Hay hook


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Hay hook

A hand hook used when handling the old nominal sixty-seven-pound hay bales. Without a hook to grab the bales, handling them was awkward and required either holding the wires wrapped around the bale, or else wrapping ones arms around the bale. The newer round bales, which may weigh up to a ton, require a different approach
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When feeding baled hay, a very useful tool is a hay hook that can also serve as a twine cutter.
If you are handling several bales of hay at feeding time, or loading hay onto a truck or pickup, the hay hook makes bale handling a lot easier.
Another thing: When you do physical work, you can daydream as you work - though you don't want to get so distracted that you did what I did: get a hay hook stuck in a bale that was heading up the elevator (along with me).
Clare shows up at jobs with cages, rubber and leather gloves, a face guard to protect against angry animals and skunk spray, hay hooks to grab cages, a web cam attached to a pvc pipe to peek into dark nests or dens and a .
ACTION STATIONS: Defender Graham Allen challenges Huddersfield striker Nat Brown (right); PERFECT TIMING: Tranmere's Graham Allen slides in to tackle Huddersfield's Steve Jenkins at the McAlpine Stadium yesterday; COMMITMENT: Alex Hay hooks the ball away from Kevin Sharp (above left) while Shane Nicholson tackles Lee Ashcroft (above right)
The square bales, along with the hay hooks and all the neat barns built over the countryside to accommodate this aspect of cattle care, as we knew it then, have been.