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Re: McCormick model 21

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02-06-2018 08:35:31

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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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