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Mechanized Manure Loaders Eased Job

Manure spreaders were available before the turn of the 20th century. However, until the late 1930s, the only way to load them was with a manually operated pitchfork. At best, that was a time-consuming job; at worst, in bedding-packed cattle sheds, it was also a backbreaking job.John Deere introduced an unusual loader in 1939-40. It was mounted at the rear of the tractor and had a ...

Jim Gay | Dec 3, 2018

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