Home | Gallery | Forums | Ads | Store ANTIQUETRACTORS.COM

AntiqueTractors.com Antique Tractor Resource Page

   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   H. Ferguson John Deere Massey Minn. Moline Oliver

Tractor Manuals
Tractor Parts
Engine Kits
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Discussion Forums
Collector Profiles
Show Guide
Guest Book

Tractor Photos
Garden Tractors
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads

Research Center
Tractor Values
Production Numbers
List Prices
Tune-Up Specs
3-Point Specs
Spark Plug List
Torque Values
Torque Specs
Plow Specs
Clubs & Pubs
JD New Generation
JD HP Chart

Today in History
Pic of the Day
Table of Contents

Related Sites
Garden Tractors
The Tractor Shed
Ford 9N/2N/8N Club
Yesterday's Tractors
More Sites

Tractor Stories

Return to List

The Hopping Baling Press

It was in the 1940ís. If the local farmers around Carroll County, Ohio had hay left over in the mow, they sold it to the local baling crews. The baling crews baled the hay and shipped it to other states as demand dictated. One of the Jim Long baling crews had positioned the 1903 Eli Baling Press Style 108 on the barn floor, belted her up to the McCormick Deering 10-20, and began to throw the loose hay from the mow into the old girl. When the bell rang another division board was dropped. Three wires were twisted around each bale. As the bales came out of the chamber they were individually weighed and tagged. After all, you paid for the whole railroad car: better load it to the max. Things were operating quite smoothly when all of a sudden the plunger pitman arm casting snapped. Everybody scrambled for safety. The momentum of the flywheel kept the machine running. On the next revolution the broken pitman arm half that was attached to the bull gears sheared the front axle off the press and down came the front end. On each subsequent revolution the arm would hit the barn floor slightly lifting the press and causing it to move forward. The press finally stopped but not until the front of the press had hopped out of the barn. No one was hurt. The pitman arm halves were removed and taken to a nearby town for welding. The front axle casting was laminated with flat pieces of plate and bolted back together. By the next day all was well and the baling proceeded. What a funny sight to see.

thethresherman, OH, entered 2011-10-14
My Email Address: Not Displayed

Return to List

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2022 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy