Our beloved 60+ year old John Deere, Model H, Series 47 ground-driven manure spreader, this morning, suffered a work-stopping injury.
See that bar hanging kind of cattywampus off the back end just below the hay and manure bits? The one with the "H" chain hanging off the right end?
That’s the rod that turns the cogs that rotate the chains that pull the bars that drag the poop to the back of the spreader. This morning, the bracket that supports the rod that turns the cogs that rotate the chains that pull the bars that drag the poop to the back of the spreader broke! As in there is a piece of 60 year old iron laying somewhere in the foot-tall grass in the field on which we spread the manure, I’m sure never to be seen again until a most inopportune moment arises.
Big Sam, as the JD MS is called, is an indispensable part of TREES’ horse care team.
If anyone reading is, or knows of a vintage farm machinery doc, please give us a yell. Big Sam needs you! (OK, the farm poop scoopers and stall muckers need you, but Sam seems like a part of the family too, at times. ) 540-972-0936 or firstname.lastname@example.org