For the medium to high producer, there is a single round bale wrapper that stands out among the pack, the McHale 991 wrapper series. These are trailed units that come in either cable controlled with 4 levers (991 BC) or with fully electronic in tractor settings (991 BE). The McHale 991 single bale wrappers are self-loading, and have a high output rating for producers who need to wrap bales fast and efficiently.
Lets look at some reviews so you can get a better idea of what producers are saying about their machines.
McHale 991 BE:
Aaron Grew has a contracting business, which works over the summer months between April and September. In a normal year Aaron does 6,000 bales, which can be broken down into 5,200 bales of silage and 800 bales of hay.
Aaron described his business as follows; “We go around the country making round bales and wrapping them for customers. I think the 991BE does a fantastic job at wrapping bales. The ground support damper provides excellent care of the machine and overall the 991BE is a fantastic machine, which is in a league of its own”.
Aaron originally bought the machine because he thought it was “very strong and easy to use”. When Aaron submitted his review he had been using his 991BE for 1 year and told us that “I love the ground support damper and the controls are easy to use”.
Aaron summed up by saying that “the 991BE bale wrapper is a great machine overall”. (http://www.mchale.net/reviews/aaron-grew/)
Richard Ehrhardt, a sheep farmer from central New York, uses a McHale 991B Trailed Manual Wrapper to wrap his 400 bales of haylage annually. Richard has commented that “The 991B has worked well for us after making a few adjustments upon purchase as a used unit. The unit is extremely rugged and very well made compared to competitor brands I see in my area. The unit has had no breakdowns at all in three years of use and has been very reliable”. He has also found the McHale back-up service to be “prompt, courteous and very helpful” (http://www.mchale.net/reviews/richard-ehrhardt/)