/ New Idea fertilizer spreader #1
- Aug 12, 2005
- Guernsey Co. Ohio
- Ford 3000, JD 2550
I acquired an older New Idea fertilizer spreader, and have a question for anyone who might be familiar with it, or one like it. It looks just like this one. I forget the model number, but I'm guessing it's the 116. My question is the gear box and how to fill/change the fluid. There really isn't any obvious drain or fill plug. The closest thing I can find is over an inch from the bottom, and obviously that leaves a lot of fluid and all the "bad" stuff. I can tip and get most of it out, but how do I fill it? Do I just fill it to the level of that hole? The spreader is so large it's a bit difficult to maneuver around, but that's the only was I can figure out it's supposed to be done.