Buck rake

Buck rake

A hay rake designed to travel along a hay windrow, collect a load of hay, and transport it to a hay stacker or Baler.
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I didn't care, stood to Admire my creations in hay, Perfect, even egg-caps, The week after they were Lifted onto a buck rake, Heeled into the shed and Spread in a uniform brack Of hay for winter fodder.
Krone 4 furrow reverse plough, pounds 1800 Foster D3 digger, pounds 1700 Claas buck rake, pounds 1300 2 wheels, pounds 1250 Taarup mower conditioner, pounds 1150 hay tedder, pounds 1100 cattle trailer, pounds 1000 cattle trailer.
Charlie would drive the buck rake, then put the hay up on the stack and climb up there and pitch it around, and come down for another load.
In the end we pushed it all into the quarry with a buck rake. As Old John used to say: "You can't odds the weather."
"The front wheels came from my dad's horse-drawn buck rake," Donald says.
It just lay there and turned into black sludge, until at last I got a neighbour to come with a buck rake and push it all into the quarry.
Before the transition from loose hay to baled hay, almost every farmer around here had converted an old motorized vehicle into a buck rake. Any old car or truck available was fair game.
My brother and a hired man built a buck rake and I helped when I got out of school.
I know nothing about the buck rake he wrote about, but I noticed the hydraulic loader mounted on the Farmall H tractor in the photo.
I remember well using it with a buck rake attached to the high lift.
This is what I remember from the 1940s of our cut-down REO truck with a buck rake on each end.