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Manure Spreader

Postby WaMoo » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:28 pm

I'm looking at buying a manure spreader, but don't know what kind it is other than it's an International (Has IHC in some castings). Since so many Farmall Cub aficionados are also IH experts in general, I thought I would pose the question here.

It's a horse drawn spreader (equipped currently with a tractor tongue), but I'm guessing it's a later one. It has a wood floor, but the sides are sheet metal. Even though it's rusty, it seems in good shape otherwise. All of the castings look good and everything is well lubricated, and it is actually still used occasionally for it's intended purpose.

My biggest area of concern is the chains. Currently, they're all there and not broke, but if I get this machine I'll want to use it, and if I ever were to break a chain, could it be repaired or replaced? Just looking for some thoughts.

Thanks!
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby ctltmp » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:24 pm

I'm not an expert by far, but it looks close to a regular pintle chain. Those can be ordered in different link sizes based on your need. I'm sure there are a lot of guys who know much more about them than I do though.
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:49 pm

Hard to tell from just those pictures, but it looks like a model 100H. Everything posted previously on this site concerning the model 100 chains applies to it. A search should find you a lot of discussion on this question.

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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:16 pm

Jim, It's a 200H. The 100H had a single front wheel. The bed chain is an "S" link that was only used by IH. I have a source here in Colorado, and there was recently another post with a source in the midwest or east. If you go to the manuals section and find either the 200 or 200H, the parts sections lists the size and number of links needed for the other chains. The bed apron links tend to wear on the bottom (flatten and thin) and that's where they break. The ones in your picture look like they are in good shape.

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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby WaMoo » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:16 pm

Thanks for the info. I measured the inside of the bed and its about 41" across, so it's in the ballpark of an IH 200. Did they do an IH 200 with 2 axles that are horse drawn? Also in my internet research, I've seen references to "S Chain" but haven't found any pictures for reference.

Here's a few more pictures too.
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby WaMoo » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:18 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:It's a 200H.


Ha! You posted while I was posting! Thanks! I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby Dusty B » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:45 pm

Needed links for an obsolete hay rake - found them at the Amish hardware store!! Dusty B
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:11 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Jim, It's a 200H. The 100H had a single front wheel. . . .

Right. I stared at the picture, trying to decide whether it looked long enough to be a 200H, totally forgetting about the single wheel.

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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby WaMoo » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:41 pm

Thanks for all the information everybody! I decided to pull the trigger and buy it! I did find a few places online that sell the "S" SDC, so that makes me feel better.
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby WaMoo » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:39 pm

One more question... For now...

I found the paint decision for the 200H from 1954. Pretty straight forward; body and frame red, wheels cream, hubs and apron blue.

So, I know what the apron chain is, but what actually constitutes the "apron"? Other then the hubs, what else would I paint blue?

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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:54 pm

I would think the apron is the bed chains and cross bars.

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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby DickB » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:39 am

What a great find! I've had years of experience with my rubber-tired 2-wheel 100H but this looks like a step up, or is that a sit down? I say that because there's the seat for the driver up front and that, along with the 4 steel wheels makes it one wonderful manure spreader. I suppose you'll use it with the Cub? Horses would be fantastic. (I'm biting my tongue on off color comments regarding seat location.)

When I bought my manure spreader, the seller suggested that I'd better oil up the wood floor boards (and, as someone rebuilt my sidewalls of wood, oil them too). Don't know the option to old motor oil, but perhaps someone here will offer some options. I've kept the spreader out in the weather for years and protected the wood as he suggested...no replacement of wood yet.

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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby DRaymond » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:54 am

I applied boiled linseed oil on my car hauler deck. This is the second year and I applied another coat. So far so good.
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby Eugene » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:05 pm

Linseed oil is a good choice. Having plenty of waste engine oil, use it on my tandem axle trailer deck. The tandem axle trailer sits outside, to wide to fit under cover.

2 wheeled trailer, stored inside. Sides and flooring replaced years ago. Applied nothing to the wood to preserve the wood.

Still thinking on the subject. Years ago picked up a 5 gallon pail of paint at auction for a dollar or so.
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Re: Manure Spreader

Postby WaMoo » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:37 pm

I got to really check out the wood, it's worn, but as long as there's no soft spots, I'll keep it and use linseed oil. I'm certified organic, so used motor oil or the like is a definite no-no. If I had to replace the wood, I'd probably replace it with a poly decking material. A lot of the new horse drawn spreaders coming out of the Amish shops are using the poly stuff.

It has the tractor tongue on it now, but it came with the horse tongue as well, so I can use it with tractors or with drafts.
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