Restoration Projects

Case Hay Press

The two year restoration of the Case Hay Press has begun. From interaction with several antique agricultural organizations, the JI Case Collectors Association (JICCA) and the JI Case Heritage Foundation, we have been told the baler owned by WGHSEA was manufactured in 1935 and that they are only aware of two others in existence. In fact, our unit is the only one they know of that makes the bale size of 17" X 22". The other two balers make smaller bales.

The four wheels have new rims being placed on the original hubs and spokes by a company in Lancaster county who specializes in the manufacturer of metal wheels for the Amish. Kampel Enterprises in Wellsville is donating machining and sheet metal fabrication. Fetrow Welding in Dover is donating the fabrication of a new axle to replace the poorly made rear axle that was on the baler to get it ready for demonstrations. 

Special Thanks

We would like to thank the following people and businesses who have donated time and materials:

Kampel Enterprises

Fetrow Welding

Sand Blasting, Tom Seibert (WGHSEA Member)

Painting, Cale Sultzbaugh (WGHSEA Member)

Straw Boss, Dale Bentz (WGHSEA Member)

Assistant Straw Boss, Richard Conley (WGHSEA Member)

Cross Motor

JI CASE 1925, 12-20 Crossmotor Tractor 


WGHSEA 1925, JI CASE 12-20 Crossmotor Tractor

Tractor was donated to the association by longtime organization and Board of Directors member, Alfred Laughman of Berwick Township, Hanover PA. The tractor is in need of Intake and exhaust manifolds to get it up and running. Jeff Helman of Rosewood Machine and Tool Company in Ohio has agreed to die-cast new manifolds.


  • Model: 12-20 Crossmotor

  • Year: 1925 

  • Serial No. 51826 

  • Engine: JI Case 4.4L 4-cyl

  • RPM: 1050 

  • Fuel: Kerosene 

  • HP: Drawbar 12hp 

  • HP: Belt hp 

  • Weight: 4,232 Ibs.

  • Number Built: 9,237

  • Manufacture: J.I. Case 

  • Factory: Racine, Wisconsin, USA