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Engines working at shows

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Old 07-31-2003, 12:14:48 PM
Steve Barr
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I have been on a kick this year. Tryin to belt at least one engine up to something this year at each show I go to. My water pump has seen most of the work being all over the place from PA to KY to IN and IL.

Most recently, I ran my dad's 1/3 (or 1/4) Scale Hay Press at the local County Fair with my 1 1/2hp Gade. (picture below) We made ~100 bales with it. I never seem to get the pics when I need to, but that is the way it goes.

I had 7 engines at the fair and 6 were belted to something. It made for some great converstions. There were 4 other engines that had items belted to them and several that were just the engine alone. Not bad for an all suburb county west of Chicago.

What have you seen at shows this year that were running something ?


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Old 07-31-2003, 01:09:18 PM
Rick Strobel
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Good for you Steve!! and what a dandy haypress that is!!

I just had my first public showing with the Economy 5hp. Guys 50, 60, 70 yrs. old said they never seen a stationary. I asked "Were you a city slicker in your younger days?" They all answered yes. One lady asked is that powering your truck? I'm still bleeding from the hole I bit in my lip .

And of course the usual "Whad they use'm for?" Will take some pictures of "Working engines" when I go to the Montana shows.

You can see "Eco" at the below link. Click on " 5 hp Economy Engine." They should be the few last pix's. You can see she was in good hands. later, RickinMt.
Old 07-31-2003, 01:44:18 PM
tim moisio
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Steve, Nice scale model of working hay baler. I too purchased plans for a 1/3 scale hay baler and it took me a year to complete the project, but is well worth the effort. I to like to see a engine belted to something. My 1 1/2 hp Economy powering my hay baler at shows always draws a crowd. Really enjoy talking to old timers who actually worked baling hay when they were kids usuing this style baler. I really pump out the bales at about 6 to 9 bales an hour at shows, probably could do more ,but too busy talking. thanks for the picture.

Old 07-31-2003, 02:12:41 PM
Norm S
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Here's my show trailer. I have a 4HP Novo belted to a Leitz burr mill, my 6HP Jaeger belted through a right angle step-up gear box off a Case baler to my Meadows stone mill, and my daughters 1-1/2 IHC LA belted to a Savage corn cleaner! Coming in the future is my Remmell corn husker...


Old 07-31-2003, 02:51:13 PM
Jim Tremble
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I have been serching for the plans and can not find them. Where does a person get the plans for these balers ?? I have asked Richard to check the past issues of GEM and he can not seem to find the ad.

That baler would be great belted up to my home made tractor. I NEED ONE !!!!!!!


Old 07-31-2003, 03:10:42 PM
tim moisio
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Jim, Contact Ron Schulz " The baler Man" 6000 Quail Lane Enid,OK 73703-9334 1-580-234-8485

Definitely a labor of love ,but worth the effort. He has plans for 1/6 and 1/3 scale

Old 07-31-2003, 04:05:18 PM
Steve Barr
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Tim has the right info. The plans from the Bailer man cost ~$40, he says that it takes him ~160 hours to make one over 6 weeks. His cost ~$3000...That is less than $20 an hour not counting materials....

Our baler has a clutch pulley, hand brake against the flywheel, and leather teeth (instead of metal) for safety reasons. The leather works just fine and won't catch your fingers.
Old 07-31-2003, 04:57:36 PM
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Hello All~

Just in case you missed the pic, here is my 8HP Associated belted up to an old IHC baler, baling straw from a thrashing machine. Made about 12 bales. This was at the Delaware County Antique Farm Machinery Assoc. Summer Harvest Festival. The fall show is Nov 1st & 2nd. The fall show will consist of corn from the field to corn meal, the whole process as it was done around the turn of the century using period equipment. The link below is the 8 hooked up to a drag saw at the Plain City, OH show. ~Keith in Delaware, oHIo

Here is a pic of the 8 belted to a drag saw.
Old 07-31-2003, 06:30:14 PM
Bob Ronning in ILL
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Here is a photo of a Sandwich hay press that I feed at the Sandwich Fair a few years ago. I have been told that It will be there again this year.

Old 07-31-2003, 08:50:39 PM
Bill Decker
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July issue of GEM, page 62 bottom center. E-mail address is also available. He list 1/16, 1/8 and 1/6 scale.


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