Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Farmers and ranchers whose average hay production exceeds ,350 tons per year have been faced with a serious labor shortage .and are in need of a means of cutting the cost of production. As a result, a new method commonly called hay sledding has been developed. Hay sledding first began in the sandhills of Nebraska. This method spread to many surrounding areas when the application of power winches made it possible to use three-plow, and in some cases two-plow tractors, for this operation.
Welchart, Ted, "Hay Stack Movers for South Dakota" (1953). SDSU Extension Circulars. 572.