In 1843 Samuel Hewitt invented a hay press
, a unique device designed to create compressed hay bales (2X3X4 foot; 0.6 x 0.9 x 1.2 m) that weighed 400 pounds (180 kg).
I try to be self-sufficient and I needed to bale hay, so I decided to build a hay press
. Being a retired boilermaker, I decided to build one.
The Kansas City Lightning line of gas engines was produced by Kansas City Hay Press
Co., Kansas City, Mo., beginning in about 1900.
Hand-tied rectangular bales chug out of an old hay press
. A stack of cane wait next to a sorghum mill.
When Walter was 8, his father bought the used hay press
- an Auto-Fedan built in Kansas City, Kansas - in Kansas.
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.
Sultan engines were specially adapted for use in the Whitman steel hay press
The Whitman hay press
took honors when it was exhibited at many major fairs in the early 1880s.
Three years later, Stahl purchased the ailing Bellevue Plow Co.; in 1900, Ohio Hay Press
Dating to about 1900, the opposed piston engine was manufactured by Kansas City (Mo.) Hay 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.