Homemade Hay Press

| December/January 1993

Box 118, Leslieville, Alberta, Canada TOM 1H0

This is a picture of a 1/3 size, 1923 Case hay press that I built this past winter using a set of Mark O'Hern's excellent blueprints. I made the wheels from 12 inch pipe, the pulley is from a threshing machine, the flywheel from an old post drill, the primary reduction gears from an International combine engine, and the main gears from an old pump jack. The rest of the machine is all new material. I started this project in mid-October, finished about December 20, 1992, and enjoyed every minute of it.