I help a friend do the same, on smaller scale about 100 acres. Cut, repair New Idea 5209 discbine. Rake, no repairs, new rotary rake,nice. Bale, repair JD 328 square or repair or adjust Case 8435 round. Then repair JD2030 or JD4020 if needed. Clean, change oils and grease, then repeat new year. Might get a second cutting off 40 acres (sandy soil) this year. Rain has been a problem and this is horse hay (picky horses and horse people). Looks like you have plenty of people to help. Nice Job.This last few weeks
Up until summer of 2007 we did squares, usually 3500-4000 total. THEN the kids all went away to military and/or college..AND I had to load and unload the last two wagons (180 bales each) myself. Which is why they were the LAST two wagons of square bales. Bought a round baler and never looked back.Your stuff is modern compared to what we used to work with. One of my first jobs was to run behind a truck or hay cart tossing squares onto it. The bailer did not even have a kicker. Of course, it was always 100F with 100% humidity. Got to make hay while the sun shines. Hate to tell you but I am still tossing squares into the loft. Got second crop up about 3 weeks ago. Been very wet here. Shooting for a third and maybe even a fourth.