Eugene wrote:How about a photo. I keep thinking one of the paddle chain elevators - I've never seen one with wood. Or, is this a hay buck?
I think he is talking about something like this:
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George Willer wrote:Ike,
That's exactly the loader I was thinking of. We made a lot of loose hay with one behind a horse drawn wagon. The team of horses also pulled the mower and rake... and then pulled the bull rope to pull the slings of hay up into the barn. No tractor at all was used for hay making.
The cross pieces are wood... probably oak, running between the link chains on both sides. there are ropes running parallel to the chains through holes in the slats... about 8" on centers. The hay rides on the slats and ropes, and is protected from loss by wind by additional lengthwise slats that ride on top of the hay.
It's been a long time, but if I recall correctly most of the metal was painted yellow, even though it was a McCormick machine (I think).
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