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I like the concept of amortizing your costs to justify the equipment. We started making our own hay last year and It took a year to find what would work for us on a budget. I figured 5 yr for all our equipment purchases for us to break even.
Regarding the rake, like Jay, we use a Deering 4 bar roller rake. I purchased it for $125.00 and then replaced all the tines for another $200.00. I liked it because it was ground drive and very well built. It does a fine job of raking dry hay and is simple to operate and can be pulled with a tractor or horses.