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Building Hay Stacks

The figure shows how Raymond's Elevator is mounted for stack building. These poles need not be so heavy as when three poles alone are used. They are kept from being drawn over toward each other in elevating heavy loads, by lashing the lower end of each outer pole to a strong sake, driven into the ground obliquely, by first making a hole with a crow-bar. OIt is convenient to place the two pole tripodssufficiently from each other to give room for the stack, or rick,and to allow the wagon to pass within them.
The elevator first lifts its load, then carries it along the rope till the man on the load drops it by a jerk of the cord.

Farm Implements and the Principles of their construction and use. By John J Thomas Published 1860 Available from books.google.com