Dump rake, Monticello, 2005

Contributed by Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Description

This dump rake, ca. 1910, located one mile north of Monticello on Route One, was originally designed to be pulled by horses but was later adapted to be pulled by a tractor.

A dump rake was so called because after raking the hay for a short distance, a lever operated mechanism raised the rake tines to "dump" the hay. The rake was pulled back and forth across a field and on each pass the hay was pulled into line with previously dumped piles making a windrow.

After the field was raked into windrows, the dump rake was pulled down along a windrow dumping the hay into piles along the way. These piles were later loaded onto hay wagons and taken to storage.

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About This Item

  • Title: Dump rake, Monticello, 2005
  • Creator: Asam, Richard Henry
  • Creation Date: 2005-05-15
  • Subject Date: 2005-05-15
  • Town: Monticello
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 15 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
1678 U.S. Route 1, Littleton, ME 04730
(207) 538-9604 (Debbie)
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