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We had a NH 518 spreader that the axle rusted through and collapsed with a full load on it. The axle was thinner steel plate formed in a "U" shape. You are correct about it catching and holding liquids from manure. It rusted from the inside . We had a local welding shop build a new axle from a piece of 6 inch square 1/4" wall tubing, and reusing the stub axles and spindles. That axle will still be there when the rest of the thing is rusted to powder. The rear sides rusted through and the apron chain broke so we parked it and got a NH 155. The axle on it is still built from thinner plate steel but the axle is made as an upside down "U" so it does not catch and hold stuff, so it should not rust out like the other one . I sold the old spreader to a neighbor for the cost of the new chain I had ordered for it plus $100.00. His son rebuilt the spreader with new rear side pieces he had made, repaired the angle frame and floor cross members plus new wood in the floor. I have not seen it but they have used it 5 or 6 years now.

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