On the Job Training: Boys and Bale Hooks

Four-man hay baler and manual stacking with hay hooks kept farm boys hopping.

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Back to the past: Fifty years later, the author revisits his boyhood job – poking wires on a four-man baler – during a 2007 show at New Haven, Ind. At the show, the John Deere unit was used as a stationary baler, with only the tractor driver’s position vacant.