by jbadger6 View Post
    I'll be using a 94 case 5150 I bought for 8000 last year..
    Your just right! Easy worked on and im sure wont give much bother if serviced right

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbadger6 View Post
    We do about 8000-9000 per year.. Need an all in 1 job to meet labour force adjustments.. Very hard to find a fusion 1 with less than 50,000 bales in good condition.. More I look at the goweil unit the more I like it.. Will they take to a mchale f560???
    that no of bales would justify a brand new fusion or if you want s/h (fusion3) get your name down with your McHale dealer at the end of the season
    and you might get lucky. allens have all their s/h fusion3's sold and could sell another 10-12 easily if they had them

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    that no of bales would justify a brand new fusion or if you want s/h (fusion3) get your name down with your McHale dealer at the end of the season
    and you might get lucky. allens have all their s/h fusion3's sold and could sell another 10-12 easily if they had them
    Surely there cant be much of a step up to a new 3 from a second hand one?

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    Buy a kubota!!!😄

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    must admit with some above there not deer for what you get the others don't compare you get your money back with the man hours you save
    there a team round hear bought jd and could find a man to bale with it in the end that bad now there buying a fusion after me going helping them out wish I hadn't now

    we bought are second one 24,000 with 28,000 bales on it have they gone up that much

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by vanderbadger View Post
    Don't think he wants a fusion 1

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by Tullyvernon View Post
    Don't think he wants a fusion 1
    oops i see that on re reading it

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    Re: Mchale fusion alternative

    do we know why there good if not had one before wont notice any difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by valtrarule View Post
    do we know why there good if not had one before wont notice any difference
    Not sure why, maybe its a weight thing?

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    http://www.donedeal.ie/view/8545249
    McHale Fusion 2 Baler

    I'd say that machine is in your budget

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