Harpoon fork

a kind of hayfork, consisting of a bar with hinged barbs at one end and a loop for a rope at the other end, used for lifting hay from the load by horse power.

See also: Harpoon

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We were putting up loose hay and my father was pulling the trolley back to set the harpoon fork. The trip rope broke and he fell, breaking his collarbone.
Dad pushed the harpoon fork into the load of hay and pulled up on the tine trip arm to set the grippers, one at a time.
Harpoon forks worked well in long hay but not in short hay, so grapple hooks were developed.