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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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 Co.
Dating to about 1900, the opposed piston engine was manufactured by Kansas City (Mo.) Hay Press Co.
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.