Mechanization Meets Haymow: Hayfork Pulley Systems

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A typical 2-pulley hayfork carrier. The end of the draft rope is knotted firmly into the left side of the carrier before passing down around the lower pulley, to which the fork is attached, and back up and over the right carrier pulley. This carrier can be swiveled to operate in the opposite direction.
A typical 2-pulley hayfork carrier. The end of the draft rope is knotted firmly into the left side of the carrier before passing down around the lower pulley, to which the fork is attached, and back up and over the right carrier pulley. This carrier can be swiveled to operate in the opposite direction.
From a 1916 Louden Machinery Company catalog