I have a 1992 claas 695 tipping away at our own work every year. It's going into it's 21st season for me this summer. Some years it would have had a few thousand spent on it for things like blades and shearbar along with wear plates and liners but those costs are the exception not the norm. Last year I only had an engine oil change cost. It was very nearly it's last as it got a bit toasty for a few minutes. If it ever packs up or burns or parts just can't be got I'll probably try get an 840. There a super harvester. A cheap one with a blown engine would be ideal as I'd just switch in my own engine from the 695.Your charges would be fairly on the ball.
Maybe you'd give a brief outline of your history with the Hesstons ? The Good , the Bad , and the Ugly . Help was your problem I think .
Few others on here running older SPFH .
@diesel power .
Interested more in the running costs, the financial frights that ye may or may not have had .
Those men should bite the bullet , buy a JF 900, 1050 or 1100 . They should get a tidy straight machine for 5 grand , even 7 or 8 . Try it for 1 year , see how it goes . They won't go broke trying it .
Perhaps I'll make my fortune selling straw and retire to Tramore