Remembering the overshot hay stacker
The article about the Jayhawk stacker (Farm Collector, June 2006, page 28) is misleading. The Jayhawk and the overshot stackers were two very different types of stackers. I worked around both kinds in the early 1940s. The overshot was a stationary type, staked down at the stack site and the hay was pushed up on the teeth with a buck rake and a team of horses pulled the teeth up with a rope attached to the lift arms. The hay was dumped off of the backside of the tines onto the stack.
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