The Allis-Chalmers model 10 Roto-Baler put a new spin on hay baling
A rear-side view of Don Brown’s 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model 10 Roto-Baler.
The Roto-Baler on display at Albany (Minn.) Pioneer Days.
Don added a couple of rods to the back of his Roto-Baler so people could see the bales right next to the machine.
Don likes old Allis-Chalmers machines because they are original and unusual.
Photo courtesy Shirley Emmert
This youngster is entranced with the Roto-Baler and a round bale.
Though running versions of the 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model 10 Roto-Baler are rare, some in various other conditions are occasionally found, like this one that belongs to the Minnesota’s Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls.
Photo by Nikki Rajala
Don’s Allis-Chalmers side rake always brings out a big crowd at shows.
Photo courtesy Don Brown
Detail of the 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model 10 Roto-Baler.
A close-up of the pulleys that run the 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model 10 Roto-Baler.
A view of the Roto-Baler’s platform that picks up alfalfa or other hay.
When Don bought his 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model 10 Roto-Baler in Missouri, loading turned out to be a challenge. Loaders had to be used to lift it because the wheels were too wide to fit on a trailer ramp.