I run two self propelled haybines Our first one is a NH 1495 12' we bought at an auction in the late 80's with low hours and the second one we bought 3 years ago is a Hesston 8200. If they were cared for and stored inside they can be a trouble free machines other then normal wear parts. Our main reason for buying them was price we have less money in both than one new 12' discbine would have cost today No one wants a used SP around here.I really dont' know how anyone can pay 40 to 50 grand for a machine and run it 500 to 1000 hours and make out. We paid 11500 for the Hesston with 1000 hours on it the only thing it needed was a new sciklebar and gaurds. You can't even buy a new 9' pull type for that. When I bought the Hesston the NH1495 need new rolls and the reel rebuilt the dealer didn't want it. So I keep it and the next winter rebuilt the head I had less then 2 grand in the rebuild. and now have two good machines. With both in the field at the same time cutting you can really knock some hay down quick. We have never had any trouble with the motors or hydros. They are like anything else if you change your oils and filter you will get years of trouble free use.
Or as some call them windrowers, swathers......
I have been looking for a New Holland for a few years now. I found a local one a 1496 12' thats all I know about it. Is anybody familiar with this machine or can give me any advice on a self propelled haybine.
This thing is a little bigger than I want but finding an older 7' is next to impossible (that runs)
Price is $4000 If good shape I don't think it is bad. Compaired to a pull type.