Hay trolley, hay carriers or sometimes called hay unloaders were used to move loads of hay (held by a sling or fork) from a wagon into the barn for storage. The carriers traveled along track: first wood beams and then, beginning in the 1890s, steel rail. Every carrier depended on a pulley to raise and lower the load. If you want to learn more about these and other hay trolleys please visit our good friends at Hay Trolley Heaven for the most complete collection of hay trolley information on the Internet.
Below are some of the antique barn hay carriages, trolleys, or cross draft unloaders we have for sale.