A gentleman from Minnesota (Bob R.) called me this week and asked about a side mount baler that the historical society here has. He's trying to put together a list of all the balers left, their serial numbers, and where they're located.
As far as he and I know, there are roughly 10 of these units left in the USA. He had a list of names and phone number of those people, but he has not been able to get ahold of all of them.
I was wondering if any of you folks know of someone who has one of these things. There may be more out there that we don't know about.
Bob indicated that once all this information was gathered, there was a lady in FENA who might write an article about the balers and their locations. he could not remember the name of the lady.
In a related note - I am in need of some of the hitch parts for these balers and similar implements. I need the part that goes between the lift arms and goes up to the top link connection point on the tractor.
If you aren't familiar with the balers, here's a link to a picture of an advertisement about them:
If you know of anyone with one of these balers, or are interested in them in general, or might have some hitch parts for them, please email me at:
rsitruss (at) Yahoo (dot) com
I also have more pictures if any of you are interested in seeing them.