Story: Farm mechanisation

Manual hay grab

Manual hay grab

Manually operated machines could make heavy work easier. Here, in 1914, hay is loaded onto a large stack with the assistance of a claw grab operated by several men manipulating ropes and pulleys.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-010146; G
Photograph by James McAllister

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James Watson, 'Farm mechanisation - Machines powered by humans and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18349/manual-hay-grab (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by James Watson, published 24 Nov 2008