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Re: Hayride Goes Awry

Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:59 pm

Another thing- What kind of hay-ride has no hay? See none in all the pictures on the internet. :?: :-| :?:

Re: Hayride Goes Awry

Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:02 pm

I used to run the hayride at a local park. MANY loads per day from the park headquarters back to the corn maze then pick up a load on the far side of the field and take them home. Sometimes with a tractor and sometimes with a team of Belgians. We used an older wood deck modified with bench seats and railings. Rarely more than 15 on a ride. I have also pulled flat racks loaded with a lot of hay up and down hills with tractors as small as a Farmall B. With good ag tires and intelligent driving they can easily do it. It is unlikely that those people outweighed my hay loads. What I am seeing is operator error. Either too much speed or turning where/when he shouldn't.....or both.

Re: Hayride Goes Awry

Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:20 am

Nimrod wrote: What I am seeing is operator error. Either too much speed or turning where/when he shouldn't.....or both.

That's the way I see it. When the trailer started going around the tractor, the tongue road up the up the rear tire flipping the trailer as you see it.
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