Students on the Lines & McD Grain Indicator Plate
We conclude our online presentation of Volume 41 Issue 2 with beautiful photos from Walt Bernard’s Workhorse Workshops and some hard-to-find info on the McCormick-Deering Plain Fluted Feed “R” Grain Drill Grain Indicator Plate.
McCormick-Deering Plain Fluted Feed “R” Grain Drill
Grain Indicator Plate
We have had readers call in the past and say they are missing the Indicator Plate (or that some part of it is broken). Hopefully this diagram and manual info helps to figure it all out. – LRM
Quantities specified on indicator plates are obtained with bottom of cups adjusted to top notch. (See Illustration No. 80 also.)
Be sure to set both indicator pointers exactly on the mark representing the desired quantity per acre.
When resetting indicator for any reason, best results are secured by moving pointer to the largest quantity shown, then close just to the desired quantity, as greater accuracy will be secured in this way than by moving pointer back and forth.
Grain feed cup bottom is adjustable to three positions, depending on which of the three notches is used for small latch as illustrated.
It is important that this adjustment be the same for all caps, and latch on bottoms be tapped firmly into notch.