In-feed and Inspection
Overhead View of Weighing and Separating

Once the slab of hay has passed inspection, it is advanced forward by the in-feed onto the weighing platform.  When the preset weight is reached, the separation forks of the press penetrate the slab between the flakes and separates a section of hay that weighs approximately 160 pounds.  The forks then move the weighed hay into the compression chamber to be pressed.