International Manure Spreaders (No. 1 and No. 2)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING UP
Illustration No. 1
Remove all wire and arrange parts conveniently.
Oil all bearings and moving parts as you proceed, and see that they work freely.
Bolts must be used in holes in which they are found, or parts to which they are attached, unless otherwise shown.
Parts must be placed on the machine in the order numbered.
Remove all parts wired to frame.
- Bolt lower apron slides to apron supports.
- Remove parts from main axle as shown.
Illustration No. 3
- Put axle in place under frame and bolt brackets to frame angles with machine bolts and lock washers.
- Remove yoke from axle and bolt sprocket to hub casting with carriage bolts and lock washers.
- Replace yoke and bolt chain raising and lowering device to inside and outside yokes. See that flat strap rests on top of stop on frame. (See illustration No. 3A.)
- Put washer on each side of axle – large washer on R.H. side.
Illustration No. 4
- Put on rear wheels (long end of hub inside – see illustration No. 4A) and replace pins in axle on right side, leaving left wheel loose until rocker arm and shields have been attached.
- Put hub clutch ratchet and flange back on axle on right side and secure with pins and cotters. (See illustration No. 4A.) Attach grease cups found in tool box.
- Remove all parts wired to front frame and pole connection.
- Remove 4 bolts from extension and attach to brackets on frame. See that lock washers are on the 4 bolts.
- Remove pins and cotters from bolster socket, also bolt through pivot for guiding bar.
- Put on front bolster and axles and put back pin and bolt.
- Put on front wheels (grease cups on inside).
Illustration No. 5
- Remove bolts from tight bottom and put on frame, bolt to cross sills, front end cleat flush with bottom.
- Remove bolts form sideboards and fasten to frame.
- Attach rear arch to supports. (Leave bolts on right hand side loose.)
Illustration No. 6
- Put on front apron shaft, sliding boxes on brackets.
- Attach rear apron shaft to frame with bolts found in shaft bearing brackets.
- Put in apron from rear of machine (flat side of “T” angle bar towards the rear); connect with pins and cotters, underneath machine.
Cylinder bars are numbered on the inside 1-7-8 on the No. 1 machine and 5-7-8 on the No. 2 machine.
If cylinder bars are removed for any reason, care should be taken to replace them as they were, with bevel side of teeth on top of cylinder toward front of machine and in the following order:
On No. 1 Machine, lower cylinder, 1-7-8-1-7-8.
On No. 1 Machine, upper cylinder, 1-7-8.
On No. 2 Machine, lower cylinder, 5-7-8-5-7-8.
On No. 2 Machine, upper cylinder, 5-7-8.
Illustration No. 7
- Attach upper cylinder with sprocket on right side of machine, and grease cup hole in boxes on top. Attach grease cups found in tool box.
- Attach lower cylinder with wide spread drive sprocket on right side of machine and grease cup holes in boxes to the rear. Attach grease cups found in tool box.
- Attach wide spread spiral with sprocket on right side of machine, replace bolts and washers as found.
Illustration No. 8
- Put on spiral drive chain.
- Attach chain tightener to rear arch support with bolts and lock washers found in bracket.
- Put on drive chain (put chain around sprocket on cylinder, over top of drive sprocket, around front sprocket and connect). Stand in rear of wheel and pull slack out of chain, then pass under chain tightener sprocket and over sprocket in upper cylinder.
- Attach spiral chain tightener.
Illustration No. 9
- Attach chain raiser guide to sideboard; at same time attach shield.
- Attach shield extension to arch support and sideboard.
- Attach spiral chain shield to support.
- Hook rod in connection and under loop on side.
Illustration No. 10 & 10A
- Assemble feed bar, rocker arm and connections. (See illustration No. 10A.)
- Remove 2 lower bolts in rocker arm connection and loosen upper bolt, remove cotter and washer from rocker arm stud and put on rocker arm and parts, put back bolts and cotters.
- Put feed bar inside of clip on side.
- Remove cotters from rods and put rods in rocker arm, replacing cotters.
- Bolt rocker arm guide to sideboard with bolts found in side.
Put hard grease cups (found in tool box) in rocker arm and eccentric bearing. (See illustration No. 12.)
Illustration No. 11
- Put on ratchet wheel shield extension; bolt to cylinder support.
- Put on rocker arm shield and ratchet wheel shield and fasten to arch extension and rocker arm guide.
- Put hub clutch ratchet and flange back on left hand end of axle and secure with pins and cotters.
Illustration No. 13
- Put front end board in place and secure with rods.
- Hook tool box over lower end gate rod.
- Attach foot board to angles.
- Attach seat to support.
- Put on feed lever and attach bar to lever. (Leave nut between lever and frame corner iron.)
- Remove handle and cotters from gear lever, and remove clip from foot board support, insert level through hole in frame extension, and replace handle, cotters and clip.
- Put on tongue and hitch.
Illustration No. 14
Friction Band Brake – (Special)
- Bolt brake bar bracket to side.
- Slip brake bar through bracket and bolt to right side of frame.
- Remove wheel and attach friction wheel and band using large washer, in place of smaller one on axle.
- Attach brake foot crank to front end, fasten to foot board support with clip.
- Attach connecting rod to foot crank and friction band crank with pins and cotters.
2- AND 3-HORSE HITCHES
Illustration No. 15
Illustration No. 16
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATING
How to Load – In order to get the best results both as to spreading manure evenly on the ground and to avoid heavy draft, the machine should be loaded at the forward end of the box first, and continue loading toward the rear until the cylinder is reached, being careful not to force the manure against the cylinder. This will allow the cylinder to start easily and the machine will draw much easier when loaded in this manner, the manure being more easily separated.
Good care of a machine will save a good deal of expense and time. The manure spreader, above all other machines used on the farm, is subject to the worst conditions. Spreaders are often left in the field or yard, exposed to all conditions of weather, without attempting to clean them off or oil them properly. A machine should be stored in the shed or barn, and before storing away should be well cleaned and oiled. A little kerosene oil is very good to use occasionally on the apron links and the main bearings of the machine, afterwards using a little heavy oil, as the lye and acids which come from the manure are very severe on the metal parts, causing them to rust the steel and rot the wood parts. Always use lots of oil. It will increase the life of your machine. Before attempting to use the machine, after it has been standing for some time, you should oil all the parts well, such as the main axle bearings, cylinder bearings and apron drive shaft, and also see that all joints on the chain are well oiled. It will make the apron run easier and prevent the links from rusting. Fill all oil cups, and put a little grease on axle before putting on the wheels. See that all parts are well oiled and work freely.