Angus Wielkopolski runs two mixed arable and livestock farms in Yorkshire. The two farms are 40 miles apart and on one farm Angus runs a Fusion 3 and on the other farm Angus runs a Fusion Vario.

Before Angus bought his Fusions he was making all hay but wanted to get into haylage due to the increased feed value. Now he comments “We get much better output from the haylage when compared with the old hay system”

“By having top quality haylage free from contamination we can keep listeria down”

Angus makes 12,000 round bales per year, 10,000 of which are 4ft round bales of haylage and he also does 2,000 5 foot 6 inch bales of straw.

Angus’ drivers like the machine and find it very easy to operate.

After visiting a grassland UK Angus chose to buy a McHale Fusion as it was making the highest density bales. Angus explained that he is “very happy with the bale density and shape, my Fusions produce top quality haylage.”

With the Fusion “It is wrapped straight away and I believe the faster you can get them sealed the better the quality of haylage produced.”

The McHale Fusion Vario is a very versatile baler, with it you can make different bale sizes depending on the crop type and the way you have the farm set up, “For straw you can select to make a harder bale core on the control box and bigger 5 foot 6 inch bales means less handling for bedding.”

On evaluating whether to buy a McHale product or not Angus said “I spoke to a lot of McHale users and they were happy with their McHale products”

“McHale reputation for machine build and service was good and the second hand values was excellent. McHale has a good market share and you don’t get there by putting out rubbish.”