Hay press

Hay press

See Hay baler for more details. The change in name from hay press to hay baler over the course of forty years illustrates how historians can sometimes be misled in assigning names. Early baling equipment was hand-powered and, in the 1898 Montgomery Ward Catalog, a machine for making bales of hay was referred to as a hay press but, by 1929, at least one farm implement textbook was using both the terms “press” and “baler” in the same paragraph. By the mid-1930s, hay baling and Baling wire were the common terms, with no mention, at least in the Southwest, of “presses.”
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I try to be self-sufficient and I needed to bale hay, so I decided to build a hay press.
The Kansas City Lightning line of gas engines was produced by Kansas City Hay Press Co.
Hand-tied rectangular bales chug out of an old hay press.
Until we began work on this issue, I didn't know that a length of limber cane could be used to persuade workhorses driving a hay press to lead themselves.
This time it was a horse-drawn hay press sitting out in the weeds at his father's old farm that now belonged to a nephew.
Whitman's initial product was a hay press marketed as "Whitman's New A IX Rebound Plunger Press.
15 hay press equipped with an International 3 to 5 hp Model LA and baled about a dozen bales of straw.
A few have contracted with a custom operator who brings in a hay press, amazing in its power and output.
school bus service, Dwight has dozens of pieces of restored farm machinery, including rare ones like a 1920 Kansas City Lightning combined hay press (sometimes misidentified as a "lighting" hay press).
That all changed in the mid-1800s, with invention of the first mechanical hay press.
This hay press was operated by Don Hager's grandfather until about 1933, when it was loaned to a neighbor.
hay press and a hay tedder still in its original case.