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Posted December 23, 2015 - 11:21 PM

To me it looks like a Hay head off on old pull behind chopper that was used on a farm. It is used to pick up hay out of a windrow and feed it into the chopping knives. Similar to this one chopper pic.jpg , instead of an auger it looks like the big wheel helps feed it in. The second picture looks like the bottom of it. Anybody able to read the lettering on the side of it in the first picture?


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 06:19 AM

To me it looks like a Hay head off on old pull behind chopper that was used on a farm. It is used to pick up hay out of a windrow and feed it into the chopping knives. Similar to this one attachicon.gifchopper pic.jpg, instead of an auger it looks like the big wheel helps feed it in. The second picture looks like the bottom of it. Anybody able to read the lettering on the side of it in the first picture?

I saved the pic and blew it up 500%. Couldn't make out anything readable.


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 09:37 AM

My guess is that it is for picking up dropped apples.
Your looking at the back bottom side in the first picture.
A piece of canvas would cover the middle opening.
The big wheel would just kind of help them along to a trailer.
Upstate New York is Apple country. Drops are a real problem.
You can't hardly walk in an orchid once they apples start to fall.
And if you could gather them you can make cider.
Or, as my neighbor does, feed them to your pigs!

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Posted December 24, 2015 - 10:19 AM

I didn't know what it was, but I did know where to find out what it is.

 

The answer is here: http://forums.yester...c.php?t=1254383

 

Looks like esbbent was pretty much correct except for the brand.


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Darn, I thought sure I'd nailed!

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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:38 PM

I've never seen a chopper like that before.  All we've ever had or been around had much smaller twin roll feeds.



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Looks like it has some faded writing on the one panel but the photo is too distant to make it out.

likely something along the line of "keep hands out"



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 09:15 AM

Now we know!



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 09:47 AM

Wow, you guys are good.  I had no idea what that was. 


Edited by Delmar, December 26, 2015 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted December 26, 2015 - 11:23 AM

   well that settles that, almost be worth going and getting it just to have that really cool wheel.  not sure what I would use it for but it is cool !!!!



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 11:59 AM

If you don't have apples but do have a field/garden with lots  of those pain in the neck small stones------ with a little modification you could make a stone picker/windrower!   :thumbs:



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Posted December 26, 2015 - 04:20 PM

   well that settles that, almost be worth going and getting it just to have that really cool wheel.  not sure what I would use it for but it is cool !!!!

 

You could turn it into a water wheel, hook a generator to it and power the shop... :smilewink:


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