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.