from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device attached to a hay-rack or hay-wagon, for gathering up the hay from windrows or from haycocks and loading it upon the wagon.
- n. A hay-loader of the modern type consists essentially of a broad inclined elevator supported on a pair of wheels, and designed to be attached to the rear end of a hay-wagon; some form of raking or gathering device for collecting the hay from the ground or from windrows; and a conveyer for carrying the hay, as fast as gathered, up to the elevator and stacking it on the wagon. The forward movement of the wagon causes the wheels of the loader to communicate motion, by means of belts, to some form of revolving or reciprocating hay-rake and some form of conveyer that lifts the loose hay gathered by the rakes and deposits it on the wagon. Such machines have largely superseded hand labor in gathering the hay crop.
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