I have lots of experience farming, that is planting and growing the crops, but not making hay. I have tractors, grain drill, cultimulcher, mower, chisel plow, disc, tiller, bottom plow. I just don't have a haybine, tedder, rake, or baler. so I know how to plant and grow good hay, but I'm just learning how to make hay now. In the past, my "hobby" farming has just been for the wildlife, to give access to healthy food since we enjoy seeing and hunting deer and turkeys which spend more time on our property because of the "food plots".
I've just been watching the craigslist ads for a few days and looks like I should be able to pick up equipment for about this price: haybine, $1200 to $1500, tedder $800 to $1200, rake $800, baler $500 to $1200