An alternate system my father developed for use building stacks on a farm in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, employed a hydraulic hay stacker
mounted on a tractor (in our case, a 1941 John Deere A).
Bloom corn crusher, McCormick-Deering corn binder, Superior Hay Stacker
got its start in the late 1890s in Salina, building its first hay stacker
(capable of lifting 700 lbs.
Further research showed the John Deere 52 hay stacker
(which was in fact built by Deere) was discontinued after 1963 due to lack of interest.
On a fine summer day more than 165 years ago, a rancher in the Flint Hills of Kansas hitched a team to an overshot hay stacker
and, with his hired men, went to work stacking hay.
Marv's Jayhawk is an overshot hay stacker
, a piece of horse-drawn farm equipment patented in 1915.
Dain made an overshot hay stacker
that was bought out by them, so I assume they did the same with the pump jack.
I thought I should thank everyone for responding to my letter (Farm Collector, July 2002) concerning a hay stacker
. I received one letter and two phone calls.
This is a picture of a hay stacker
identical to one we owned in the 1930s on our farm near Stockton, in northwest Kansas.
In 1900 the company was moved to Ottumwa, Iowa, where Dain produced harvesting equipment including sickle mowers, hay loaders, hay stackers
and side-delivery rakes, as well as other pieces of farm equipment such as pump jacks, farm mixers, feed mills, corn cutters and hay presses.
turned out Huber's wood revolving hay rakes, wood sweep rakes, wood buck rakes, Junkins hay stackers
and Rayl wood-beam spike-tooth harrows.
Its products were automatic swinging and overshot hay stackers
, sweep rakes, alfalfa stackers and push rakes.