Handy Devices

May 2023 Handy Devices: Save the Hay

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Cable Spool Hayrack (Illustration by Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

R.L. Richard, Iowa, Louisiana, built this hayrack from a fiber optic cable spool wrapped in 18-inch-wide, heavy-duty concrete reinforcement wire. The bottom is made from the same wire material. Richard welded four evenly spaced 10-inch legs to the bottom outside edge of the spool and one in the middle to keep the hay off the ground. The rack is 8 feet wide and holds two round bales.


-- CASH FOR YOUR IDEAS: Share with us your project ideas, and we'll pay you $400 upon publication. To submit a Handy Device, please send a complete explanation of your idea and clear photographs or detailed drawings. We'd like to see a video, too, but that's optional. If you've published your idea on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), send us the link. With each entry, include your name, address and telephone number. Send Handy Device entries to: dan.miller@dtn.com. Sorry, but we cannot acknowledge submissions or return photographs, drawings or documentation.

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