Hay Rake and Hay Press Make One Rare Pair

Unique hay rake and hay press donated to Fair Grove, Missouri, museum.

Shadow and Midnight, a team of Percheron mares owned by Josh Hicks, pull the sweep beam to operate the restored 1915 Auto-Fedan stationary hay press that belongs to the Fair Grove (Missouri) Historical & Preservation Society’s historical farm machinery collection. Mike Rookstool feeds straw and Mark McCarty wire-ties bales while Mike Brown and Darrell Carter supervise the operation.
Photo by Ron McGinnis