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Eric Schulz
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(Date Posted:05/12/2008 17:13:08)
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Hay loaders were used for picking up loose hay from a windrow and elevating it to a wagon, where it was forked into a load that hopefully did not fall off on the way home. Loose hay was not not used in Australia as much as overseas. We preferred sheaved hay.

This model No.1, in the catalogue with the one below, looks to be an earlier design.

Both loaders from a 1917-18 catalogue.



A Google image search found this photo of a loader in action. You can search for more.

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RE:Massey-Harris hay loaders
(Date Posted:06/12/2008 19:25:03)

jayvee, who can't post images, sent me this one:



He doesn't know the make of loader, do you? The truck is an Austin Load Star. Those trucks had one of the fastest starting engines made. Photo taken at "Old Time Reaping Day" - Rusty Park, Marrabel, Sth Aust.

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RE:Massey-Harris hay loaders
(Date Posted:07/12/2008 04:03:23)

Gee Whiz Eric, you blokes had flash gear to work with, and painted too!

I've never seen a (loose) hay loader before. We used pitch forks on a single horse dray (Sandy or Mary were the horses) with poles at each corner of the dray that sort of kept the hay in. No paint on our dray.  The hay went to a hay shed built 6 feet off the ground, which let air through underneath, and gave storage space for farm implements.

But to one side of the hay shed itself was a doorway that let one move the hay across and drop it down into the feed boxes for the horses in their stables. Another reason to build the shed 6 feet above ground level.

It all worked pretty well, until first the horses went (replaced by a Fergy 23) and then the hayshed and stables went in the '67 bush fires.

You weren't getting many answers to your post, so I thought I might add a bit from memory lane.

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