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Re: McCormick model 21

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02-05-2018 09:06:29

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Sorry I'm not familiar with writing a post but it's a manure spreader. I can't seem to find any model 21s on line. I was interested in it's worth , bussel size , weight , how to know what speed at , what to look for on maintenance , etc.

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02-06-2018 08:35:31

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 Re: McCormick model 21 in reply to solo498, 02-05-2018 09:06:29  
It apears to be about what would be called a 95 bushel size acording to Deere. I think the New Idea that compairs would have been called a 90 bushel size. As for operation speed how fast do you walk? About the speed of a draft horse and that was the speed spreaders were designed for altho the will work god at 1.5 times the horse speed. Just don't go to 3 or more times horse speed. A lot of older tractors horse speed was equal to low gear but some tractors it was equal to second gear. But you do not have to use that low of a gear just keep throttle mostly closed as long as you have the power to pull it. And 2 draft horses will handle a spreader of that size.

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02-06-2018 10:17:54

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 Re: McCormick model 21 in reply to Leroy, 02-06-2018 08:35:31  
I'm coming from a mill creek 25. Old and way past updated. It was hard to get the correct rollers and some gears bearings. Or the people at mill creek were not as knowledgeable as they claimed. The mill creek rusted out to the point of not really being able to do much with for repair. Replacing was cheaper. This spreader belonged to a friend. Neither of us know / knew it's worth but she said it worked great n it was cheaper than fixing the old spreader. After getting it I started trying to research more on it. Since I can find no information online I started to worry that it might be the last of its kind and I was just using it for poop. LOL. I see so many places wanting them for restoration n collector pieces not to use. I'm not using a tractor to pull it ( nor a draft horse ). But using a Kubota 500 ( which is a side by side unit ). I was concerned about it being to heavy for the Kubota. Last night I had it around half way full and the Kubota seemed to have no problem pulling it. I do see your advice of low gear and thank you , I'll use low on it too. Any advice on maintaining it better ?? Thank you for any and all help ! :)

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02-05-2018 11:58:23

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 Re: McCormick model 21 in reply to solo498, 02-05-2018 09:06:29  
You were looking at it so you knew what you were thinking but out here we just are not mind readers. That is a common thing for posters to be doing forgeting others do not know what things are by model numbers. It is like somebody asking about there tractor that is a Model B, so is it a JD or AC or a IHC as all had model B tractors. The poster is looking at it so he does not think about others not seeing it so guessing and hitting things correctly is a gamble. I myself had no idea of anything carring that model number. Just remember the more information you gan give the better So is it a 2 wheel or 4 wheel unit, ground drive or PTO powered, all information that might help. Do not worry about making too long of a post you leave something out. Learned a lot on here in 19 years. Just takes time.

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02-05-2018 13:21:05

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 Re: McCormick model 21 in reply to Leroy, 02-05-2018 11:58:23  
Here is a picture of the manual I found on line. Does say original copy right date 2/28/1957. Says no restoration can be complete without this manual. third party image

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02-05-2018 13:15:50

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 Re: McCormick model 21 in reply to Leroy, 02-05-2018 11:58:23  
Thank you for your patience. Yes new to a discussion forum and very limited knowledge of tractors or implements. But yes it is an IH McCormick Model 21. There are owners manuals for such a creature on EBAY saying copyright 1955 or 1957 I can't remember which but if important I can google it again. The spreader is ground driver with two large wheels. It is a pin hitch but We do feel the hitch has been replaced everything else looks original.. I've searched the internet but can find no other information other than an users manual and a Pricture stating it was of an tractor loading an IH McCormick spreader model 21. It says the right side of the unit IH McCormick Model 21. That is all the information I had on this spreader ni
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02-09-2018 07:45:26

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 Re: McCormick model 21 in reply to solo498, 02-05-2018 13:15:50  
You say you feel the hitch has been replaced, that would explain why the levers were taken apart and not put together correctly. You will have to be able to take apart again and put the pieces back where they belong instead of on opposides.

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