A hay rake is an agricultural rake that is used to collect and cut hay and straw into windrows or rows, which proceeds bailing or loading hay into a waging. Rakes also "fluff-up" the hay, making it easier to dry naturally in the sun. There are different types of hay rakes including: sweep and side-delivery rakes. Sweep takes are sometimes called a buck or bull rake and is typically tractor-mounted. Side-delivery rakes can vary from - cylindrical reel, parallel-bar, side-stroke, or finer-wheel types. Hay rakes are an essential tool for any livestock producer or if for someone who sells hay commercially.