How to Build a Hay Wagon: Do It Yourself and Cheaply

Making several round trips to get hay can be bothersome. Larry Brumfield teaches how to build a hay wagon to cut down that time spent on multiple trips.



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If you're making several trips back and forth for hay, stop. Larry Brumfield has advice and instructions on how to make your own wagon for cutting down your total number of trips to the field.
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Photo 2: Here I'm stripping off the remains of the old Chevy's power steering for later use as the hydraulic lift for a snowplow.
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Photo 4: Notice how the tongue is free to pivot horizontally and vertically, an absolute necessity when working on irregular ground.
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Photo 1: The 1964 Chevy we bought, delivery included, for $28.00 prior to its conversion into a hay wagon.
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Photo 3: The two pieces of steel shown here have been welded to the front of the frame and will hold the tongue assembly. Remember to attach these supports securely!
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Photo 5: I welded two pieces of angle iron to the rear of the car frame to support the weight of the bed's main lengthwise wooden beams.
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PHOTO 7. Proof that the wagon really hauls hay. It'll carry 120 bales at once, although we normally only haul 80 to 90.
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Photo 6: The haywagon near completion. The big main beams are set four feet apart.
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