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3-Pt. Cone Spreader Gets Wheels

Carl Baldwin uses his 3-pt. mounted, cone-type Baltic spreader frequently to spread fertilizer. To make the unit easier to handle, he added a pair of wheels to it.
  "Before I made the modification it was a pain to move the spreader after removing it from the tractor, and also to hook it back up to the tractor again," says Baldwin. "Now after I unhook the spreader, I can easily roll it out of the way into my shed and then get it out again to hook it back up to the tractor," he says.
  To make the axle, he used a length of angle iron with a 3/4-in. dia. rod welded to each end of it. He mounted a small metal "foot" behind the wheels to hold it level when parked.
  "The cone holds about 500 lbs. of commercial fertilizer. I also use the spreader to spread ground-up tobacco stalks on my pasture. The stalks are high in nitrogen and make great fertilizer. I use a pto-driven hammer mill to grind the stalks. I use the same tractor that drives the hammer mill to operate the spreader. The wheels let me roll the spreader under the mill's separator and fill it up. Then I can unhook the mill and quickly hook it up to the spreader," he notes.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Carl Baldwin, 677 Vaughan Rd., Clarksville, Tenn. 37043 (ph 931 358-3117).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #4