The original round baler, another A-C first, and that one seems in really good condition.
They never were popular around my area either. I've never seen one in person, or for sale locally.
I do remember seeing the little round bales in a field once somewhere from the car in my youth.
I would like to find one close to buy just for antique demonstration days.
Thanks for the photos I enjoyed them.
While never very popular I have seen a few. As I recall one of the drawbacks was that the tractor had to be stopped to eject the bale. One farmer not far from here used a JD A for power which meant he also had to take the tractor out of gear. Add to that that most farmers preferred to pull a wagon behind the baler and the round bales were difficult to handle in the haymow. That last is why a neighbor used one one season then bought a square baler. Several years back there was 3 or 4 sitting in a field not far from here but probably all scrapped by now.
Friend of mine has 3 of them. 2 are operational and 1 is a parts unit. He still uses them. Doesn't do a huge amount but does give them a working. I still want to see him run it. We're usually not out by him when its time.
Thanks for the pictures Sir.
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