Harvesting Hay with the Sweep-Rake: A Means by Which Eastern Hay-Growers May Save Labor

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"The sweep-rake offers the possibility of reducing by the about 50 per cent the labor required in harvesting hay compared with the methods now commonly used in the East. This implement is used most extensively in the hay-growing sections of the West, but is entirely practicable under conditions prevailing in many eastern sections. It is comparatively inexpensive and costs little for repairs. It eliminates a great deal of irksome hand labor. With the sweep-rake a boy who can drive a team can do the same work as a man. Many eastern hay-growers are unacquainted with the value of this tool, ... continued below

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12 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Yerkes, Arnold P. & McClure, H. B. (Harry B.) 1917.

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"The sweep-rake offers the possibility of reducing by the about 50 per cent the labor required in harvesting hay compared with the methods now commonly used in the East. This implement is used most extensively in the hay-growing sections of the West, but is entirely practicable under conditions prevailing in many eastern sections. It is comparatively inexpensive and costs little for repairs. It eliminates a great deal of irksome hand labor. With the sweep-rake a boy who can drive a team can do the same work as a man. Many eastern hay-growers are unacquainted with the value of this tool, and the purpose of this bulletin is to bring it to their attention and urge its consideration as a means of relieving the shortage of farm labor." -- p. 2

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12 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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"June, 1917." -- title page

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Yerkes, Arnold P. & McClure, H. B. (Harry B.). Harvesting Hay with the Sweep-Rake: A Means by Which Eastern Hay-Growers May Save Labor, pamphlet, 1917; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96479/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.