I just grabbed these fertilizer buckets/hoppers on Craigslist tonight. They were about an hour from me, but when I saw what they were, I went for them. The guy's grandfather bought them on a corn planter new, they stopped using them in the late 1970s or early 1980s and were greased and oiled and put in the attic of a shed! They turn freely, one has a tiny pin hole in the hopper side at the bottom. The lids are straight and fit very tight! J bolts are there with wing nuts. There is still some blue paint on the bottoms of them!
I want to clean them up, I'm thinking they should be galvanized color on the hoppers themselves, so I'll strip them. The bottom should be blue judging from the paint on the bottom, but that doesn't seem right? The "holders" for them on the tractor are red. I see the splitter spout (tube mounts) on the tractor had a little blue on them here and there. Does that sound right?? What about the feed level?
I bought the new ones for the tractor for $160 each on ebay a few years ago and they work great, and will continue to. These two I just got are just for shows!
I gave $200 for them both... hope I did well??
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