Family Ties Made of Hay Baling Wire

Four generations of a Minnesota family share the old iron gene through collecting hay balers.

international baler illustration
It is almost impossible to determine the model designation and year the Johnsons’ baler was manufactured, but it could be this Model M, which was in production from 1919-’48. This illustration shows the baler with a mounted engine. The Johnsons’ baler is belt-powered.
Image courtesy Doug Johnson