Hay fork / bundle fork

identifier
ID 986
morphology
craft
craft
holotype
MOT V 83.0414 L=129cm WD=15,5cm WT=780gr
holotype
MOT V 86.0443 L=143cm WD=16cm WT=1070gr
holotype
MOT V 91.0710 L=135cm WD=16cm WT=700gr
holotype
MOT V 94.0214 S L=25cm WD=6cm WT=200gr
holotype
MOT V 98.0058 L=42cm WD=19cm WT=400gr
holotype
MOT V 2008.0366 L=144cm WD=19cm WT=760gr
alias
alfalfa fork (syn.) (SELLENS: 186)
alias
pitch fork (syn.) (SELLENS: 186)
alias
straw fork (syn.) (JEWELL: 30)
description

The hay fork is a fork with 2 to 3 - sometimes four - round or square, pointed, slightly curved, iron or steel tines (approx. 15-30 cm; spacing: approx. 7-20 cm), which have a straight wooden handle of varying length (approx. 100-300 cm). Sometimes it is also a monoxil fork-shaped branch (1).

The farmer prefers a steel hay fork with two tines, to put the sheaves on the cart at harvest time or to stick it from the cart in the attic. The one with three teeth or the wooden bundle fork is often used to turn the hay (see also the hay rake). [MOT]

(1) Eg. ROBERT: 8-20.