This is a story about the restoration of a 1923 McCormick-Deering wood-frame 22×38 threshing machine. But in actuality, this story is bigger than an old thresher, even if it is a rare piece. This is the story of an old thresher brought back to life by two people working side by side. It is the story of two men learning from each other. And in the end, it is a story of a friendship. As Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Close examination was the first step of the restoration. “You could still see original lettering,” Jim marvels. Then the two restorers took pictures from every angle as a reference. Part of the wood frame had broken off. “That was the first major thing we had to fix,” Tim says. All of the unit’s canvas had to be replaced, as were the tongue, belts, a missing feeder finger and clean-out cover. The auger trough, positioned close to the ground, was rusted beyond repair and was replaced, as was the auger bottom. And then there was the matter of cleanup.
“It was dirty, greasy, grimy and gross,” Tim recalls. “The thresher was in good shape, but it was still rusty. We washed it and then we used a steel brush on all the metal parts. We took all the pulleys off, brushed them and gave them a clear coat.” They were not satisfied with their efforts to clean galvanized parts. “We used 10 different cleaners,” Jim says, “but nothing really worked.” The work was often tedious. “We cleaned a lot. I actually got sick of it,” Tim admits. “I’d say, ‘I’m going to burn it up!’ I’d go home mad, but I always came back.” Then it was time to paint. By the gallon, by the can, the nearly century-old wood sucked up red paint like a sponge. “We found the original color underneath, on some real greasy parts,” Jim says. “We ended up using 100 cans of red spray paint. And we went through a lot of wire brushes.”
Features of Mccormick Deering Threshing Machine
This machine is a new type of special cleaning equipment for corn, wheat, rice, sorghum and so on.After the raw material enters
the hulling chamber through the propeller, under the action of pressure, it is extruded, rubbed and peeled through the rotating
cylinder and the sieve, and then the raw material is shelled, huller and polished.The final product achieves the desired
accuracy by separating the grain from the bran through the action of the wind.The machine can be used alone or in combination.It
is the ideal equipment for small and medium-sized grain processing plants.
1. Beautiful appearance design, compact structure and small floor space.
2. Unique rotating octagonal screen design, low crushing rate
3. Low energy consumption, stable performance and low noise
4. Adopt high strength negative pressure to clean the shell, and the polishing effect is good
5. High yield, low crushing rate, complete separation of bran and grain
The finished product is bright and smooth in color
Uses/benefits of Mccormick Deering Threshing Machine
1. Saving the labour and time through conveyor belt.
2. The elevator can transport corn kernels directly into the container,saving much time.
3.Breakage rate Below 1.5%.good performance of impurity separation,separate out the impurities thoroughly.
4. You can choose either a diesel engine or motor.
5.The maize thresher machine is equipped with wheels and brackets for easy fixing and movement.
6. The slanting designing of feeding entrance lower the feeding height ,convenient feeding,automatic feeding hopper can save energy to place the corn.
|Power||15HP diesel engine or 7.5 KW motor|
|Capacity||6t/h (Corn seeds )|
|Threshing rate||≥ 99.5%|
|Loss rate||≤ 2.0%|
|Breakage rate||≤ 1.5%|
|Impurity rate||≤ 1.0%|
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