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General Catalogue No. 5 

The largest factory under the British Flag devoted exclusively to the manufacture 

of Barn and Stable Equipment 



Louden Machinery Co. of Canada, Limited, Winnipeg, Man. 
Louden Machinery Co., of Canada, Limited, St. John, N. B. 
Louden Machinery Co , of Canada, Limited, Vancouver, B. C. 
Louden Machinery Co., of Canada, Limited, Quebec, P. Q. 
Alberta Dairy Suppliei Limited, Edmonton, Alta. 

Louden Machinery Co. of Canada, Limited 



The num 
ber of barns 
equipped with 
Louden prod 
ucts runs into 
the millions 
and these 
goods have 
been sold 
not as a result 
of advertising, 
not as a result 
of a superior 
selling organi 
zation, but as 
a result of the 
sterling worth 
of Loud en 



We are 

determined that 

every Louden product 

will go out in working 

order; that it will work easily; 

that it will work safely; 

that it will fulfill every 

claim made for it 

and more. 

During its entire history 
-over fifty years 
.this company has held to 
this determination, and this 
determination is the founda 
tion of its success. 



Hay Carriers (Fork) 6-10 

Hay Carriers (Sling) 12-15 

Cable Carriers and Rickers 16-17 

Track and Track Fittings .18-19 

Power Hoist 20-22 

Balance Grapple Forks 23-24 

Harpoon Forks 25 

Slings and Sling Fittings. 26-30 

Pulleys. 31-33 

Specialties 34-35 


Litter Carriers 36-38 

Feed Carriers 39-4 1 

Steel Track and Track Fittings . . 

Swinging Cranes and Fittings 43-45 

Milk Can Carriers 47 

Merchandise Carriers 48 


Louden Junior Hay Fork Carrier --Fig. 430 

Fig. 523 

Illustration shows our 
patent End Stop for Lou 
den Double Bead Steel 
Track. Two are furnished 
with the Junior Carrier. 

Fig. 7 

Fig. 7 is an end view of the upper 
frame of all the Louden Swivel Carriers, 
showing the great strength. The sides 
carrying the wheels are joined together 
by two end pieces. These end pieces 
have upwardly extending arms (as seen 
in cut), which are secured to the sides 
above while a bolt holds them together 
at the bottom, thus making the strong 
est possible frame, and at the same 
time saving space, as all the space taken 
up below the track is the thickness 
of the end pieces. This is a distinc 
tive Louden feature. 

The wheel arms are thoroughly 
braced and will never spread with a 
heavy load and let the carrier off the 

Fig. 1123 

Trip Block Furnished as 
Part of Carrier 


For use in any style of barn. Especially 
desirable in barns where hay is unloaded 
from a center driveway or at both ends. 
Built to operate on Louden Double Bead 
steel track. 

Diameter of rope wheels, 4 inches. 
Diameter of track wheels on tread, 2 l / inches. 
Bearing surface on track (distance between front and rear 

axles), \Q l /2 inches. Total length of carrier, 13 inches. 
Carries fork within 12 inches of track. 
Frame of carrier of refined malleable iron. 
Rope and track wheels special quality gray iron. 
Safe working capacity, 1 .000 pounds. 
Three-quarter inch best manilla rope is recommended. 

Thirteen-sixteenths or % inch rope can be used. 
One fork pulley, I trip block, 2 end stop blocks, I rope swivel 
furnished with carrier. Weight, 25 pounds. 

The Louden Junior is the most popular and the biggest selling 
hay fork carrier. Its construction is simple and compact. More of 
these carriers are in use in the barns of the country than any other 
hay carrier made. For twenty years it has been standard and doing 
its work safely and surely on thousands of farms. 

This carrier is suitable for use in any style of barn. Where hay 
is taken up at the end of building it works easily and smoothly as a 
one-way carrier. It is a "Louden swivel" carrier and where hay is 
unloaded from a center driveway it is quickly reversed. The pulley 
through which draft rope works in the end of the barn is changed 
from one end to the other. The carrier can then be swiveled around 
by giving a swinging pull on the draft rope. No climbing up to the 
carrier necessary. In long barns where hay is unloaded at both ends 
the carrier can be changed from one end to the other without changing 
a rope or pulley. 

The carrier has the wide flaring mouth and the round topped fork 
pulley that have made all Louden Carriers popular with hay growers. 
The fork pulley never fails to enter the carrier at the proper time. 
It is not necessary that the wagon should be directly under the carrier. 
The wide flaring mouth receives the round fork pulley no matter from 
what angle the fork is drawn and regardless of swinging load or 
twisting ropes. No failure, no backing up of the team to make the 
second trial. 

Louden Junior Hay Fork Carrier Continued 

The end of the rope is fastened in the carrier with our patent swivel 
iron knot. (See S in Fig. C 430.) The rope is placed through the tilting 
eye S and the iron knot, resting loosely on the eye, makes a complete, 
durable and simple swivel. This swivel allows all twists and kinks 
of the rope to escape. Many times when a new rope is first put in a 
carrier it will twist and kink so badly as to cause delays and 
annoyance. Sometimes it is necessary to take the rope out and turn 
it end for end. The swivel iron knot with the Louden Junior Carrier 
does away with all that trouble. 

The rope wheels in the carrier and in the fork pulley are 4 inches in 
diameter and are heavy and strong. The wheels revolve on heavy 
malleable iron bushings recessed into the main frame. The short, 
heavy bushings sustain the weight of the load while the bolt passing 
through holds the frame of the carrier together. The wheels are 
perfectly formed and so smooth that the wear on the rope is reduced 
to a minimum. 

The hook in the fork pulley which carries the fork is attached to the 
pulley by a strong swivel connection. Even should the load of hay 
turn around while being raised the ropes will not twist. This swivel 
hook in the fork pulley makes it practical to set the fork in the hay 
at any angle desired. 

The grappling hooks in the carrier take a deep grip in the frame of 
the fork pulley. "They grip the pulley securely, at the same time per 
mitting the pulley to swing freely. This is of immense advantage as it permits filling the mow up to the 
track with no risk of breaking the carrier or the pulley. This also makes it practical to take a large 
ful through a small door or over high beams. 

The wheel arms are short and thick, reinforced by wide ribs. The wheels are equally strong; they are 
2V. inches in diameter on tread. The web is directly under the tread where the support is most needed. 
The track wheels operate on large, heavy axles, three-fourths of an inch in diameter, flared at the shoulders 
to give additional strength and prevent the wheels from binding on the frame. The track wheels and 
axles are milled true, insuring little wear. On special orders this carrier can be equipped with eight wheel 
and oscillating engine trucks, same as shown with Ont. Sling Carrier, Fig. 821, page 16. A small charge 
will be made for this change. 

Cut A Fig. C, 430 

The end of the Showing the wide 
rope is fastened in flaring mouth, 
the Carrier with 

our patent swivel iron knot, as shown 
in A. The rope is placed through the 
tilting eye, S (Fig. C 430), and the 
iron knot resting loosely thereon makes 
a complete, durable and simple swivel, 
which lets all kink and twist out of 
the rope. 

Fig. 830 

Illustration Fig. 830 
shows the Junior Fork 
Carrier with oscillating 
engine trucks to give a wider bearing 
on the surface of the track. Otherwise 
this carrier is the same as F ig. 430 
shown on opposite page. In illustration the fork pulley is swung back as it 
would be when pulling hay into a well filled mow. 


Cut B 

Cut W represents Louden s impioved 
Track Wheel, having the web of the wheel 
directly under the tread T, which makes 
it strong and durable. It also shows the 
wheel axles, which are of solid malleable 
iron (more durable than steel) rounded out 
where it joins the carrier frame, so as to 
give it the greatest possible strength. 

Cut B shows how the large rope wheels 
are protected by shields which makes it 
easy on the rope. The bearings are chilled 
and run on large malleable bushings recessed 
into the sides and bolted through. This 
feature is patented. 

Page Seven 

Louden Senior Hay Fork Carrier Fig. 1100 


For use in any 
type or size of 

Built regularly 
to operate on 
Louden Dou 
ble Bead Steel 

Furnished regular with Rope Wheel for 

manilla rope. 
Furnished on special order with Rope Wheel 

for wire draft rope. 
Diameter of Rope Wheel in carrier and Fork 

pulley, 7 inches. 
Rope Wheels are roller bearing. 
Diameter of Track Wheels on treads 3 inches. 
Track wheels are not roller bearing. 
Bearing surface on track (distance between 

front and rear axles), 15 inches. 
Total length of carrier, 21 inches. 
Carries fork within 20 inches of the track. 
Frame of carrier of refined malleable iron. 
Rope and Track Wheels special quality gray iron 
Safe working capacity, 1 ,500 pounds. 
?4-inch best manilla rope is recommended. 
Any size rope from ? 4 -inch to 1 inch may be used. 
One fork Pulley, I Trip Block, and two End Stop 

Blocks are furnished with the carrier. 
Weight, 34 pounds. 

Fig. 523 

Illustration shows our patent 
End Stop for Louden Double 
Bead Steel Track. Two are fur 
nished with the Senior Carrier. 

Fig. 11CO 

Fig. 1123 

Trip Block Furnished as 
Part of Carrier 

Each year there are more and more large 
barns built, and each year there is an 
increasing demand and necessity for extra 
heavy hay-unloading outfits. Hay growers 
have been asking for a heavy fork carrier, 
a carrier that could be used for handling a 
hay fork in the usual way, and that could 
also be depended upon to handle extremely 
heavy loads when necessary. The needs 
and call for such a hay carrier led us to 
design and put on market the Senior Hay 
Fork Carrier. 

This Carrier throughout is built strong 
ana sturdy and in addition, its mechanism is simple and sure. It has the wide flaring mouth and the 
round-topped fork pulley that has been a distinctive feature of Louden Carriers for years. The fork 
pulley will never fail to register from whatever angle it may be drawn, and the grappling hooks take a 
deep, sure grip on the pulley. 

The Louden Senior is a "Louden swivel" frame carrier and is equally efficient whether hay is taken 
up from the end of the barn or from a center driveway. When used in a barn having a center drive, 
when one end of the barn is filled the pulley at the end of the barn, through which the draft rope passes, 
is carried over and hung in place at the other end. When this is done a swinging jerk on the draft 
rope from the wagon or ground will reverse the carrier and it will be ready to work in the other end. 

The Louden Senior has been tested in our factory under loads weighing 2,300 pounds. Operated 
vigorously under this load, the carrier showed no signs of weakness. We guarantee that it will handle 
a load weighing 1,500 Ibs. continuously and with safety. 

The bearing surface on the track the distance from center to center between front and rear track 
wheels is 15 inches. This wide bearing distributes the load along a greater surface, making it possible 
for the track to carry large loads without strain. 

The Rope Wheels of the Senior carrier are roller bearing. This large wheel (7 inches in diameter), 
together with the roller bearing, 7-inch fork pulley, reduces friction to a minimum, and makes the hoisting 
of the load from wagon much easier than with an ordinary carrier. 


Louden Senior Hay Fork Carrier Continued 

Showing Swinging Fork Pulley 

Loads can be dragged over beams or other obstructions 
without endangering carrier. 

The Track Wheels are 3 inches in diameter 
on tread, are heavy and of great strength. They 
are not roller bearing, as it takes very little power 
to pull the carrier along the track compared with 
the power necessary to hoist the load. Too great 
an ease of propelment would be a disadvantage 
through the tendency of the carrier to "run away " 
when leaving the trip block. 

With the Louden Senior Track Carrier the 
barn can be filled clear to the track. There is 
no danger of breaking any part of the carrier, as 
the load can swing back directly behind carrier 
when necessary. This feature of the Swinging 
Fork Pulley also makes it easy to pull large fork 
fuls through small doors and over high beams 
without danger of breakage. 

The round top of the Fork Pulley and the 
wide flaring mouth of the carrier is a big advan 
tage in busy hay time. The wagon can be unloaded 
from any angle, not having to stand directly under the carrier, and the Fork Pulley will always register 
true. This feature, together with our patented rope swivel, which lets the kinks and twists run out of 
the rope while forkful is being hoisted, saves a world of time that is worth many dollars in haytime. 

The rope swivel on this carrier is built into the carrier and is a big improvement over any rope swivel 
before offered. You simply pass the end of the rope through the swivel and tie a knot in the rope. 

With a good, solid knot in the end of the rope, everything is sure to hold, and the swivel works free, 
permitting the twist to run out of the rope. 

The Locking Dog has a new, distinctive feature, in that it is pivoted by means of a bolt. The Locking 
Dog may be easily taken out of the carrier without disturbing any of the other parts. 

The Rope Wheel in the Fork pulley is 7 inches in diameter. The outer pulley casing is extra strong as 
it has four ribbed spokes and the outer circumference has two heavy ribs running parallel with each other. 
These, together with the cross ribs, make an exceedingly strong frame. 

The carrier is built for use with any 
size of rope %-inch to 1 inch. We rec 
ommend a ;^-inch manilla rope as it is 
easier to handle, and costs less than a 
larger rope. Some users prefer. ||, fa, |f , 
or I inch rope, and where a large rope 
is preferred the new carrier handles it 

Fig. 7 is an end view of the upper frame of 
all the Louden Swivel Carriers, showing the 
great strength. The sides carrying the wheels 
are joined together by two end pieces A. These 
end pieces have upwardly extending arms (as 
seen in cut), which are secured to the sides above 
while a bolt holds them together at the bottom, 
thus making the strongest possible frame, and 
at the same time saving space, as all the space 
taken up below the track is the thickness of the 
end pieces A. 

The wheel arms are thoroughly braced and 
will never spread with a heavy load and let 
the carrier off the track. 

Fie. 7 


Louden Junior Hay Fork Carrier for Wood Track 

Fig. 441 

One furnished with 
each Louden Junior 
Wood Track Car 

Fig. 441 (Capital) 

Operates on 4x4 wood track. 

For use in any style of barn. 

Diameter of Rope Wheels 4 inches. 

Diameter of Track Wheels 3J^ inches. 

Bearing surface on track (distance between front and rear axles) 

12^4 inches. 

Total length of carrier 16 inches. 
Carries fork within 13)^ inches of the track. 
Frame of carrier of refined malleable iron. 
Rope and Track Wheels special quality gray iron. 
Safe working capacity. 1 .000 pounds. 
Three-fourths inch rope, best manilla is recommended. 
fj or % inch rope can be used. 

One Fork Pulley, I Trip Block, 1 Rope -Swivel furnished with Carrier. 
Weight, 28 pounds. 

In the past 4x4 Wood Tracks for hay 
carriers were installed in a considerable 
number of barns. This was when wood 
was cheap and steel high in price. At the 
present time a wood hay track is rarely 
placed in a building. The steel tracks are 
as cheap as wood, they occupy less room 
and hay carriers work so much easier and 
smoother on the steel that it is a mistake 
to put wood track in a building. 

Where track is already in the building 
or where for some special reason it is de 
sired to use a Wood Track, no better carrier 
can be put into service than the Louden 
Junior Wood Track Carrier. 

This carrier is built exactly like the 
Louden Junior Fork Carrier for steel track 
(Fig. 430), except it is built to operate 
on a 4x4 wood track instead of on steel 

The carrier is suitable for use in any 
style of barn. Where hay is taken up at 
the end of building it works easily and 
smoothly as a One-Way Carrier. It is a 
Swivel Frame Carrier and in barns having a 
center driveway it is easily and quickly re 
versed to work on either side. 

The carrier has the wide flaring mouth 
and the round top fork pulley of all Louden 
carriers. The fork pulley never fails to 
enter the carrier at the proper time. The 
wide flaring mouth of the carrier receives 
the pulley no matter from what angle the 
fork is drawn and regardless of swinging 
load or twisting ropes. 

The grappling hooks in the carrier take a deep grip in the frame of the fork pulley. They grip the 
pulley securely, at the same time permitting the pulley to swing freely. This permits the mow to be filled 
clear up to the track without danger of breaking the pulley. 

The frame of the carrier is of refined malleable iron built sturdy and strong to handle heavy loads. 
The members are clamped securely together with bolts, there is no possibility of the frame spreading or 
breaking under the strain of heavy loads. 



Have Proved Their Worth In 

Field and Barn. They Have 

Been the World s Standard 

for Fifty Years. 

Louden Ontario Sling Carrier Fig, 821 

Fig. 523 

Illustration shows our patent End 
Stop for Double Bead Steel Track. 
Two are furnished with each Ontario 
Sling Carrier. 

Adjustable Trip. Fig. 1128 

Illustration shows our patent Adjust 
able Trip, One is furnished with each 
Ontario Sling Carrier. 

Fig. 1123 

Illustration shows Trip Block for On 
tario Sling Carrier. One is furnished 
as a part of each Carrier. 

Fig. 821 (Chariot) 


For use in any style of barn. 

Built to operate on Louden Double Bead Steel Track. 

Diameter of Rope Wheels in carrier and sling pulleys, 4 inches. 

Diameter of Track Wheels on tread. 2J^ inches. 

Bearing surface on track (distance between front and rear 

axles), 1 4 J^ inches. 
Total length of carrier, 19)^ inches. 
Carries slings within 26 inches of track. 
Frame of carrier refined malleable iron. 
Rope and Track Wheels special quality gray iron. 
Safe working capacity. 2,000 pounds. 

Pag! Tw.- v 

Rope Lock is adjustable to different size ropes. 

Three-quarter inch best manilla rope is recommended 

Illustration shows carrier with Right-angle Sling Pulleys 
which we recommend. 

Parallel Sling Pulleys (Fig. 649, page 48) may be used if pre 

Two Sling Pulleys. 1 Trip Block, 1 Trip Adjuster, and 2 End 
Stop Blocks are furnished with each carrier. 

Weight, 47 pounds. 

(See pages 30 and 3 1 for Track and Track Fittings. } 

Louden Ontario Sling Carrier Continued 

For simplicity of design and mechanism and for positive, dependable action the Ontario Sling Carrier 
ranks with the foremost. It was designed for heavy, everyday work in the hay barn. It has gone through 
a dozen or more hay harvests; is doing satisfactory service in thousands of barns, and is pleasing its users. 

The carrier is of the Louden swivel frame type. It can be 
used with perfect success in any type of barn and is particularly 
well adapted for use in barns having a center driveway. In center 
drive barns the carrier can be changed from one side to the other 
in a minute s time and without climbing up to the carrier or 
pulling the ropes through. The pulley in the end of the barn is 
changed from one end to the other and the carrier frame swiveled 
around on the stop from the barn floor by a swinging pull on the 

The frame of the carrier is of refined malleable iron. Heavy 
strengthening webs are used where strength is necessary. At all 
points where heaviest strain is exerted castings are reinforced to 
give needed strength. The mechanism of the carrier (the rope 
lock and the latching dogs and parts) is extremely simple. There 
is nothing to get out of order and the parts are all easily accessible. 

There are eight track wheels on each carrier operating on 
oscillating "engine trucks." This distributes the weight of the 
load evenly on the track and insures that every wheel will do its 
full share of the work. The wheels are bored smooth and true 
and turn on %-inch milled axles and will not bind or run hard. 

The rope lock has a long bearing surface on the rope. When 
the carrier is tripped the rope lock instantly grips the rope and 
holds it firmly. There is no slipping, nor wear on the rope. The 
rope lock is adjustable to different size ropes. 

Each carrier is provided with an adjustable trip. This trip is placed on the draft rope (see illustration) 
and is adjustable to different heights. By this means the carrier may be released and the load carried into 
the mow at any height. Unless, on account of beams or hay already in the mow, it is not necessary to lift 
the load clear up to the track. 

In opt ration, when the sling pulleys or the adjustable trip strikes the release lever, the locking device 
drops dovin and the carrier moves away from the stop smoothly and steadily. In the same operation the 
rope lock is thrown on and holds the load until the sling is tripped. When the carrier is brought back to 
the stop the rope lock is released and the weight of the pulleys and sling brings them down to the wagon. 

Fig. 528 

Fig. 528 is a sectional view showing the 
locking mechanism in the Ontario Sling 
Carrier and also how the carrier is 
threaded. Pulleys G and J are mounted 
on Tilting Frame E pivoted at P. The 
Brake F is pivotly connected with the 
tilting frame, forming a knee joint, which 
grips the rope between the Brake F and 
Pulley J when the carrier is tripped. Brake 
F is held free from the rope while the load 
is being elevated by Bolt B attached to 
Locking Dog A, which operates with the 
track stop. 

Louden Carry- All Sling Carrier Fig. 1103 


The heaviest and strong 
est Hay Sling Carrier 
made. For use in any 
type or size of barn. 

Built to operate on 
Louden Double Bead 
Steel Track. 

Diameter of Rope Wheel 
in carrier, 8 inches. 

Diameter of Rope Wheel 
in sling pulleys, 4 in. 

Rope Wheel in carrier is 
roller bearing. 

Diameter of Track Wheels 

on tread, 

Fig. 523 

Illustration shows ouz 
patent End Stop for Double 
Bead Steel Track. Two are 
furnished with the Carry-All 
Sling Carrier. 

Track wheels are not roller bearing. 
Bearing surface on track (distance be 

tween front and rear axles), 19}^ inches. 
Total length of carrier, 22 inches. 
Frame of carrier of refined malleable iron. 
Rope and track wheels are the best of 

gray iron. 

Safe working capacity, 2,500 pounds. 
Seven-eighths inch rope is recommended 
Two Sling Pulleys, 1 Trip Block, 2 End 

Stops furnished with each carrier. 
Weight, 70 pounds. 

The bigger the load that can be 
handled with ease, the more effi 
cient the hay carrier as a time 
and labor saver. The Carry All 
Sling Carrier is designed to meet 
the demands for a. carrier big 
enough to handle a whole load of 
hay if necessary. In most in 
stances its capacity is limited 
only by the strength of the roof 
to which the track is attached. 
The Carry All at the same 
time is so easy to operate and 
takes so little room in the top 
of the barn that it gives 
equally as good service in the 
small barn as in the large one. 
For handling heavy hay crops 
in record time the Carry All 
will meet the most exacting 
requirements of the largest or 
smallest farmer. It has been 

tested under loads weighing 3,200 pounds using horse power, engine power and electric power. 
every instance it proved its efficiency, strength and perfect working mechanism. 

Non-Wear Rope Lock 

The Carry All Rope Lock is positive and sure. There is no chance for the rope to slip. The lock 
having a bearing surface of 9 inches on the rope and exerting an even pressure the full length of it, can 
not wear the rope. When engaging the rope the lock binds the rope around the outside of the rope pulley 
which is in turn locked from turning, thus forming a smooth even bearing with no chance of wearing the 
rope. Handling a dead weight (steel pipe) of 3,200 pounds the rope did not slip the fraction of an inch. 

The end of the draft-rope is knotted into the cup shaped rope swivel which rests in the fulcrum lever 
forming the top of the rope lock. When carrying a load one half the weight is thus held on top the rope 
lock. The heavier the load the more securely will it be held. 

Fig. 1103 (Heavy) 

Fig. 1123 

Trip Block for Carry-All 
Sling Carrier. One is fur 
nished as a part of each 




Carry-All Sling Carrier Continued 

Louden Power Hoist and Carry-AU Sling V , ^ 
on an Iowa Farm. Louden Hay Tools 
save dollars in busy hay time. 

Fig. 1302 

The ioller bearing 8-inch rope wheel used on the Carry-All Carrier is a very distinct advantage Being 
larger than is used on any other Carrier and as well fitted with the best of steel roller bearings, friction is 
reduced and loads are lifted more easily with the Carry-All than with any other carrier on the market 
us;ng a double purchase. The Carry-All for ease in lifting 
the load can only be compared to our own triple purchase 
carriers described elsewhere in this catalog. The empty 
slings return to the load with the least effort. 

The never-slip, non-wear rope lock is also a very decided 
advance in Hay Carrier construction. No Hay Carrier 
hitherto manufactured depending upon a rope lock to carry 
the load has ever been fitted with a lock so sure to hold and 
so easy on the rope. Being 9 inches long and depending 
upon the smooth rope wheel for one-half of its bearing, the 
Carry-All Rope Lock will be found to give the best service, 
not only in carrying the load safely, but as well in lengthen 
ing the life of the rope. When the rope lock goes into action 
a ratchet dog engages the rope wheel, holding it from turning 
back under pressure of the load and forming a smooth, 
firm bearing for the rope. 

It will be noticed by the illustration on previous page 
that parallel pulleys are used with this carrier. But the 
most important feature to note is the fact that the load is 
delivered crosswise of the mow. This is done moreover 
without any turning of the bundle when being elevated. 
The load is rolled up and delivered in the mow in exactly 
the same position as on the load. This means less work in 
mowing than would be the case were the load delivered 
lengthwise of the mow. 

The track wheels being 3 inches on tread, are extra strong 
and easy running. Attached to the oscillating trucks they 
are spread out well along the track and permit the carrier 
to not only handle the heaviest of loads but also permit 
the carrier to be returned to the trip block with the least 
possible effort. Every wheel must also run true and carry 
its share of the load. 

As in all Louden Carriers, the Swivel on the Carry-All is 
extra heavy and large. To reverse from one mow to the 
other requires very little effort and can be done in the time 
it takes to carry the rope from one end of the barn to the 
other. No climbing to the car is necessary. 

The Carry-All is specially adapted for use in large centre 
drive barns. The trip rope A in illustration is used to release 
the car at any elevation and permit the load to be delivered 
without the necessity of lifting it to the track. This saves 
time and fills the mow with the minimum of effort. 

The trip stirrup is pivoted on bolts allowing the load to 
be elevated at any angle from the track without any possi 
bility of straining the Carrier or wearing the rope. The 
stirrup will always be in alignment and the car sure to trip 
and carry the load back. There is no danger of getting stuck 
with the Carry-All Car. 

The best Hay Carrier equipment for quick, efficient 
handling of big loads of hay or grain consists of the Louden 
Carry-All Carrier, Carry-All Slings, and Power Hoist. 

Closing The 

Hay Door With A 

Sling Carrier 

When it is desired to close the hay mow door 
with the Carry-All, or any similar sling carrier, the 
sling pulleys should be attached to the door in the 
manner shown by Fig. 1302. 

The door should be lifted fr^m about the middle 
instead of from a point near the top; otherwise the 
pulleys will be drawn so far to one side that they 
will not release the carrier properly. 

A short piece of rope, with a loop at the free end 
to hook the pulleys into, should be attached to the 
doors by means of an eye-bolt or U-bolt. It should 
be long enough to permit the sling pulleys to trip 
the carrier when the door is at an angle of about 45 
degrees. For the Carry-All Sling Carrier about 4 
feet of rope is required for a 10-foot door, and 5 
feet for a 12-foot door. 

When the carrier leaves the trip it is drawn 
along the track far enough to close the door. 

Page Fifteen 

Louden Junior Hay Fork Carrier For Cable Track Fig. 621 


For stacking hay in the field. 

Built to operate on ^ inch or J^-inch cable. 

Diameter of rope wheels 4 inches. 

Diameter of track wheels on tread, 3]4 inches. 

Bearing surface on track (distance between 

front and rear axles), 10 inches. 
Total length of carrier, 1 4 inches. 
Carries fork within 1 3 inches of the track. 
Frame of carrier of refined malleable iron. 
Rope and Track Wheels special quality gray iron. 
% inch best manilla rope is recommended. 
j| or % inch rope may be used. 
Safe working capacity 1 ,000 pounds. 
One Fork Pulley, 1 Trip Block. 1 Rope Swivel, 

furnished with carrier. 
Weight, 24 pounds. 

This Carrier was designed for use in 
connection with the Louden CableRicker 
for stacking hay. 1 1 operates on a wire 
cable track (? s inch or ^ inch diameter) 
and does its work as nearly perfect as 
can be. It is built along the same gen 
eral lines as the Louden Junior Carrier 

for steel track. It is compactly and stoutly built, its working parts 
are extremely simple and it never fails to work right. 

The poles at the end and the cable track above also act as 

guides for building the stack. Stacks of any size up to 60 feet in Trip Block. Fig. 801 (March) 
length can be built with the cable ricker. We furnish the cable in any One " furnishi:d " a part of each Cable Carri - 
lengths desired. The cable should be allowed to extend to the ground, on the outside of the poles, at each end, 
thus forming guys. Forty feet of cable should be allowed outside of the poles at each end. Where 30- 
foot poles are used and a 50-foot stack is to be built, 1 40 feet of cable would be required. This allows 
room to drive the load of hay inside the poles and thus secure a straight lift up to the carrier. Where 
poles longer than 30 feet are used add 2 feet of cable for each added foot of pole length. 

We do not furnish poles as they cannot conveniently be shipped by local freight. Poles should be 
5 to 6 inches in diameter at the top and 30 feet or more in length. 

This cable ricker is easy to set up, easy to move from place to place, and when not in use the metal 
parts can be stored in small space. With ordinary care the outfit will last many years. 

Fig. 621 (Combine) 

Fig. C430-A 

Patent Rope Swivel. 
One is furnished as a 
part of each Junior 

Louden Cable Ricker Outfit 

For Stack 50 Feet Long 

1 Louden Junior Cable Carrier Fig. 62 1 

1 Louden 6-Tine Balance Grapple Fork (page 38) Fig. 351 

1 40 feet ^-inch Galvanized Steel Wire Rope ... Fig 4 1 7 

2 High-Grade Draft Pulleys (page 49) Fig. 468 

2 Cable Loop Clamps Fig. 337 

4 Cable Stop Clamps Fig. 337 J4 

The ^-inch size Galvanized Steel Wire Rope, Fig. 417, or the J^-inch size Galvanized Wire Strand may be substituted 
foi the ^g-mch size Wire Rope specified above if desired. 

170 ft. 54-inch Manilla Draft Rope and 90 feet J^-inch Trip Rope would be required with this outfit. 

We do not furnish poles. 

Page Sixteen 



Louden Cable Ricker Continued 

Galvanized Steel Wire Rope 

Fig. 417 is a Galvanized Steel Wire Rope. It is composed of six strands, seven wires to the strand, 
laid about a hemp center, thus forming a rope of 42 wires. It has a breaking strain of 8 tons. It is ex 
tremely durable and pliable enough to handle easily. We can furnish this wire rope in J/o-inch r ^s-inch 

size, as may be desired. We recommend the heavier size. 
Either Fig. 417 or Fig. 418 may be used as the track for the 
Carrier. Fig. 417 makes the best track, but is more expensive. 
Five-eighth inch size: Weight per 100 ft., 76 pounds. One- 
half inch size: Weight per hundred feet, 61 pounds. 

Fig. 417 (May) 

Fig. 418 (June) 

Galvanized Steel Strand, J^-in. Diameter 

Fig. 418 is composed of seven No. 8 Wires. Estimated 
breaking strain about four tons. This makes a cheaper track 
than the Galvanized Steel Wire Rope and is used quite often. 
Weight per 1 00 feet, 50 pounds. 

Cable Clamps 

Fig. 337 is our Wire Cable Loop Clamp and is used to make a loop at 
the end of the cable. Two of these should be used with each stacker. 
Weight each, 1 } pounds. 

The Wire Cable Stop Clamp, Fig. 337J/2, is placed on the wire cable 
track at either side of the poles at the end of the stack to hold the upper 
ends of the poles securely in position. Four of these Clamps are used for 
each stacker. Weight each, I pound. 

These clamps are made of malleable iron and are held together with two 
good, strong bolts, which grip the cable firmly so that they will not slip. 

Fig. 337 (Porto) 

Fig. 337 V 2 (Rico) 

Page Seventeen 


Louden Steel Track and Track Fixtures 

For Hay Carriers 

Fig. 571 (Clara) Fig. 550 (Mohler) 

Louden Double Bead Steel Track Splice Clamp for Double Bead Steel 

Fig. 571 shows a section of Louden Double Bead Steel Track This track is a special quality high carbon steel. It is A" 
wide, I ,V high and properly supported every 24", it will safely carry a load of 3000 pounds. Weight, per foot, 2 pounds. 

Fig. 550 is the Splice Clamp for Louden Double Bead Steel Track. It is of malleable iron, and is held firmly in place 
on the under side of the track by four bolts. It is easily attached, holds the flangers of the track level and makes it just as 
strong at the joint as at any other point. Carf should be used to see that the nuts on the four bolts are drawn tight. After 
the nuts have apparently been made tight, the bolts should be set by striking them a heavy blow on the head with a 
hammer. After this is done it will be found the nuts can be drawn still tighter and the clamps will hold securely. 
Enough clamps for the track are furnished with every shipment. Weight, each, I J s pounds. 

We make Five styles of Rafter Brackets. 

Fig. 424 is our Louden Rafter Bracket. It is the strongest bracket made and is adapted for hay carrier work or any 
other place where extra strength is required. 

Fig. 325 represents our Common Rafter Bracket which is very much like our Louden Rafter Bracket but lightei and 

Many people when erecting wood tracks prefer a bracket by which they can adjust the length of the hang hooks and our 
Canadian Pattern Rafter Bracket, Fig. 640 will do this. This bracket cannot be used with our Steel Track Hanger, 
Fig. 498. 

Sometimes it is necessary to hang a track part way down a rafter and for this purpose we make our Side Rafter 
Bracket. Fig. 675. 

Where there is a pole in the ridge of a barn it is often impossible to use any of the above brackets and to overcome this 
we make our Ridge Pole Rafter Bracket, Fig. 465. This goes on each side of the pole and is nailed securely to i^. 

All of our Rafter Brackets are made of the very best quality of Malleable Iron. 

Fig. 498 is oui Steel Track Hanger and the one that is almost universally used but when these are not long enough or 
there is any need of adjustment we use our Adjustable Swivel Hanger, Fig. 803 B. These are made in 6", 10", 12", 14", 

16", 18", 20", and as there are four adjustments in each it reduces the difference in adjustment to 

Thus with a 6 

Swivel Hanger can be made 6", 6 ! 2", 7", 7} 2", etc. 

Fig. 780-781 is our Straight Hang Hook for hanging wood track i.Jis made of ^" steel and in two lengths I 2" and 14". 

Fig. 373 is Barbed Nail for nailing Brackets to rafters. It has a countersunk head that fits in the holes in the brackets, 
is two inches long and barbed so that tnere is no danger of it coming out of the wood. 

Our Screw Eye, Fig. 726 is used to suspend our Double Beaded Steel Track to Swing Poles or any other place where a 
Rafter Bracket cannot be used. 

Fig. 675 (Cute) Fig. 465 (Cubeb) 

Fig. 424 (Casper) 

Fig. 640 (Casket) Fig. 726 (Eli) 

Page Eighteen 

Putting Up Hay Carrier Tracks 

While a barn is being built and while the shingles or sheeting are within a couple of feet of the comb of 
the roof, is the best time to install a Hay Carrier Track. At this time it is an easy matter to do the work, 
as the sheeting forms all the scaffold necessary. To install a Hay Carrier Track after a barn is finished 
means doing the work from below by scaffold or ladder, depending on the height of the barn. 

The track may be hung perfectly level or it may be given a. slight incline, making it lower at the point 
where the track stop is attached and the hay is elevated. The track should always be hung straight and true, 
and close up to the peak of the barn, but allowing room enough below rafters for the Carrier to run freely. 
To do this stretch a line from one end of the barn to the other immediately below the peak of the rafters, 
and nail the Rafter Brackets to the rafters in a straight line. 

A collar beam should be spiked to the second pair of rafters from 
each end, in which hooks are to be screwed for Pulleys, as shown 
in Fig. 617. This will bring the ends of the track within about 
a foot of the pulleys as shown in the cut. The collar beams may 
be 2x6, or 4x4 chamfered off thin at the ends so they can be 
properly spiked to the rafters. When a piece 2 inches thick is 
used, an inch piece should be nailed on the back of the center where 
the screw of the hook goes through, so as to make it 3 inches thick 
at this place. The collar beams should be about 4 feet long with 
the ends cut the slant of the rafters, or long enough so the pulley 
Fig. 617 attached to it will let the rope run close to, but not rub on the 

under side of the track. 

(Note It is a poor plan to screw the hook into one of the rafters, as shown in some hay tool catalogs, 
because in heavy work it is liable to pull out a single rafter.) 

The track should be taken up in sections and hung to the brackets and then spliced together. The 
Brackets and Track Hangers which support the track may be placed 4 feet apart for light work, but it 
is better to have a support from every rafter, and for heavy work a hanger and bracket should be put on 
each side of the rafters where the hay is taken up. 

The bolts in the Hangers and Splice Clamps should be drawn up as tight as possible with a wrench, 
then strike the head of the bolt with a hammer so as to set it, and tighten up the nuts again. When this 
is done they will not get loose. 

If the hay is to be taken in at end of barn, the track should be extended out 2^ to 3 feet when r-ork 
is used and 4 feet when Slings are used. In case the track is installed before the roof is finished, the best 
plan is to use a good 2x6 or 4x6 long enough to extend out as far as necessary and back in the barn to the 
third or fourth rafter. Let this extend between the rafters the same as a ridge pole. On this extension 
support or ridge pole, use our Ridge Pole Brackets. 

The extension may be covered if desired. Cut a brace to reach from the outer end of the extension 
to a point on the rafters even with the side of the door and sheet and shingle over to this brace. This 
not only serves as a roof, but also as a brace for the extension. 

About Rope 

Many persons think they should use not less than I -inch rope on a Hay Carrier. This is a mistake. 
Use the best grade of manilla rope and never use it heavier than |-inch in diameter and j^-inch diameter 
rope is better. Do not be persuaded to use either a large or cheap grade of rope. Cheap rope is usually 
hard twisted and kinks badly. In our fifty years experience with Hay Carriers we have learned that 
the %-inch manilla rope is the best size to use and in no case should larger diameter than |-inch be used. 
The Pulleys used with Hay Carriers are intended for these sizes of rope and larger will not work so well. 

An inch rope should have not less than a 1 0-inch pulley, and when used on a smaller pulley the bend 
will be so short that the strands will wear themselves out rubbing on each other, besides it will cost nearly, 
if not fully, twice as much as three-quarter rope. According to government tests the following are the 
approximate weights and strength of new manilla rope: Pounds 

Three-eighths inch trip rope 

Half-inch rope, \2 l /% f eet weigh I pound; strength. . 1,760 

Five-eighths rope, 7^4 reet weigh I pound; strength 

Three-quarter rope, 6 feet weigh 1 pound; strength 

Seven-eighths rope, 4J/2 feet weigh I pound; strength. 4,900 

One-inch rope, 3% feet weigh 1 pound; strength 7,050 

Page Nineteen 

Louden Power Hoist 

Above illustration shows Louden Single Drum Power Hoist and four horse 
power gasoline engine lifting 1 ,000 pounds of hay. The top of the load has been 
removed with hay fork; a sling is being used for the last load. Note how com 
pletely it cleans up the rack. 

There is a great need for time and 
labor saving equipment in hay har 
vest, as the season is short and the 
crop is valuable. A delay of a few 
hours may mean a serious loss. 

Louden Power Hoists are de 
signed for quick, efficient work. 
They are so simple that anyone 
may quickly understand and oper 
ate them, and the great numbers in 
which they are manufactured en 
able us to put them on the market 
at a price within reach of every 

The hoist may be used with any 
kind of power steam, gasoline or 
electric. Under ordinary condi 
tions three or four H. P. is sufficient, 
though five or six H. P. is better. 
Engine and hoist may be located in 
any convenient place. 

The whole operation is extremely 
simple. Five minutes practice will 
put the operator in perfect control 
of the hoist and its load. Its action 
is positive and it always responds 
to the levers. 

The clutch on Louden Power Hoists is simple, powerful, and dependable. The contact blocks are of 
hard maple and in operation are forced into the cone-shaped metal drive. They are accessible by removing 
a single pin, and are mounted on eccentric benches, making them adjustable to take up the wear. One 
set of blocks will last several seasons and they can be replaced for a few cents and in ten minutes time. 

When help is scarce and high priced, and all the horses are needed in the field, the Power Hoist comes to 
the rescue and does the work of both a team and man. Not only that, but it does the same work in about 
one-fourth the time. 

Reduce these facts to figures and you will have the proof of our claim that a Power Hoist will easily 
pay for itself in a single season. 

There is nothing complicated about it no delicate mechanism. It is just a plain, common sense, 
sturdy machine built to handle big loads easily and to save time and labor in hay harvest. 

There is as much difference between unloading hay with a hoist and with horse power as there is 
between handling it with horse power and with a pitchfork. Try one out this season. 

How long a Power Hoist will last is still to be proved, for the first hoists placed on the market by the 
Louden Machinery Company, over ten years ago, though much inferior to the later models, are still giving 
efficient, and satisfactory service. 

The convenience of the hoist is increased for general farm purposes by mounting it on the same truck 
with a portable engine. In this manner it is easily moved from place to place and will be handy for practi 
cally all of the heavy lifting about the farm and elsewhere, such as removing wagon boxes and hay racks 
from wagons, cleaning and digging wells, elevating roots from root cellars, and silage from underground 
silos. It can also be used successfully for storing ice and for elevating grain with a dump box. 

While the Louden Power Hoist is designed primarily for unloading hay, it has been found exceedingly 
valuable for many other uses. Here is what a builder writes: "We used the Louden Power Hoist in build 
ing a concrete stack at the plant of the Iowa Malleable Iron Company. It was most satisfactory and 
proved a great saving in time and effort. It handled the cement in 800-pound lots as fast as the power 
mixers were able to deliver it. I am confident from the design and behavior of the hoist that it will handle 
a ton." 

Page Twenty 

Louden Single Drum Power Hoist Fig. 965 

Fig. 965 

Operation: Load carried in one direction by use of large drum. Empty carrier returned 

by use of small drum. 
Main Drum: Length, 20 inches; diameter. 6 inches; diameter of drum flanges, 

15 inches. Capacity; 300 feet of %-inch rope or 400 feet of H-inch rope. 
Return Drum: Length. II inches: capacity. 300 feet of ^i-inch rope. 
Belt Wheel, pressed steel; diameter, 20 inches; width of face. 6 inches. 
Total width. 25 inches. 
Total length, 43 inches. 
Floor space necessary, 25x36 inches. (Note: Where hoist is mounted on truck. 

sufficient room for operator to stand should be allowed.) 
Weight complete. 308 pounds (ready to ship). 

Where the load is to be 
carried in one direction 
only, as in an end hoist 
barn, the Single Drum 
Power Hoist is used. This 
hoist has one large drum 
for elevating the load and 
carrying it into the mawv 
and a smaller drum for re 
turning the empty carrier. 
It is equipped with adjust 
able friction clutch and 
band brake. 

One of the most valuable 
features of the Single Drum 
Hoist is the fact that it may 
be controlled from the load 
by means of ropes. There 
are only two ropes to handle 
one to elevate the load 
and run it back into the 
mow, and one to operate 
the return drum and bring 
the empty carrier back to 
the wagon. 

There is HO time lost, no 
waiting, no changing of 
team from wagon to draft 
rope. All that is necessary 
is to set the fork in the 
load, or if slings are used, 
to attach the sling pulleys, 
then pull slightly on the 
main friction rope and the 
load goes up and into the 
mow. When the load is 
tripped, a slight pull on the 
return rope will bring the 
carrier back. 

Page Twenty-One 

Louden Triple Drum Power Hoist Fig. 1132 


Operation: Load hoisted to desired height 
by use of large drum. Load carried 
along track to the right by right hand 
small drum, or to the left by left hand 
small drum. 

Main Drum: Length, 20 inches; diam 
eter, 6 inches; diameter of drum 
flanges, 15 inches; capacity, 300 feet 
of %-inch rope or 400 feet of H-inch 

Small Drums (Each): Length, 8 inches; 
capacity, 1 75 feet of 3^-inch rope. 

Belt Wheel, pressed steel; diameter. 20 
inches; width of face, 6 inches. 

Total width, 48 inches. 

Total length, 65 inches. 

Floor space necessary for base, 38 x 65 
inches. (Note: This is actual base. 
Where hoist is mounted on truck, 
sufficient room for operator to stand 
should be allowed.) 

Weight complete, 636 pounds. 

Fig. 1132 

In a center drive barn, where the hay is to be stored in mows on both sides of the driveway, or in a 
Round barn, the Triple Drum Power Hoist should be used. With this hoist and a Cross Draft Sling Carrier, 
hay can be picked up and carried into either mow at the will of the operator. One load can be put in the 
right hand mow and the next in the left hand mow, if desired, without the changing of ropes or pulleys. 

It is not necessary to carry the load clear up to the track. Unless cross timbers interfere, the hay 
may be run back into the mow at any height. 

The Louden Triple Drum Power Hoist has three complete hoisting drums mounted in the same frame. 
They operate by friction clutch. Pull the levers to you and they force the clutch into contact; release 
them and the power is released automatically; push them from you and the brakes are applied. 

Complete Power Rigs for Barns 

The Power Hoist can be used successfully with any kind of a Hay Carrier. We shall be glad to send 
you specifications and prices for a complete power outfit for your barn, for either fork or sling use. Tell 
us whether you take up hay from the end of the barn, or from a center driveway, and mention the carrier 
and sling (or fork) you prefer. You ll be surprised to learn how little a Power Hoist will add to the cost 
of your hay unloading outfit, as compared with the saving it effects. 

These Power Hoists have been installed and are giving entire satisfaction, unloading grain and hay 
in the barn, or field, and are especially adapted for filling ice houses. In fact by using our double beaded 
steel track and our trolley system, merchandise of any kind can be handled to great advantage. 

This hoist has been thoroughly tested and will give satisfaction. 

Page Twenty-Two 

Louden Balance Grapple Hay Forks 

Louden Standard 6-Tine Balance Grapple Fork. Fig. 351. (Planet) 


Spreads when open, 58 inches. 
Width between outside tines, 19 inches 
Tines go into hay 24 inches. 
Weight, 45 pounds. 

Louden Balance Grapple Hay Forks are in use in all parts of the United States and Canada and in all 
kinds of hay. Wherever the fork is known customers are enthusiastic in saying it cannot be beaten in any 
respect by any hay fork that has ever been made. 

The arched support is covered by patents and is the greatest improvement ever made in grapple fcrks. 
It secures a perfect balance, by means of which the fork can be either opened or closed with the slightest 
touch. The fork is neat in design and perfectly balanced in all of its parts and adequately strong for any 
work it will ever be called upon to do. 

The material used in the construction of the fork is a special high-grade steel. The steel is very s : ff 
with just enough spring to it so it will not bend or break under the heaviest work. The tines of the cheaper 
constructed forks soon become bent and twisted out of shape and the fork is made useless. Be sure to get 
a Louden Fork. They are built of special steel that will hold its shape under the heaviest work. 

For Timothy Hay 

In long timothy hay, any kind of hay fork can be used with 
fairly good satisfaction. Much of the success in using a harpoon 
fork depends on the manner in which the hay is loaded on the 
wagon. If the man on the wagon knows how and has the time 
to load carefully, fairly good results are secured with a harpoon 
fork. The best results, however, are always secured with the 
Louden Grapple Fork. No difference how the hay is loaded on 
the wagon, the Louden Balance Grapple Fork handles it right. 
When using a harpoon fork, there is always a lot of hay that 
will shake loose and fall back to the wagon or on the barn floor. 
All of this litter and extra work is saved by using a Louden 
Balance Grapple Fork. 

For Clover Hay 

It is annoying and expensive to try to use a harpoon fork 
for unloading clover hay, and especially so if the hay has 
become a little dry. As a rule, the fork will pull up through 
Fig. A-351 6-Tine Fork Closed the hay and lift only a very small load. It takes about three 

Page Twenty -Three 

Louden Balance Grapple Hay Forks Continued 

times as long and requires about three times as much hard work to unload a load of clover hay with a har 
poon fork as it does with a Louden Balance Grapple Fork. The fork puts its arms, so to speak, around 
a great bunch of hay and binds it in 
Nature s own way, just as you would 
pick it up and hold it in your arms. 
Working in clover hay, the grapple 
fork will pay for itself in two days 
use and will save a lot of hard work. 

Alfalfa Hay 

The Louden Grapple Fork will 
make equally as good a showing in 
one kind of hay as it does in another. 
1 1 handles them all as nearly the right 
way as any fork could possibly do. 
The Louden Grapple Fork, however, 
is exceptionally strong in alfalfa. It 
has an affinity for alfalfa hay. It will 
take alfalfa hay from the wagon and 
carry it into the hay mow or up on to 
the stack in such big bunches that 
users are astonished and delighted with 
its efficiency. Another thing, when the 
fork lets go of the hay it spreads it 
out and makes it easy to mow away. 

Fig. 686 (Farmer) 

Extra large 6-Tine 
Fork Closed 

Louden Extra Large 6-Tine Balance 
Grapple Fork 

Spreads when open, 6 feet 7 inches. 
Width between outside tines, 25 inches. 
Tines go into hay 24 inches. 
Weight. 50 pounds. 

Fig. 648 (Prophet) 
4-Tine Fork Open 

Louden Standard 4-Tine Balance 
Grapple Fork 


Spreads when open, 58 inches. 
Width between outside tines, 19 inches. 
Tines go into hay 24 inches. 
Weight, 40 pounds. 

It drops every straw and no hay is left clinging to 
the tines and bothering in that respect. 

Other Hay 

The Louden Balance Grapple Fork will handle any 
kind of hay. In the Far North where the Canada field 
pea flourishes and in the Far South where the cow pea 
blooms, the fork is handling the work successfully and 
growing in popularity each year. The grapple fork 
will successfully handle threshed straw. Many 
Michigan customers are using the fork for putting their 
bean crops into sheds preparatory to threshing. Where 
there is hay or forage of any kind to handle, the 
Louden Balance Grapple Fork will do it successfully. 

At first thought it might seem a fork of this size 
would be hard to handle. On the contrary, it is easy 
to handle. When the hay carrier is returned to the 
trip block and the fork pulley is released, the fork will 
settle down to the wagon without any pulling or hauling. 
The fork goes down open all ready to set into the hay. 
The man on the load can grasp the fork as it comes 
down and swing it into position and set it into the hay 
just as easy and just as quickly as a harpoon fork. 

The fork is furnished in three sizes. The Standard 
6-tine size is the one most largely used. The 4-tine 
fork is exactly the same as the 6-tine fork except the 
center tine is left out on each side. The extra large 6- 
tine fork is built heavier throughout than the other 
forks. The Standard size 6-tine and 4-tine forks are 
large enough for practical use under average conditions. 
The extra large fork is desirable for clover and alfalfa 
where extremely heavy loads are to be handled. 


Louden Rocker-Bar Hay Fork Fig. 1137 

The Louden Rocker-Bar Hay Fork is an extra strong fork 
constructed out of the best quality high carbon fork steel. 
The fork will enter the hay easily. The tines lock in position 
either open or closed and the toes cannot double back when 
entering green or tough hay. 

The cross bar on the fork is placed near the top and it 
gathers the hay or grain from the end of the point instead of 
from two inches above the bottom. This fork, therefore, has 
a larger capacity and will carry bigger loads than the ordinary 
double harpoon fork. When the load is carried into the mow 
the fork trips easy and will drop its load clean. 

Loud en s Fork 
Clevis for Self 
Locking Pulleys Fig 1137 (Tuttle) 

A great many people like to unload the greater part of their load of hay 
with a fork and use a sling for the last lift so as to clean the rack, or they 
want to use a fork in a Sling Carrier and by using our Fork Clevis a change 
from fork to slings can be made in a minute. This is a great convenience 
because you have both a fork carrier and a sling carrier in one. 

Fig. A-53 illustrates how this is done. 

Fig. 653 (Maroon) 

Louden Sling Binding Pulley Fig. 332 

Position of 

fork when 


Many farmers and hay growers follow the practice of removing 
the top of the load with a fork and cleaning up the rack with a 
sling. Or, sometimes, it is necessary to haul a load of dry, fine 
straw that cannot well be handled with a fork, and it is desired to 
use a sling. 

The Louden Sling Binding Pulley is the tool to use for this 

It can be used with any Fork Carrier hav 
ing not larger than 4-inch fork pulley and 
without any change of rope or re-threading of 
carrier. In the illustration the Pulley A 
represents the regular fork pulley used with 
the carrier. The Pulley B is the Sling Binding 
Pulley. The Fork Pulley A is slipped thiough 
the Sling Pulley B, the two pulleys are then 
spread apart and hooked into the two ends of 
the s!ing. When the load starts to lift, the 
Fork PulleyA slips back through the Sling Pul 
ley B and registers in the carrier. This binds 
the load securely and the carrier supports the 
load as it is being carried back into the mow 
the same as in ordinary work. The Pulley B 
is the only extra part necessary to handle. 
This can be kept hanging within easy reach of 
the man on the load, so no time is lost in 
changing from fork to sling. 


Fig. 332 (Mentor) 

Frame made of malleable iron. 
Wheels special quality gray iron. 
Weight (part B only), 5 pounds. 

Page Twenty-Five 


Louden Hay Slings and Fittings 


The Use of Slings 

Like everything else, some judg 
ment is required in using slings to 
obtain the best results. The power 
available, the length of rack, the 

I size of wagon-loads, and the space 

._ above beams in the barn should all 

^,A be considered and the number of 

slings estimated and their length 
JO adjusted accordingly. 

Slings require more room over 
beams than forks, therefore it is 
unwise to purchase a sling outfit 
that hangs away down below the 
track. We have always watched 
this point carefully and our carriers 
and sling attachments have been 
made compactly so as to occupy 
the least possible space. 

Our experience has been that 
the rack should not be over sixteen 
feet long (and fourteen feet is 
better) unless the barn, elevator 

Fig- 319 and everything else are on a very 

large scale. Slings spread the full length of a fourteen to sixteen foot rack require about ten feet of 
space between the track and beams for the load to pass through. 

Where a large amount of hay is to be handled, and there is sufficient clearance room through the hay 
door and in the mow for the large loads, there is no plan that equals the use of slings. Generally three 
slings are used to a wagon, taking the load into the mow at three drafts, and cleaning the rack perfectly 
with no shatterings to pick up. 

The first sling is placed on the rack, using care to draw the ends out where they can be reached when 
the hay is piled on. One-third of the load 
is placed, another sling laid on, again 
using care to lay out the ends where they 
will be in reach. Another third of the 
hay is then loaded and the third sling 
laid on, when the loading is completed. 

In unloading the hay, the sling pulleys 
are spread apart and one hooked into each 
end of the top sling. The power on the 
draft rope gradually brings them together 
and rolls the hay up as shown in Fig. 319. 
When the sling is tripped the spring of 
the hay causes it to unroll and spread in 
the mow evenly (See Fig. 320), and in 
practically the same shape it occupied on 
the wagon. 

We were the originators of successful 
slings and sling carriers, and we warrant See How it Spreads the Hay 

ours to be superior to any on the market. It is tripped in the center below the hay and separates into two parts. 

We have made a special Study of slings and letting hay drop out between them, perfectly clear, and without tilting it 

sling carriers, and during the past twenty- ^^J^^^^^t^^A^^^t Sfc 

five years we have thoroughly tested and mow or on tne 8tack ag ^de as the length of the Sling, and in EXACTLY 

greatly improved them. THE SAME SHAPE it lay on the load. 

Page Twenty-Six 


Fig. 666 (4-ft., Moon; 5-ft., Mars) 

For use wherever a sling can be used. 

Can be handled on any Sling Hay Carrier. 

Furnished in 4-ft. width and 5-ft. width. 

Cross bars are of 2-inch by 2-inch hard wood. 

Length of sling is adjustable from 15 feet to 21 feet. 

Main ropes, J^ inch. 

Trip rope, ^ inch. 

Ropes clamped to cross bars with Steel Hook Bolts. 

Sling coupling of malleable iron. 

Safe working capacity, 1 ,000 pounds. 

Weight, 4-ft. size, 16J^ pounds. 

Louden Standard 
Hay Sling 

The Standard Sling is the first suc 
cessful type of hay sling placed on the 
market. It is a serviceable sling for 
general use and will give good wear and 
service. For extreme short stuff we rec- 
commend one of the more closely con 
structed slings described in these pages. 

The Standard Hay Sling has the 
strength and wearing qualities necessary 
for satisfactory work, and the moderate 
price at which the sling is sold has made 
it very popular among hay growers. The 
sling is adjustable in length from 1 5 feet 
to 21 feet. 

Weight, 5-ft. size, 27 pounds. 

Louden Three-Rope Sling 

The Louden Three-Rope Sling is 
very strong and dependable. There 
are three main ropes on each side. 
This offers a close, compact construc 
tion and makes this a desirable sling 
for handling the shorter growths of 
hay or threshed straw. 

The coupling in the center is made 
strong for heavy work. The latch 
holds securely until the proper time 
when an easy pull on the trip rope 
will cause the coupling to separate 
and sling to drop its load. 

This sling is adapted for use any 
where that a sling can be used. 

Fig. 600 (Modern) 

For use in any type of barn. 

Can be handled with any Sling Hay Carrier. 

Standard width of sling, 5 feet. 

Cross bars are of hard wood, 2 inches by 2 inches by 5 reel. 

Length of sling is adjustable from 15 to 2 1 feet. 

Outside ropes, J- inch. 

Center ropes, % inch. 

Trip rope, *fg inch. 

Ropes clamped to cross bars with Steel Hook Bolts. 

Sling coupling of malleable iron. 

Safe working capacity, 1 .400 pounds. 

Weight, 20 pounds. 

Louden California 

Fig. 324 (Moxie) 

For use in any type of barn. Can be handled with any Sling Hay Carrier. 

Will handle any kind of hay. Width of sling, 6 feet. 

Cross bars are of hard wood, 2 inches by 2 inches by 6 feet. 

Length of sling is adjustable from 15 feet to 21 feet. 

Main ropes. J4 inch. Center cross ropes, and outside ropes. % inch. 

Trip rope, *fg inch. 

Ropes clamped to cross bars with steel hook bolts. 

Sling coupling of malleable iron. Safe working capacity. 1 .600 pounds. 

Weight. 28 pounds. 

Hay Sling 

The California Hay Sling is de 
signed for handling any kind of hay. 
It is especially recommended for very 
short hay or bound or headed grain. 
It is called the California Sling be 
cause of the great demand for it in 
the Golden State. 

With the exception of the Carry- 
All it is the heaviest and most compact 
sling we make. The coupling in the 
center is extra heavy and has a strong 
catch that will hold securely until the 
proper time when it trips easily. 

The sling is adjustable in length 
from 1 5 feet to 2 1 feet and by loosen 
ing the hook bolts the cross bars may 
be adjusted to fit any rack. 

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Louden Carry-All Hay Sling Fig. 984 

Fig. 984 (Entire) 

For use in any type of barn. 

Can be handled with any Sling Hay Carrier. 

Standard width of sling. 6 feet. 

Cross bars are of hard wood, 2*x2 x6 . 

Length of sling is adjustable from 15 to 21 feet. 

Main ropes, J^2 inch. 

Center cross rope, 5^ inch. 

Outside rope, jV inch. 

Trip rope, -fa inch. 

Ropes clamped to cross bars with steel hook bolts. 

Sling coupling of malleable iron. 

Safe working capacity, 2,000 pounds. 

Weight, 36 pounds. 

The Carry-All is the popular leader of the widely known and widely used Louden line of Hay Slings. 
It is designed for hard, heavy work and yet it works so perfectly and so easily that it is adapted for use 
anywhere that a hay sling can be used. 

This sling is strong enough to permit unloading an ordinary load of hay at a single lift, and can safely 
be used to handle ton loads. The design of the sling is new. The two cross bars in the center are held 
close together and are connected by a strong double lock instead of one lock only, as generally used. 

This is the ideal sling for handling short growths, such as threshed straw, headed grain, bound grain, 
dry or short clover and alfalfa. On account of its close construction and the fact that it is connected at 
two points in the middle, there is no chance for short hay or straw to shatter through or fall out. The 
sling is equally adapted for handling the long and heavy growths. 

The double lock works easily and perfectly. The trip rope attaches to one lock only, the other lock 
being merely a hook and an eye. A slight pull on the single trip rope releases both locks simultaneously. 
The lock releases as easy under a heavy load as a light one. In coupling the sling together the hook is 
inserted in the eye and at the other end the catch is snapped into place. The connection is quickly made 
and will hold securely. 

Fig. A-984 
Showing Heavy Center Cross Bars 

and Double Latch of the 
Carry-All Hay Sling. 

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Louden Parallel Sling Pulleys 
Fig. 649 


Can be used with any Louden Hay Sling Carrier. 
Can be used with any center-trip Hay Sling. 
Frame of pulley of refined malleable iron. 
Rope wheels of special quality gray iron. 
Diameter of Rope Wheels, 4 inches. 
Weight, per pair (2 pulleys), 10J/2 pounds. 

Fig. 649 (Mastiff) 

The Louden Parallel Sling Pulleys are built for service and wear and for use wherever there is need 
for a sling pulley. The frame of the pulley is of malleable iron, with heavy reinforcing ribs at points where 
strength is needed. 

The meeting edges of the pulleys are provided with wide flanges and the upper ends are closed so they 
cannot run into each other. The rope wheels and the pulley frames are made smooth and free from sharp 
corners so they will not wear the rope. The hooks are fitted with self-acting safety stops to prevent the 
slings from becoming detached. Eyes are provided in the lower end of the pulleys into which the end 
of draft rope can be fastened when it is desired to rig the pulleys triple draft. 

Fig. 606 represents our Self-Locking Pulleys to be used with two or three rope End Trip Slings. These 
pulleys are the same as our regular self-locking pulley, Fig. 331, except the hook (A) which is arranged so 
that the end of the sling may be released. 

Fig. 603 shows our Two-Rope End Trip Sling, and Fig. 604 our Three-Rope End Trip Sling. These 
slings are adjustable, and (like our other slings) can be made to fit any length of rack. When they are 
needed to reach the entire length of the rack, we make them long and call them our Long-Rope or Three 
Rope Slings. When one-half of the length of rack is to be reached we make them short and call them our 
short two-rope or three-rope slings. 

Fig. 605 shows our chain attachment for use with End Trip Slings. On one end of it is placed an open 
hook (T) in which is inserted the end of the slings with the rope loop. The hook T is then locked, and the 
hook A is fastened in the ring at the other end of the sling. By pulling on the handle (A) the chain is drawn 
through the clutch L and the ends of the slings are brought together. The hook of the fork pulley is inserted 
in the ring above the hook (T) and the load is ready for hoisting. 

Fig. 517 shows the Sling Coupling used on all our Centre Trip Slings. It is a thoroughly reliable coup 
ling, and easily worked. The catch is held in place by a stiff spring, and works equally well with two or 
three ropes. The working parts are well protected, and the trip rope (T) can be easily and quickly attached. 

Louden End-Trip Slings. 

Fig. 603. Short (Maple), Long 

Fig. 605 (Marvel). 
Louden Chain Attach 

Fig. 517 Matchless,:. 

Louden Sling 


Fig. 604, Short (Magnet), Long 


Fig. 606, (Monk). 

Louden Self-Locking 

Pulleys, End Trip. 

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Louden Self -Locking Sling 
Pulleys Fig. 330 

(Right Angle Sling Pulleys) 

Furnished with registering head to fit any Hay Carrier. 
Used with Louden Carriers, slings are carried within 20 

inches of the track. 

Pulleys are of malleable iron except the wheels. 
Wheels are of special quality gray iron. 
Weight, 1 pounds. 

It is sometimes desired to use Hay Slings in 

barns already equipped with Fork Carriers. If 

the track is good and the carrier is 

strong and sturdy, this can be done. 

Figs. 330-331 illustrate the Louden 

Self-Locking Sling Pulleys. With 

these pulleys slings can be handled 

with any hay carrier, using a register 
ing head. We can furnish the pulleys 

fitted with any of the registering heads 

illustrated on opposite page and new 

heads are made to fit other carriers 

when there is sufficient call for them. 
Our advice to customers who wish 

to use Hay Slings and who have a 

considerable amount of hay to handle, 

is to buy a regular sling carrier built 

for heavy work. 

However, we sell thousands of these sling pulleys for use with fork carriers of all kinds and they always 

give good satisfaction so long as care is used not to overload the carriers. 

Fig. 422 represents a set of Louden Self-Locking Sling Pulleys in use with our Louden Junior Fork 

Carrier. The pulleys are shown locked together but not yet registered 
in the carrier. Fig. 330 is a front view of the pulleys locked together 
and Fig. 331 is a side view of the pulleys spread apart to connect to 
the sling. As the load is elevated, the two parts of the sling pulley come 
together and lock as shown in Fig. 330. The 
registering head then enters the carrier and is 
engaged by the grappling hooks the same as the 
fork pulley when a fork is being used. 

Fig. 331 (Mason) 

Fig. 330 


Fig. 467 (Paragon) 
Fig. 467. Knot Passing 
Pulley. Malleable frame, 
swivel eye, 6-inch hard 
maple sheave seasoned in 

Weight, W/i pounds. 

Fig. 468 (Prelude) 
Fig. 468. Draft Pulley. 
Malleable frame, swivel 
eye, 6-inch hard maple 
sheave seasoned in oil. 
Weight, 3 pounds. 

Louden High-Grade Pulleys 

Patented May 20, 1902. 

Use of Pulleys 

Every article about a haying outfit should be first- 
class, strong and durable. When hay tools break in the 
haying season it means delay, loss of time, frequently 
loss and injury of hay, and occasionally serious accidents. 
Such breakages occur chiefly from the use of poor pulleys. 
1 1 is therefore important that every user of Hay Tools 
should buy first-class pulleys. 

We make a specialty of High-Grade Pulleys which we 
illustrate on the following pages. We have given special 
care and attention to the designing of our pulleys, taking 
into consideration every detail which would add to their 
merits. In making the eye and the frame we have placed 
the metal where the strength is needed, and cut it out 
where it is not needed, so that the pulley may have all 
the strength necessary, and at the same time be light and 
neat and not cumbersome to handle. The frame is made 
in two parts, held together by rivets and bolts. The wheel 
or sheave turns on a large malleable bushing, recessed into 
the frame of the pulley and held in position by a bolt. 
This gives the pulley great strength. 

We handle the cheaper grade pulleys, but we cannot 
too strongly recommend the use of the best pulleys 
that can be purchased. Do not be persuaded to use 
cheap pulleys. The saving is only a trifle in the first cost, 
and the use of cheap pulleys may mean much damage 
and loss in harvest. The best is the cheapest in the end. 

Louden High-Grade Pulleys have, through many years 
of continuous, satisfactory service, proved themselves 
superior in design construction and durability. They 
have no sharp corners to wear the rope. The eyes are 
heavily ribbed and have tubular swivels, which add 
materially to their strength and efficiency. 

Fig. 494 (Passport) 

Fig. 494. Knot Passing 
Pulley. Malleable frame, 
swivel eye, 6-inch diameter 
sheave. Sheave made of 
special quality gray iron. 

Weight, 5J.-2 pounds. 

Fig. 495 (Password) 

Fig. 495. Draft Pulley. 
Malleable frame, swivel 
eye, 6-inch diameter 
sheave. Sheave made of 
special quality gray iron 

Weight, 5J/6 pounds. 

The wood sheaves turn on large metallic bushings, recessed into the sides of the 
pulley frames, held in place by heavy bolts. The bearings in the iron sheaves also 
turn on large bushings which support the weight of the load and protect the connecting 
bolts from wear. 

The sheaves in the four pulleys shown on this page are interchangeable. Fig. 553 is 
a sectional view of the Iron Sheave Pulley, showing the tubular eye, the projection in 
the frame which protects the rope from the edge of the sheave, the malleable bushings 
Fig. 553 on wn j cn the sheave turns, the recess in the frame in which the bushing rests, and the 

Sectional View bolt t j iat no ld g it in place. This shows the sturdy construction which characterizes all 
Grade* Pulley/. Louden High-Grade Pulleys and gives them marked superiority over all others. 

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Louden Mammoth Pulley Fig. 519 

The Mammoth Pulley is made for heavy work. 
It has a select 7-inch hard maple sheave, seasoned in 
oil. It has the tubular swivel eye, large malleable 
bushings on which the sheave turns, the guard over 
the edge of the sheave to prevent the rope from 
cutting, in fact all of the good features of the pulleys 
previously described, and in addition is larger and 
stronger. The large sheave makes this pulley easy 
on the rope. 

Fig. 519 (Pencil) 

Cable Pulleys Figs. 579-651 


Weight, 5M pounds. 

Our Cable Pulleys are made with malleable iron 
frames and have all the good features of our Rope 
Pulleys the tubular swivel eye, frame made in two 
parts, held together with bolts and rivets, large malle 
able bushing, held in recess in the pulley frame by a 

bolt, and projections or guards in the opening of the frame to protect the 
cable from the edge of the sheaves (see page 31. Fig. 553). We make them 
with iron wheels only, and the pulley throughout is made extra strong. The 
hole in the sheave is chilled and turns on a malleable bushing. The groove 
in the sheave is made suitable for * s-inch diameter wire cable. 

Fig. 579 (Perfect) 


Fig. 579. Cable Pulley. 
Malleable iron frame. 
Swivel eye. 8-inch diam 
eter sheave. Sheave is 
made of special quality 
gray iron. Weight. 9J^ 

Gordon Lake, Ont., 1918. 


The Louden Machinery Co., 

Guelph, Ont., 
Gentlemen : 

I installed last summer in my stable (for which you prepared a plan for me free of charge) your Steel 
Stalls, Stanchions, Litter Carrier, Water Bowls and Calf Pen. 

Everything sent was as ordered and went together without any trouble. They are now giving the best of 
satisfaction in every respect and I take pleasure in showing them and recommending them to my neighbours. 

I intend building a Hog and Slaughter House 60x18, combined, this coming summer and am ordering from 
you the equipment for the same. 

I can most highly recommend the treatment received and goods shipped to anyone intending to use your 
up-to-date Stable Fixtures. 

Thanking you for past favors, 1 am 

Yours very truly, 

Thos. Higgins, 

Gordon Lake, 

Algoma District. 

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Some Special Pulleys 

Fig. 435 

Fig. 360 

of our Fork 

Fig. 359 

Fig. 366 is our Fork Pulley used with all 
Fig. 366 Carriers except our Senior Carrier, Fig. 1 1 00. 

(Togardj j t h as a 4_i ncn sheave and a strong malleable frame with 

safety hook that has the tubular swivel. Weight, 3% pounds. 

Fig. 359 is our Return Pulley with 3-in. wood sheave for 3^-in. rope and smaller. 
Made the same as our High-grade pulleys. Weight, 1 pound. 

Fig. 1139 

It has 1%-in. iron 

Fig. 435 is our Comb Pulley, for lifting cord to pass over, in the peak of barn. 
sheave. Weight, /s pound. 

Fig. 360 is our Malleable Case Check Pulley with 1}^ in. iron sheave. Built extra strong for f8-in. 
rope and smaller. Weight, 6 ounces. 

Fig. 1139 is our Fork Pulley used with our Senior Fork Carrier only. It has a 7-in. sheave made 

of special gray iron. Both Fork Pulleys are built on the same line as our high grade pulleys. 

Weight, 6 pounds. Louden ^^ p^ Block _p ig . 623 

The Snatch Pulley Block shortens the distance the horse 
travels. After passing through the lower draft pulley, the 
end of the rope is made fast to the barn wall or a stake driven 
in the ground. Before making the end of the rope fast a 
washer should be slipped on and a knot tied in the rope, as 
shown in the illustration. The Snatch Pulley can then be put 
in place on the rope. One side of the pulley is open so the 
rope can be thrown off and on. When the load is pulled into 

Fig. 623 (Pawn) t ^ e mow> t ne rope can be thrown off the pulley and the fork 

Specifications returned to the wagon without waiting for the return of the 

Frame made of malleable iron. horse. 

Rope wheel special quality gray iron. 
Rope wheel 4 inches diameter. 
Weight. 4*4 pounds. 

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Fig. 391 

Louden Pulley Hooks, Etc. 

Fig. 389. Steel Floor Pulley Hook, #x7 inches. 

Weight, per dozen, 1 5 pounds. 

Fig. 390. Steel Rafter Pulley Hook, ^ix6 inches. 

Weight, per dozen, 10J/2 pounds. 

Fig. 391. Steel Return Pulley Hook, Vz^Yi inches. 

Weight, per dozen, 3 pounds. 

Pulley Holders for Steel Track 

Fig. 470 (Provost) 

The Pulley Holder, Fig. 470, is designed for use with the Louden Weight Return, 

Fig 389 *"ig. 529, page 17, and also at any other place where it is necessary to hang a pulley 
(Ensing) immediately underneath a Steel Hay Carrier Track. 

Fig. 470 shows Puily Holder for Double-Bead Steel Track. Weight, Ja pounds. It is made of refined 
malleable iron and is clamped to the steel track by means of heavy bolts. 

How to Set Pulley Hooks 

Pulley Hooks should always be set 
so they will stand straight with the 
line of draft, as shown by the dotted 
lines. When the pull is crossways it 
will bend the hook. Of the illustra 
tion at left, the first, third and fifth are 

right; while second, fourth and sixth are wrong. It is the Cross Pull that bends or breaks the hook. 

A -8 or % hook put in right will stand more than a /8-inch noo k put in wrong. 

Louden Bracket Pulley Holder Fig. 348 


For supporting pulley for draft rope. Made of malleable iron. 
Will carry any common pulley. Weight, 3 pounds. 

Louden Bracket Pulley Holder is used to carry the draft rope out through 
the barn siding close to the eaves and carries the rope close to the mow so 
that the hay does not interfere with the rope or pulleys when the mow is full. 
The hole in the side of the barn is small and the pulley is up close to the eave 
and is always in the dry. Pulley can be put in or removed easily from inside 
of the barn. In barns where hay is taken in at one end or both ends, if the 
rope is run the nearest way to the ground from the end of the track, it reduces 
friction and requires less rope. 

The holder supports the pulley and at the same time allows it to adjust 
itself in line with the draft. It also holds the rope free so it does not rub 
and wear on the timbers. To attach the holder, cut a hole in the barn 
siding 4 inches wide and 8 or 10 inches high. Bolt the holder in place so 
the hook will be even with the top of the hole. Bolts are furnished with the 
holder. This is an inexpensive article that should be included with every hay-unloading outfit for 
barns as described. The saving in the amount of draft rope required, the less amount of wear on 
the rope, and the reduced friction, make the Bracket Pulley Holder a profitable investment immediately. 

Fig. 348 (Pyramid) 

Louden Lightning Rope Hitch Fig. 367 

Made of Malleable Iron 

For quickly connecting Singletrees or Doubletrees to Fig. 383 (Excelsior) 

draft rope. No time lost tying or untying knots in the Louden Swivel Rope 

rope. The rope is slipped through the hitch and the Hook with safety latch. 

end bent around and slipped under itself. It can be Wei * ht X P ound - 

instantly attached or detached and will hold securely; also can be adjusted to lengthen or shorten the 

rope. 1 1 is provided with a safety hook which will not become unlatched. Weight, 1 l /% pounds. 

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Louden Hoisting Singletree Fig. 344 


Fig. 344A (Prince) 

For use wherever hoisting is to be done 

with a horse. 
Body of hard wood. 
Trimmings of malleable iron. 
Weight, 6 pounds. 

The Louden Hoisting Singletree was designed for use p . , 

anywhere that hoisting is to be done with a horse or 

team when the Singletree has no support. It is especially popular and desirable 
for use with the hay unloading rig at hay time. It is equally valuable for any 
kind of hoisting with horse power, plowing or cutting ice, plowing in orchards, 
vineyards or other places when the ends of the singletree is liable to injure the 
trees or vines. 

The Singletree does not drag against the horse s legs, and the traces do not unhook or get under 
the horse s feet in backing or turning. The traces pass through keepers (K.) and along back of singletree 
to hook in center. The Singletree being bent, this brings it close to the horse, like a breeching, without 
having to shorten the traces and it is held up by a cord (C), having a snap (S), which hooks into the trace 
carrier iron. The eye to which the draft rope is fastened is swiveled, which keeps it from kinking. 

The Singletree saves much time. The horse can be turned short around and there is no chance for 
the horse to get over the traces. Also the rope is held up off the ground so the horse cannot step on it. 

Louden s Spreader Attachment Fig. 345 

Fig. 345 shows our Spreader Attachment by which two 
Singletrees can be hitched together for use with a team. For 
ordinary hoisting purposes, we use a rope with a spreader and 
attach the hoisting rope to it, as shown by enlarged figure in 
center. For other work a chain may be used. There is no other 
rig equal to this for four or six horse teaming, as it does not 
strike the horses legs and causes no weight whatever on the 
necks of the team behind. To attach Singletrees remove the 
hooks from ends of Spreader, hook on Singletree and replace 
hooks and bolts. Weight, 5 pounds. 

Fig. 345 (Pension) 

Louden Offset Hinges Fig. 349 


For gable hay doors on barns. 
Made of malleable iron. 
Hinged together with heavy bolt. 
Weight (one hinge only), 2 pounds. 

Weight full set fittings for gable door 
(2 hinges. 2 hooks and staples, 2 small 
hooks), 4*4 pounds. 

The Louden Offset Hinge was 
designed for use on the gable hay 
doors on barns. The hinge is 
made with an offset to allow the 
door to lap on the siding to shut 
It is made of malleable iron and is 
very strong. Two hinges are sufficient for all ordinary doors. 
For extremely large, heavy doors three hinges should be used. 
The hinge is made wide to insure a solid bearing on the door 
and to give plenty of room for bolts and screws. 

The gable hay door hung with our Offset Hinges, as shown 
in Fig. 347 is practical, cheap and easy to make. The door 
can be opened and closed with the hay carrier. This can be 
done from the ground either by hand or with a horse. 

Fig. 349 (Puss) 
out wind and rain. 

Fig. 347 
Louden Hay Door with Offset Hinges 

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(High). Patented Feb. 2, 1909 

Louden Litter Carrier"=Fig. 828 


Operates on Louden Double Bead steel track. Fig. 571. 

Body of box is made of 20 gauge galvanized sheet steel, reinforced with angle iron. 
Ends of box are made of 16 gauge galvanized sheet steel. 

Length of box, 48 inches; width, 27 inches; depth, 22 inches, outside measurements. Capacity, 10 bushels. 
Box is fitted regularly to raise and lower 7 feet; may be fitted to raise and lower as much as 20 feet at slight additional cost. 
Track wheels are roller bearing. 
Diameter of track wheels 3 inches. 
Clearance necessary for track wheels 4 inches. 

Total clearance necessary, box upright, 50 inches; box dumped, 56 inches. 

Length of hand chain, 1 1 feet, ends joined together. Where ceilings are high, longer chains can be furnished at slight 
additional cost. 

Shipping weight, 208 pounds. 

In a litter carrier the demand should be for dependable long, continued service and safety, together 
with ease of operation and convenience as these features are essential. Study carefully the construction 
and design, then consider the factory which makes the carrier, and the reputation it bears for quality and 
square dealing. 

The Louden Litter Carrier is the acme of years of study and experiment; the result of Louden experience 
and Louden determination to manufacture the best barn equipment on earth. 

It is made for the man who wants the best, who is satisfied with nothing short of perfection. 

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There is no other carrier like it; no other carrier that has the same strength, symmetry, lifting power, 
or ease of propellment along the track. No other carrier has the exclusive special features of the Louden, 
without which any litter carrier falls short of perfection. 

As has often been said, "The best evidence of worth is the name of 
the maker. " The Louden Machinery Company is too well established, 
too well known, and too proud of its reputation for quality and square 
dealing, to offer any product that is not satis 
factory and SAFE. 

Hoisting Device 

We discarded all clutches, brakes and ratchets 
in connection with litter and feed carriers years 
ago. We own the first patents issued on litter 
carriers, but thorough tests so clearly proved the 
superiority of our present construction that we 
threw away all the old style models and are offer 
ing only those which we know to be absolutely 

It makes the lowering and raising of the box 
so easy that with the same effort practically 
double as much can be raised as with any other hoisting 
device. A boy can raise a bigger load with this device than 
can a man with any other litter or feed carrier. A lifting 
chain of sufficient length to raise and lower the box seven 
feet is furnished regularly, but at small additional cost the 
carrier can be equipped to hoist twenty feet. 

,..., . . x . . Fig. 881. Louden Hoisting Gear. 

The wheel A (see illustration) is the wheel over which 

the hand chain passes. This chain is endless, like the chain 

on a bicycle, and the links fit snugly over the sprockets in the wheel. The axle of wheel "A" revolves 
with the wheel, and a thread the worm turns just as fast as you turn wheel "A" with the hand chain. 
Now examine wheel "B". It has lugs, orpins, all around, into which the worm threads fit, and when 
these threads begin to turn as a result of pulling on the hand chain the advantage you gain over the load 

is enormous. It permits a one pound pull on the chain to raise forty in the box. 

This is the greatest leverage giving principle ever discovered. 

Another exclusive Louden feature is the way the lifting chain operates. This, 
like other Louden features, is the result of years of study, and it eliminates all 
possibility of the carrier box dropping too quickly. It also does away with trouble 
some ratchets and brakes that would make its use by careless help a constant danger. 

It will be seen in the illustration how the lifting chain is attached to the carrier 
box, how it runs over the pin wheel "B" and up to and around the drum. This 
lifting chain CANNOT run unless there is a pull on the hand chain. The lifting 
chain, the hand chain and the worm MUST work in unison. 

The chain guides (or floats) "D" on both the wheel and the drum, work perfectly 
and always keep the chain even and fitting snugly. Everything is mechanically 
correct and is tested thoroughly before leaving the factory. 

Still another exclusive Louden feature is the extra strong swivel joints "E" 
which connect the track wheels to the frame, and which support the weight of the 
load. Instead of using an ordinary bolt that bends and gets out of shape after a 
little usage, we use a heavy swivel knee joint, the bearing surface of which is 
2| inches in diameter. This swivel joint permits the carrier to round curves as 
easily as it runs on a straight track. There is no sticking or binding or heavy 
friction to overcome. 

The track wheels are set as far apart on the track as possible. This does away 
with the unsteadiness and "jerkiness." The wheels are large three inches in 
diameter are roller bearing and run smoothly on the track. The wheels turn on 

Fig. 885. 

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Fig. 723. The Louden Box. 

special tempered steel axles | inch in diameter. The axles are bolted into the supporting casting full size and 
no weak shoulders. The wheels are strong enough to carry tons more than will ever be required in a litter 
carrier. The flanges of Louden Track Wheels are made so that each flange has two bearings against the edge 
of the track, instead of one which ordinary wheel flanges have. This prevents the wheels from wabbling on 
the track. This is a valuable, patented and exclusive feature. The Louden Double Bead Steel Track 
used with the Louden Litter Carrier is made to stand great strains, and is strong enough to carry any 
load you can pile on the carrier box. 

Carrier Box 

The Louden Carrier box is built of heavy galvanized steel, re 
inforced with angle iron. You can t overload it. Fill it full of sand 
or water, rush it over the track you can t do it a bit of damage. 
The box is water tight and will hold every drop of liquid manure; no 
spilling of liquids along the walk. The most valuable part of the manure 
is saved. The box is built regularly 48 inches long, 27j inches wide 
and 22 inches deep. 

Dumping Device 

Here again is the Louden Carrier in the lead. This exclusive arrange 
ment was adopted after thoroughly testing and discarding other plans. 

The box is hung to the exact fraction of an inch to make the balance 
most perfect. The trip lock in the end of the box is adjusted so that it 
is impossible to dump the box unless it is so desired, yet makes it an easy matter to dump the box with 
a shovel or fork. This trip lock is also arranged so that the box may be dumped with a rope, where the 
track arrangement used will allow the carrier to run by gravity to manure pit or spreader. The rope 
can be used to return the carrier to the barn for reloading. The box, on account of its correct balance, 
can be righted with pitchfork or shovel. No touching with hands is necessary. 

The Best For You 

If quality, workmanship, durability, and perfection of mechanism count with 
you, install the Louden Litter Carrier. There is none like it; none to com 
pare with it; none that will give you that lasting satisfaction of having made a 
wise investment. It is tested and true. It is used the world over, and it is backed 
by the oldest, largest, and best known litter-carrier manufacturer in the world. 


The Louden Double Bead Track, Fig. 571 is used with the Louden 

Louden track is stronger, more reliable in use, easier to put up, and is in every 
other way SUPERIOR to other styles of track used for this purpose. It will 
not buckle to one side or let the carrier run off as side-hitch tracks will do. We 
warrant all our goods to be SUPERIOR to anything of the kind on the market, 
and we do not ask purchasers to keep any article which will not fill the 

A recent test in the Louden factory proved conclusively that, under exactly 
the same conditions, Louden tracks will carry almost double as much weight as 
other tracks. Every article bearing the name Louden is far stronger than 
necessary for practical use and is built that way to handle safely the unusual 
strain that might be placed upon it. 

Roller Bearing Track 

Each wheel used on our 
steel track litter carriers 
is fitted with 1 7 tempered 
steel roller bearings. Size 
of bearings for steel track 
carriers jijxl inch. These 
revolve around a J^j-inch 
cold rolled steel axle or 
shaft. The ends of the 
steel roller bearings work 
against our special pat 
ented revolvable washer. 
This reduces friction to a 
minimum. Also eliminates 
excessive wear, prevents 
binding or grinding to 
gether of the rollers. The 
Louden Trolleys with 
roller bearings travel 
easily and outlast any 
other trolleys of this kind 
that are made. 

Louden Machinery Co. of Canada, Ltd. 

Gentlemen: Three years ago I purchased twenty of your steel stalls and stanchions, 
and have them installed in my barn. Since then I have found them to give perfect 
satisfaction in every way. They are just as good as the day they were put up, and I 
feel quite confident they will last a lifetime. I can heartily recommend them to any 
one installing stanchions and stalls. I also put in one of your litter carriers, using 280 
ft. of track, and found it to be a great labour-saving device. I consider the stanchions, 
stalls and litter carrier to be ahead of any others I have ever seen. 

Yours truly, Frank Hull, Kerwood, Ontario 

Page Thirty-Eight 

Convertible Hopper Shovelling Truck N-973 


Box made of wood, tongued and grooved and strongly braced. 
Capacity made in two sizes, 20 and 25 bushels 
Size of hopper on 20-bushel size, 25 x 72 x 26 inches. 
Size of hopper on 25-bushel size. 28 x 84 x 26 inches. 
Weight, 20-bushel size, 230 pounds. 
Weight, 25-bushel size, 275 pounds. 
Main truck wheels, 14 inches. 
Castor wheels, 6 inches. 

Fig. 973 

A Modern. Milking Barn 

Bright, clean, comfortable stables are a necessity to dairy production. The cows in the above pic 
ture are producers first because they are of a producing strain, but also to an almost equal degree, their 
production is due to their comfortable surroundings and careful attention given to their feeding. 

Louden Steel Stalls give them all the light and air possible coupled with pasture freedom and 

Louden Feed Carriers and Litter Carriers give the men time to keep the barns and stables cle an and 

Occasionally it is found that a floor truck can be used to advantage. Especially is this so where the 
ceilings of the stable are too low to admit of the satisfactory use of an overhead carrier system. Barns 
are also sometimes so arranged that for one reason or another an overhead system cannot be satisfactorily 
operated. When this occurs the Louden Feed Truck herewith illustrated is recommended as a great labor 
and feed saver. 

The Truck throughout is thoroughly well built and is designed to withstand hard usage. 

With the large wheels in the centre and the swivel trucks at either end a heavy load can be handled 
with comparative ease and the truck can be turned in its own length. 

The hopper is removable and the platform with truck can be used to handle sacked grain or do any of 
the other many such jobs on the average farm. 

The double shovel boards also permit of two men working to advantage in feeding the stock. 

Paje Thirty-Nine 

Standard Feed Carrier 
Fig. 763 

Operates on Louden Double Beaded Steel Track. 

Box is made of 18 gauge galvanized steel reinforced 
with 1 x I x } ^ inch angle steel. Sides and bottom 
are tightly riveted to the angle iron frame making a 
water-tight box. Shovel board provided at one end. 

Length of box, 60 inches. Width, 26 inches. 
Depth, 20 J 2 inches. Capacity, 12 bushels. Fitted 
with gearing to raise and lower 7 feet. At a slight 
additional cost, can be made to raise and lower 20 feet 

Diameter of track wheels. 4 inches. Clearance for 
track wheels, 5 inches. Total clearance, 56 inches. 

Length of hand chain 1 1 feet, ends joined together. 
When ceilings are high, longer chains can be provided 
at a slight additional cost. 

Shipping weight, 210 pounds. 

It takes time to feed a bunch of stock, if the 
feed has to be carried in pails or baskets. But 
aside from the time consumed is the waste 
through feed being spilled on the floor and 
tramped under foot when thus handled. 

A feed carrier not only stops all waste of feed 
from spilling, but as it can be run under grain 
or ensilage spouts and carry enough feed at 
each trip to feed 20 cattle, a great deal of time 
is saved, without mentioning the ease with 
which the work is accomplished: 600 to 800 
pounds can easily be handled at a load. 



Fig. 763 Single End Feed Carrier with Gear 

Fig. 763-A. Single End Feed Carrier with Trolleys 

Sometimes the floors of the feed room or root 
house are not on the same level as that in the 
feed passage. In such cases it becomes necessary 
to use a feed carrier with a box that can be 
raised and lowered. Fig. 763 illustrates such a 
carrier. It can be relied on in every respect. 

Fig. 763-A is the same box fitted with trolleys 
but no raising or lowering device. This is a 
good carrier when not necessary to raise or lower 
the box. 

Standard Feed Carrier 
Fig. 763-A. 


Box the same as 763, shown and described above. 
Trolleys are roller bearing and fitted with swivel. 
Diameter of wheels, 4 inches. 

Straps connecting trolley to box are 1 M x ^-4. inch steel. 
The straps are made to correspond with the height of the 
ceiling of the stable. 
Shipping weight, 140 pounds. 


Page Forty 

Double End Feed 


Box made of 18 gauge Galvanized 
steel reinforced with 1 x 1 x J/jj inch 
angle steel. Sides and bottoms tightly 
riveted to the angles making a water 
tight box. Length of box, 73 inches; 
width, 26 inches; depth, 20)2 inches. 
Capacity, 14 bushels. 

Box is fitted to raise and lower 7 feet. 
May be fitted to raise and lower as 
much as 20 feet at a small additional 

Diameter of track wheels, 4 inches. 
Clearance necessary for track wheels, 
5 inches. Total clearance necessary, 
56 inches. Length of hand chain, 
I I feet, ends joined together. Where 
ceilings are high, longer chains can be 
furnished at a slight additional cost. 

Shipping weight, 230 pounds. 

Fig. 804 Double End Feed Carrier with Hoisting Gear 

The Feed Carriers shown on this page are 
built extra large and strong for heavy work. 
In the large dairy or stock barn they will be 
found to fill the want for a quick, easy, eco 
nomical method of handling the feed so as to 
avoid waste of both time and feed. 

They operate on the same track as is 
used for our Litter Carriers and by having the 
Feed and Litter Carrier tracks connected by 
curves and switches, the Feed Carrier can be 
operated in any part of the stable. Litter on 
the floor cannot interfere with the easy opera 
tion of these carriers. 

804-A Double End Carrier with Trolleys. 



Box is the same as 804 shown above. 
Truck is roller bearing and fitted with swivel. 
Connecting straps are of 1 } > x }^ inch steel. 
The straps are made to correspond with the height 
of the stable. 

Shipping weight, I 50 pounds. 

Page Forty-One 

Two- Way Switch 

Two-Way Switch for Louden Steel 

Length of Mounting Block, 38 inches. 
Width of Mounting Block, 1 5 inches. 
Distance from top of block to bottom 

of track, 10 in. 
Weight, 29 pounds. 

Louden Overhead Switches 

Louden Overhead Switches are the easiest operated, the strongest, and 
altogether the most satisfactory on the market. When the switch cord 
is pulled, the track is thrown into the desired position, and an auto 
matic safety guard makes it impossible for a car to run off the 
track. It is made reversible, or right and left, so that branch 
tracks can be used on either side of the main track. A 
number of branch tracks can be used with a single main 
track. The switches are easily installed in almost 
any position. 

Fig. 736 shows our Two-Way Switch, and 
Fig. 795 our Three-Way Switch, each 
being mounted on a plank. Referring 
^ to the latter figure, the switch "S" is 
hinged to the main track "A" at "H." 
By pulling on the cords "C" and "D" 
the switch or hinged section will slide on 
the plate "E." and change 
from one track to the^ 
other, so that the 
operator can 

Fig. 736. Junior Two-Way. 


use any one of the branch tracks at will. The 
hinged track "S" is locked in place by latch "F." 
It can be operated from below no matter how high 
the track may be hung. The guard "G, " which 
works automatically, will prevent the carrier from 
running off the track, should the switch be left open. 
Switches can be furnished unmounted on special 
orders, but mounted switches are recommended as 
they are much easier to install. 

Switches should never be placed in doorway, 

Fig. 849. Junior. (Acorn). 
Pat d Mar. 12. 1912 
Cross Track Switch for Louden Steel Track 

Switch section is 8 inches long. 

Length of Mounting Block, 24 inches. Width, 12 inches. 

Page Forty-Two 

Fig. 795. 

Three-Way Switch. 
(Caboose) . 

Three-Way Switch for 
Louden Steel Track 

Length of Mounting Block, 38 inches. 

Width of Mounting Block, 1 5 inches. 

Distance from top of block to bottom of track, 10 in. 

Weight, 31 pounds. 

especially when sliding doors are used. This 
can nearly always be avoided by reversing the 
curve, placing the switch inside the building 
and making a back switch from the side line 
to the main line. 

Fig. 849 shows our Cross Track Switch 
mounted on a plank ready to attach to ceiling. 
It is frequently necessary and often convenient 
to have tracks cross at right angles. Our Cross 
Track Switch solves the problem. By pulling 
on the cords the central section is thrown into 
position for either track as desired. The 
guards work automatically, dropping in place 
to guard the open end, and lifting, as shown, to 
clear the carrier wheels when the central sec 
tion is in place. 

Distance from top of Block to bottom of track, 1 inches. 
Weight, 28 pounds. 


Louden s Swinging Track Hinge and Swinging 

Pole Hinge 

Fig. 791A 

Fig. 793 (Swing) 
Louden Swinging Track Hinge 

Louden Swinging Pole Hinge 

The depositing or manure in the yard is an important feature in the working of a Litter Carrier, 
the track is rigid and fastened to posts in the yard, it takes a large amount of track and the manure can 
only be piled in a long pile below the track. Besides this the posts and track are very much in the way of 
work in the yard. 

With Louden s Swinging Pole you can distribute the manure evenly over the entire yard, or in a Manure 
Spreader, and when not in use it can be fastened to the side of the barn entirely out of the way. 

Fig. 793 shows our Swinging Track Hinge. It is a Vertebrae, and consists of seven joints and 
of such a nature that it will allow the track to swing so that the Carrier can run around it at right angles 
to the track inside of the barn. 

On account of the peculiar shape of our Double Beaded Steel Track the carrier will run around 
this curve as easily as on the perfectly straight track, and this is the only track that can be used successfully 
in this particular. 

Fig. 791 A is our Swinging Pole Hinge. It is simple, strong: and convenient. You simply nail 
this to the barn above the door and fasten the pole beam or crane to it so that it may turn freely. 

Fig. 1112 shows how our Swinging Track Hinge, our Swinging Pole Hinge, and our Guy 

Rods are used. Everything about them is so simple that they need no explanation, and the thousands 
of them now in use prove without doubt that Louden s system of handling manure not only in the stable 
but in the yard is by far the best on the market, and is as near Perfection as can possibly be attained. 
There are poles of 60 ft. in length working and giving entire satisfaction. This will make a semi 
circular manure pile of 120 ft. in diameter. 

Page Forty-Three 

Louden Swing Pole Equipment 

When possible to use a swing pole it should 
always be installed. The pile in the yard when 
spread out evenly over a large area will rot better 
and fire fanging will be prevented, thus inc. easing 
the fertilizing value of the manure. Fig. 1112 
shows the methods of erecting these poles. 

The above picture shows a most satisfactory way of installing the tracking for a litter carrier when 
it is desired to run the track well out into the yard and at the same time dispense with having too many 
posts in the way. 

As shown the supporting timber for the track is supported by guys from the high posts to the center 
of the timber. 

The picture shows equipment as used at the Ontario Agricultural College Guelph, Ont., where Louden 
Litter Carriers have given the best of service for years. 

Pge Forty -Four 

Louden Swinging Steel Crane 


Main Boom made of 2% inch O. D. steel tubing. 
Cranes 30 feet long or over are side trussed. 
Cranes less than 30 feet long are not side trussed. 
Truss Rods made of 1 ^--inch O. D. steel tubing. 

Truss Stays made of 1 rj-inch O. D. steel tubing. 
Guy Wires made of 0000 basic steel wire. 
Vertebra hinge of refined malleable iron. 

Weight of 12-ft. Crane complete. Fig. 974 with track, 114 Ibs. 

.. 22 " " " " 976 " " 192 " 

.. 30 .. .. .. .. 97g .. .. 348 .. 

.. 40 .. .. .. 980 .. .. 472 - 

(NOTE: A Crane of any length up to 40 feet is practical that does not exceed in number of feet the distance from the 
point where the base of the Crane is to set to the plate on which the rafters rest, multiplied by 2}^. It is well to 
remember that there is the same inward pressure at the base of a Crane as outward pull where the guys are attached. This 
pressure and pull, however, comes at the barn s strongest points the mow floor and the rafter plate, and a little 
bracing is all that is necessary to neutralize the strain on the end of the barn. See Figure 1067. page 186. 

In erecting Crane see that the longest guy wire carries enough of the weight to pull it taut, intermediate guy wires may 
be slightly slack but the guy reaching to the end of the Crane should always be taut.) 

A Louden Swinging Steel Crane is attached to the barn above the door in line with the Litter Carrier 
track, and extends out over the yard for a distance of 12 to 40 feet without posts or supports of any kind 
in the yard being necessary. 

The use of the Swinging Crane not only makes unnecessary all posts and supports in the yard, but 
gives a far greater area in which manure may be dumped as the Crane may be swung around from left to 
right till it strikes the sides of the barn. To all practical purposes a Swinging Crane of 30-foot length 
gives a dumping area as great as a straight, rigid track running out a couple of hundred feet from the barn 
door. To empty the Litter Carrier direct into wagon or spreader, all that is necessary is to drive to any 
point within the Crane s radius. 

The Swinging Crane is also a great convenience where litter is to be dumped on the opposite side of a 
yard fence or down a hillside from the barn, and, as it may be swung around close up against the barn 
when not in use, is entirely out of the way of passing stock or wagons. 

Page Forty-Five 

Outside Track Supports Fig. 1277 

Where the practice is followed of hauling manure to the field as fast as made 
the arrangement as shown in the accompanying illustration is handy and eliminates 
posts in the yard. The track is bracketed to the end of the barn far 
enough out to permit the manure to be dropped into the spreader or 
wagon. No switches are necessary and the arrangement is strong 
^/. and neat looking. We furnish all of the metal parts as 

shown in the detailed view, Fig. 1277-A except the track \* 

and track hangers and supporting clamps for same. 
/> Where desired wood brackets may be 

\ -O used for supporting track at the end of -fc? 
barn and in which case all material 
would be arranged for on 
y the ground. 


3 - JO 

Fig. 1277-A 


Main frame or rail 
which supports the track 
I %-inch steel tubing. 
Braces holding same from 
the wall 1 % - inch steel 
tubing 3 feet 9 inches 






Fig. 1278. 

Supporting straps % x > ncri steel, 6 feet long. 

Connections are of malleable iron. Upper end of supporting straps are fastened by means of lag screws. Lowei 
end of straps attach to main rail by means of special clamp holders. 

Heel of brace is held in place with wall flanges secured by lag screws. 


Platform Milk Can Carrier Fig. 802 


Operates on Louden Double Bead Steel Track, Fig. 571. 

Platform made of wood, bound with angle iron. 
Length of platform, 56 inches; width. 14 inches. 
Capacity, four railroad milk cans. 
Track Wheels are roller bearing. 
Diameter of Track Wheels, 4 inches. 
Clearance necessary for Track Wheels, 5 inches. 
Total clearance necessary, 66 inches. 
Shipping weight, 84 pounds. 

Fig. 802 is our Platform Milk Can Carrier for use on our 
solid steel track of the Double Bead pattern. The carrier 
consists of a wooden platform braced across the bottom and ^ e 802- (Hank), 

reinforced around the edges with angle iron. The carrier is suspended from swivel trucks the same as 
are used with our regular litter carriers and feed carriers by means of a heavy steel frame or bail. 
This carrier is built regularly to hold four ordinary railroad milk cans, but can be built in special sizes. 

Railroad Milk Can Carrier Fig. 1045 


Operates on Louden Double Bead Steel Track, Fig. 571. 

Capacity, three railroad milk cans. 

Fitted regularly to raise and lower 7 feet; may be fitted to raise and lower greater 

distance at slight additional cost. 
Track Wheels are roller bearing. 
Diameter of Track Wheels, 4 inches. 
Clearance necessary for Track Wheels, 5 inches. 
Total clearance necessary, loaded, 54 inches. 
Length of Hand Chain, 1 1 feet, ends joined together. Where ceilings are high, longer 

chain may be furnished at slight additional cost. 

This is a convenient, inexpensive device for handling the milk cans at 
milking time, and for transporting them from the cow barn to the dairy 
building. The carrier can be furnished with either Standard or Emancipator gear (Emancipator gear illus 
trated) to operate on Louden Double Bead Steel Track. With one of these gears the cans can be lowered to 
within a few inches of the floor and operated from one end of the building to the other. This keeps the cans 
up out of the dirt and at the same time within easy reach of the milkers. The carrier may be operated 
on the regular Litter or Feed Carrier tracks. It is built to handle three railroad milk cans. 

Fig. 1045. (Burlington). 

The above is a photo taken of three dray loads of Louden Stable Equipment being shipped to Lan 
caster & Sons of Hannon, on the Niagara Peninsula. 

Messrs. Lancaster & Sons have a large farm and have it well equipped in every respect and are highly 
pleased with their stable. 

Page Forty-Seven 

Louden Merchandise Carrier Fig. 888 

Fig 888. 

Fig. 888 is our new Merchandise Carrier. This car 
rier is suitable for use in warehouses, storerooms and fac 
tories, for moving heavy packages, such as boxes, barrels, 
machinery, or other heavy merchandise. The carrier is 
fitted with large track wheels, and heavy truck castings 
which make it easy to operate on the track while the strong 
swivel joints insure ample strength. It is built for our 
Double Bead Steel Track only. 

Fig. 889 shows our Merchandise Carrier supporting a 
load. The barrel is lifted and held suspended at any height 
Perfect Hoists. 


Operates on Louden Double Bead 
Steel Track, Fig. 571. 

Length of Carrier, 1 5 inches. 
Track Wheels are roller bearing. 
Diameter of wheels, 4 inches. 
Clearance required above track, 

5 inches. 
Clearance from track to bottom 

of hook, 10 inches. 
Shipping weight. 22 pounds. 
Carrying capacity, 2000 pounds. 
The Hoist and Barrel Grabs are 

not a part of the Merchandise 

Carrier, but are sold separately. 

with one of our 
The hoist can be furnished in differ 
ent sizes with capacity from 400 
to 3000 pounds. Either screw eyes 
or brackets may be used for support 
ing the track. 

Perfect Hoist 

Two sheaves above and below. 

Diameter of sheaves, 4 inches. 

Size of rope which may be used. J/2 inch 

to -j-jj inch. 

Capacity, 1 500 pounds. 
One man can lift 500 pounds. 
Weight (without rope), \\ 1 A pounds. 

Note: The Per 
fect Hoist is made 
in 8 styles, having 
from 400 to 3000 
pounds capacity. 

Barrel Grabs 


Length, 21 inches. 
Weight, 6J4 pounds. 

Fig. 890. 

Louden Double Truck Merchandise 
Carrier Fig. 890 


Operates on Louden Double Bead Steel Track. Fig. 571. 

Length of Carrier, 28 inches. 
Diameter of wheels. 4 inches. 
Track wheels are roller bearing. 
Clearance required above track, 5 inches. 
Clearance from track to bottom of hook, 1 5 inches 
Shipping weight. 55 1 A pounds. 
Carrying capacity, 4000 pounds. 

Hoist and Chains are not a part of carrier, but are sold 

Fig. 890 is our Double Truck Merchandise Car 
rier. This is really two of the regular carriers joined 
together by a strong connecting bar. It is adapted 
for use in marble factories, stone quarries, heavy 
machinery factories, nursery warerooms. The trucks 
are swiveled. and the carrier can be operated around 
short curves and over switches and run to any part of 

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