well I got my equipment delivered today. It was $25,100 for baler,rake and cutter. The baler and rake are vermeer. The cutter is Kuhn. For the first 18 months they will come to the field and service for free anything that breaksdown. After that it is a small service fee for them to come to the farm. I bought new because I can't fix anything, but they can. I am doing it because I enjoy it. I also know where my hay comes from and when it was produced. I need over 600 bales per year. Anything over that will be stored. If all else fails and I hate it, I will have some slighlty used equipment for sale. It won't be a complete loss, plus land values are increasing by the day.