New acquisition at a nearby Rural Life Museum. It's a bit like a floor jack except it pulls down rather than pushing up. About 2ft long, with a coarse and a fine ratchet. Looks like the end of the base is turned 90degrees so you can put your foot on it to hold in place while you carry out some operation. (Padlock is just for idea of scale)
Looks like an old come along of some sort.
Just a guess, a fence stretcher ?
Is that a calf or colt puller? Used for extracting a stuck calf or colt from the mother.
Just a SWAG.
I'm going to say fence stretcher too. Just wondering where the opposing hook goes. Maybe broken off of the flat metal arm with the twisted end?
I've never seen wheels on anything used for pulling calves or stretching fence . . . nor does that outfit look useful for either chore. I'm stumped.
"I've never seen wheels on anything used for pulling calves or stretching fence..."
WHAT! NO WHEELS? My gosh man, I wouldn't use any other kind!
Yes, I'm stumped too... Stump puller??? no...
By the way, is it better to pull a calf, or to push it? I have to say, I've never been on either end of calf, so I'm stumped, (again). If the calf were also on wheels, it may solve this pulling/pushing issue right there. But, I digress...
We was doing a breach birth on a cow when this guy ask (how fast that calf going when he hit that cow(
The reason you cant push a calf is the rope just bends.
I have heard of using a tractor to pull a calf.
Growing up on a farm has it's advantages.
Eugene, ok so I had to think on that one a bit! LOL that's funny!
Fence stretcher the wheels where to walk around the post, I have actually used one as a boy with my grandfather, it still hangs in the barn!
Daren, so have I. In each instance either the calf or the cow, or both didn't make it. Cattlemen of my acquaintance usually prefaced the report with "Can you believe that stupid S.O.B. actually hitched up his tractor and . . ."
Fun for some, not for all I guess.
Joe & Rich.... 'Youse guys' are spot on. There is no better place to learn about life than to grow up living on a farm! "Fence stretchers & our cattle" were common. When we were presented a difficult delivery, we utilized a rope with slip knots on each end to help the calf & mom. Both feet stayed on the ground and no B.S.....
Pulling a calf is not pretty. I felt sorry for both the calf an cow.