Paul Radabaugh's miniature Farmhand loaders tell hay stacker story.
A 1/16-scale Farmall M with Farmhand hay stacker; 1/43-scale John Deere with Farmhand hay basket; and a 1/64-scale Oliver with Farmhand hay basket. Far right: As a youth working on the farm, Paul says he was always the guy on the haystack, like the figure at right working with a John Deere 52 hay stacker.
This close shot shows the Farmhand’s hydraulic hoses linked to the controls.
Top view of a Farmhand hay basket.
A 1/8-scale hay basket on a Farmall M 1/8-scale tractor, one of Paul Radabaugh’s creations.
Paul makes tiny pulleys by hand.
Fine detail work on the manure bucket and grab fork.
Paul’s model of a Farmhand hay basket reaches way up, just like it did on the real tractor. Hay could be put up at 21 feet, or with an attachment, 26 feet.
The Jayhawk, made by the Wyatt Mfg. Co., Salina, Kan., had no hydraulics and operated by means of two ropes.
Old literature like this for the Jayhawk helps Paul get a perspective on what he’s going to build.