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    Default My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    I posted earlier about possibly restoring a Deere 8' Model LF Distributor, found on Craigslist. It was in typical condition, really dirty, moderate rust and a few worn out parts. I found an original parts list, some new parts, and some used. Disassembled it, sandblasted, and new paint and tires. I am now an expert on these spreaders!! Can't wait to use it soon.
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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Looks better than new.

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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Yeah, it's about as old as me. I wish I could be restored as well!

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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Awesome job on the resto!!! It looks to good to even get the wheels dirty now lol!!!
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    MINT !!!

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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Looks too nice for fertilizer!
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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Even has the four leg Deere Decal - Sweet!

    Probably sounds dumb since putting the decal on was probably the easiest thing you did but, sure makes its look new.
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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by Interlaux View Post
    Even has the four leg Deere Decal - Sweet!

    Probably sounds dumb since putting the decal on was probably the easiest thing you did but, sure makes its look new.
    I could not resist. I tried to find a larger "John Deere" decal like I see on the old original ones, but it was backordered. I made myself wait until I had completely finished it before I "crowned" it with new decals as a finishing touch. I spent way too much money and time on this, but its fun to take something old and make it look and function as it was originally intended. I get carried away sometimes, but that is the perfectionist in me.

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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    would you know where to find a set hubs for one? I bought lf-12 but it's missing the lock in parts for the auger on both sides. sure wish mine look that nice.

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    Default Re: My John Deere Fertilizer Distributor restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by HCJtractor View Post
    I posted earlier about possibly restoring a Deere 8' Model LF Distributor, found on Craigslist. It was in typical condition, really dirty, moderate rust and a few worn out parts. I found an original parts list, some new parts, and some used. Disassembled it, sandblasted, and new paint and tires. I am now an expert on these spreaders!! Can't wait to use it soon.

    I have owned several of these and they are handy to have around. You have done a superb job on this one. We scatter fertilizer, sow seed, spread lime and spread dried chicken litter with those here in KY. Ken Sweet
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