Custom Fertilizer Spreader

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Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:20 am

I acquired this Garber Seeder in a package deal a few years ago and was going to restore it until I had the tub sandblasted and it looked like swiss cheese so I took it to the scrappers. The gearbox was the only thing worth saving so I put stainless shafts in it after cleaning it up and put it on a shelf. Then I acquired this Sitrex spreader from a friend and after close inspection and a torch and sweat quickly realized the gearbox wasn't worth saving. I cut it off and put it in the scrap pile. I was going to get rid of the tub as well and thought about the Garber gearbox so I have decided to marry them together and make a custom spreader. I only have these 2 photos of the Garber, you can search on here and find a couple pictures of complete units mounted on Cubs.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:22 am

I heated the bolts trying to get the gearbox off and it was a no go. That's when I decided to scrap it. The ejector disc isn't hitting on much either.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:24 am

I cut the gearbox brackets off and took the frame and had it burnt off then wire brushed it. It wasn't as bad as I thought.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 am

The Garber gearbox had a funky tapered end so I cut the end of the PTO shaft off the Sitrex gearbox and drilled and reamed it and tapped 2 set screws and put on the Garber gearbox. The PTO shaft was salvageable from the Sitrex.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:28 am

This is where I am now, I took a piece of DOM tubing and used it to center the gearbox on the hopper and now have to fabricate some brackets to hold the gearbox in place and make a larger ejector disc. I may put a fast hitch prong on it, not sure, still thinking about it. If I do it would be nice to use on the 140 so it may happen.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Gearbox mounts done.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:13 pm

Very well designed! Can't wait to see it finished.
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Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:35 am

Got the ejector disc milled out. This ones only 18” so I was able to do it without moving it.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Stanton » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:41 am

Very nice work! Going with red paint to finish it off, or another color?
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Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:54 am

Yes sir, red it is.
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Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:35 pm

:hattip: another project almost masterfully finished.
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1993 Ford 4630 W/Loader
1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:24 am

I test fit the ejector disc and done a little more welding on the frame then took it apart to paint it. Got the frame primed and the tub sanded and primed in a few spots. Red will be on soon and I will start working on all the small parts. I decided against a fast hitch on it for now, I can always add it later.
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1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
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Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:36 pm

Got the frame and tub painted.
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1949 John Deere A
1972 Schramm Pneumatractor
1993 Ford 4630 W/Loader
1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:13 pm

Been making small stuff out of stainless.
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1949 John Deere A
1972 Schramm Pneumatractor
1993 Ford 4630 W/Loader
1965 John Deere 110
1961 Cub Cadet Original
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Oak Ridge, N.C.

Re: Custom Fertilizer Spreader

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:56 am

Got the slingers on the ejector disc. Milled one side off of some square tubing.
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