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Herd M96 Spreader CL Score (I hope!)

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I found this Herd M96 spreader on CL Saturday with a asking price of $100. After a few emails with the guy I found out it was locked up, and the tractor side of the PTO shaft was missing. He really knew nothing about it, just wanted it gone.

So, I offered him $75 and he took it. Needs some TLC to free it up, but all-in-all it's in OK shape. The PTO shaft will be the pricey thing to replace unless I can find a wrecked shaft and fix it up since I only the one side.

List price is $625, I have been quoted about $500 though...

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Thanks guys!I was using a push around broadcast spreader, mainly with fertilizer, lime, and regular grass seed. This will be a winter project getting it fixed up and iMatch compatible before spring.
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OK bringing this back from the dead :lol:

Today I did a bit more disassembly and made it QH compatible, the existing top link hole is WAAAY to high for any QH, even an adjustable one:



So, using this picture I got years ago from the internet or the TBN forum, I set out to make mine fit my iMatch QH. It's not fancy or elegant, the goal today was quick, easy and functional since this will see little use.

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I just used some 2-1/2" x 1/4 angle iron, drilled 3/4" holes for the top link pin, and welded to the round uprights. I first used a bolt to hold everything in alignment while I welded it up.

Random pics below, again this was quick, simple and functional.

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