Easier Work, Bigger Results at Haying Time
By Dick Perue
An advertisement in the July 15, 1920 issue of the Encampment Echo proclaims:
Time is short. Labor is scarce. Everything points to a big hay crop. Conditions in other hay producing countries indicate a good price for our crops this fall. Are we ready or are we going to waste our time and the time of high-priced help fussing and tinkering around with old worn out machinery? If we are wise, no time is going to be spent this way. We will start with machinery we can depend on to do the job – a good clean job, with no delays.
We have a limited stock of hay machinery on hand. Not enough to go around, but enough to help – 10 Dempster Sweeps, three Dempster Stackers, etc.
Dempster Sweep Rakes were designed for the grueling, rake breaking work of the great hay districts. They have stood the strain for years and are unhesitatingly recommended for all hay growing districts.
The Dempster Sweep Rake is a combined power and lever lift rake. This feature has a decided advantage over the ordinary rake, for the reason that the power and lever lift can be applied simultaneously.
Tension of teeth is governed by a foot lever, easily regulating teeth to conform with uneven ground. When the rake is unloaded, teeth can be elevated to full height and locked. Then they can be lowered to gathering position while in motion. The rake is also equipped with eight-foot teeth with pressed steel points.
A few of the wiser ranchers have learned the merits of the Dempster Stackers. We hear them talk of the ease of operation, the amount of work and the good work they do. The big features are the simplicity of design, strongly built and re-enforced, light draft, ease of operation, free delivery and extraordinary efficiency.
When haying time comes, the greatest number of acres cut with the least expense and labor in the shortest time is the prime object. Good machinery, set up right, will help us accomplish this.