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An early hay carrier

This catalogue page celebrated the success of the Louden hay carriers, which enabled a farmer to easily lift hay into his barn loft.

It was an early form of an overhead crane.

Old Hay carrier catalog page

Scroll down to see photos of an early Hay Carrier on display at the Mare Barn at the Maasdam Barns complex in Fairfield, IA.

A very early Louden Hay Carrier on display in the Mare Barn.
An early Louden Hay carrier.

Close up.  These carriers were made of wood.  Later carriers were made of metal, and used metal tracks.
An early Louden Hay carrier.

Catalog page.
Hay Carrier

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