But you're not taking into consideration the time saved utilizing net over twine so in same given time you could bale more bales with less fuel making even more $$$$$$$ not accounting for the depreciation deduction on income tax
I’ve said this before, the cheapest piece of machinery to run is the one you already own.
You would also have to add in the extra cost of net over twine then. And what does Mike charge himself for his time. There would be fuel savings, but minimal on a low number of bales.
I’m with Mike on this one, for $30,000 I can get off the tractor a lot of times to make up that money. In that case we can also add in his savings from not buying a gym membership.