I built this hay sweep instead of buying a baler to bale hay. I googled "hay sweep" and engineered it from the old pictures I included in this video. The tractor is a John Deere 790 with a model 70 loader. The hay sweep is 10' wide. It attaches to the bucket with chain and two binders. The frame is pair of 2.5"x2.5"x1/4" angle irons. The 13 stakes (sweepstakes?!) are rough sawn ash 1.75" thick, tapered, 6'2" long (that's what I could get out of a board, nothing special about the length) and spaced every 10 inches. Smaller angle and flat iron make a backboard. Get to the shop and make one yourself!
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