The sack barrow was used during the sowing of crops. It was designed to lift and transport sacks of corn or other grain easily.
For example, in January 1830, 17 sacks of clover seed were sent to Joseph Archer’s by the convict Ditchfield.
The sack barrow was roughly one metre in height and needed to be able to stand upright by itself. Sacks could be stood upright on the barrow’s frame to be filled, or could be picked up using the ‘scoop’ at the base.