Rake, Dump

10.15

Title
Dump Rake for Hay
Category
Materials

Dimensions

129.540 cm. H x 31.750 cm. W Item (Overall)

Description
Sulky hay rake. This riding rake was made by International Harvester. It is painted green with yellow wheels. The wooden tongue is still there along with the yoke/tree to attach to the horses. The spokes of the 2 wheels are round. When in use, the teeth of the rake drag along the ground collecting hay until the teeth are full. The teeth are then lifted leaving their collection in a pile. As the farmer drives around and around the field, the teeth are raised in the same place each time so the hay is collected in what is known as a windrow. Unlike a side delivery rake which leaves a windrow parallel to the direction of travel, this sort of rake leaves a window crossways to the direction of travel.

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