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Success with Horse-Drawn Manure Spreader Project

McCormick Spreader

I have subscribed to Farm Collector for a few years now, and I love the magazine. I really like the variety of articles. I recently purchased the Best of Farm Collector special issue. I was reading the article on the New Idea horse-drawn manure spreader and thought I would send you pictures of the McCormick-Deering all-steel horse-drawn manure spreader I restored with my father-in-law this year. It turned out better than we expected (top photo). It had been sitting in his shed for more than 20 years before we decided to restore it (below). Everything worked and it was only missing two shields. I found another spreader nearby that had the shields. I took pictures and measurements and made patterns of the shields I was missing so I could reproduce them. It was a fun project. We are now in the process of restoring a 1952 Allis-Chalmers WD I bought from my neighbor this fall. Keep up the good work on the magazine.

Dave Goette, Bricelyn, Minnesota

McCormick Spreader

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