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Once a spreader, always a spreader

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I saw the photo on page 5 of the May 2006 issue of Farm Collector. I believe it is something someone has made out of an old John Deere manure spreader. The engine in the back is similar to one from a John Deere 12A combine. Where the seat is built in the front, there appear to be knobs or a handle for some kind of controls. The steering wheel could be hooked up hydraulically to steer the front wheels. My guess is that the rear wheels are also hooked hydraulically to drive them, something like the way wheels are hooked up or driven on a skid steer loader.

- John Ernst
3242 Utah Ave. N.E.
Iowa City, IA 52240