Letters to the Editor

The Bollerud hay stacker invention

| September 2006

  • TheBollerud.jpg

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This is what I remember from the 1940s of our cut-down REO truck with a buck rake on each end. It was used to bring bundles of oats to the threshing machine, and to bring windrowed hay to the haymow over the barn when the barn was full. We would bring hay to the Jayhawk hay stacker that was on skids. Later we got one with rubber tires that we mounted on the front of a 1927 Chevrolet (shown in photo) to make stacks of hay. The man in the photo is my uncle, John Iver Bollerud; the man behind the load of oat bundles is my dad, Charles Bollerud. Late in the 1950s we got two Allis-Chalmers WDs and put buck rakes on the front of them. I am now 71 years young.

- Ernest Bollerud
1035 Hackett St.
Beloit, WI 53511-5132