2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #28[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Folding 3-Pt. Toolbar Pulls Old Hay Rake On Slopes
The bar is made from 2 1/2-in. sq. tubing and attaches to a quick hitch. It’s hinged on each side, so the wings can be raised or lowered by a pair of hydraulic cylinders.
“I came up with the idea so I could rake hay off the slopes of county ditches while driving on the shoulder of the road or in the bottom of the ditch,” says Johnson. “I buy old steel-wheeled rakes cheap and fix them up for roadside use instead of using a newer rake. Roadside ditches have many hazards that can be hard on rakes, and I’d rather break up an old rake I bought for $100 than ruin a new one.
“It’s inconvenient to have to rehitch all the time, but it greatly reduces the risk of a tractor rollover and is worth the extra time. I recently baled 75 round bales of brome grass ditch hay which makes great feed for my cows.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Duane Johnson, 3130 Upland Ave., Lohrville, Iowa 51453 (ph 712 465-2261; email@example.com).
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