Automatic baling machine at work producing bales of straw

One of the locations we used in Stewiacke (pronounced stew-e-ack) Nova Scotia was on a farm. On our way out, we noticed a farmer driving a tractor with a baling machine and a large open trailer. Neither of us had ever seen this before … so I had to get out and take some photos … and video segments. Watching the¬†automatic baling machine at work producing bales of straw was somewhat humorous to see.

Here’s what we saw:

farm field ready to produce bales of straw
This is how the field was setup prior to creating the bales of straw. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
Just kind of fun to watch ’em shooting out. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
Driving back and forth along each row of grass, the projectiles continue. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
It’s not stacking very neatly, but neatness doesn’t count in this process. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
The just keep shooting out as the farmer drives along the row of grass. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
The bale shoots back until it is restrained by the trailer or other bales. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
All of a sudden there’s a loud bang and a finished bale of straw shoots out from the baler into the trailer. Larry Shapiro photo
automatic baling machine creates straw bales
One more just fro fun. Larry Shapiro photo