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Industrial Progress 



PROGRESS means to make improvement — ^to advance. For a 
farmer, it means the use of any machine which will increase crops 
with the least work. When you progress you are striving for 
easier methods of doing things, better ways of living, and the attain- 
ment of all improvements which will help you to live comfortably so 
that you can enjoy your work, a,nd at the same time relish the free, 
fresh air and sunshine. 

Are you doing it ? Do you progress ? The greatest advance ever 
made in any country cannot compare wiih the wonderful magic-like 
improvement of agriculture since the invention of the self-binder. With 
it there came a mighty forward movement in farming methods — a change 
from old ways to new, so that today, farmers are the most talked of and the 
most prosperous men in the world. j 

Farmers are making money and those who make the most are men who "^ 
follow new methods, men who progress, men who use modern labor-saving 
farm machines — up-to-date binders, hay rakes, mowers, hay tedders, reapers, 
harrows, cultivators, etc. 

Are you up-to-date ? Are you using modern farm machines ? Look at 
your equipment. Aren't some of your machines pretty well worn? Shouldn't 
you replace them? Don't follow old methods. Waste products of yesterday 
are profits today and you cannot afford to miss your money-making chances. You 
wouldn't like to go back to the days when there were no harvesting machines 
because you appreciate what improved farm machines mean to you. 

There is no line of farm machines superior to the McCormick. These machines 
are used in every civilized country of the world and are recommended by the men 
who own them. The machines could have no better recommendation than this. 
It is to your interest to own McCormick machines, which are described in detail 
on the following pages. 




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McCormick Binder 

'Tp'HE McCormick binder is the outgrowth of the first reaper which was invented in 1 83 i , 

and has always been the standard of construction. The reason for this is that the machine 
has progressed with the times — it has been improved each year so that it is now a model of 
perfection. The McCormick binder naturally has an excellent reputation because it has done 
splendid work for so many years in all countries of the world. Thousands of these machines are 
in use and each farmer who owns one appreciates the features which make it efificient. 

When grain is down and tangled, the McCormick binder will cut it successfully because the reel 
and the platform can be adjusted readily to meet the conditions. All bearings are accessible for 
oiling. The machine is easy to operate and light in draft, because it is equipped with ball and 
roller bearings which minrmize friction. The McCormick binder is noted for its durability, which 
is a result of strong construction and the use of proper material. 

McCormick Left-Hand Binder— 5, 6, and 7-foot cut 

McCormick Binder 

''npHE main frame is made entirely of angle steel and tubular cross-sills. Square tub- 

-^ ing is used because it has the greatest torsional strength of any form of steel. The chains 
are exceptionally strong and durable — to be sure that they contain no defective links, each one is 
tested under severe pressure before it leaves the factory. 

The main and grain wheels are strong, yet light. They are made of steel. The steel tube yoke 
adds strength to the frame. It extends from the front to the rear of the binder and back again, 
so that it serves as a support and double brace for the elevators. 

Self-aHgning bearings prevent binding on the shafts. The reel has a wide range of adjustment. 
It can be Hfted high for cutting tall grain or set very low in case the grain is down and tangled. 
The dividers can be folded, which is a convenience when it is desired to store or transport the binder. 
The platform canvas tightener increases the durability of the canvas. Operating levers are con- 
veniently arranged. The tilting and reel adjusting levers are in front and the lever to change the 
butter is right under the hand, an adjustment entirely lacking on some machines. The binder 
shifter lever is right at the side of the seat. The binder can be raised and lowered easily by means 
of the devices provided for that purpose on the main and grain wheels. 

McCormick Right-Hand Binder— 5, 6, and 7-foot cut 


McCormick Wide Cut Binder 

THIS machine has been designed for use on large farms where a large area of grain 
is grown. It is larger than the ordinary binder and cuts an 8-foot swath. The machine 
is regularly equipped with a tongue truck, as shown in the illustration. This tongue truck 

makes it possible for the team to pull 
the binder more easily and the m.achine 
is given a steadier and smoother motion, 
thus the strain on both the binder and 
the team is reduced. The advantage of 
the tongue truck is that it prevents neck 
weight, side draft, and tongue lashing. 
"When the machine is equipped with a 
tongue truck, comers can be turned 
easily and quickly. The tongue truck 
Tongue Truck (,an be supplied with the smaller machine 

at a slight additional cost. 
Another advantage of the wide cut binder is that the outer end of the reel is held up by an im- 
proved reel support. This support holds the reel firmly in place and prevents the reel slats from 
whipping down and catching on the guards when either the main or grain wheels drop into a dead 

furrow or other depressions. The outer reel 
support on this machine permits the reel 
to be operated as easily as on the smaller 

The McCormick 8-foot 
binder can be mounted on 
the transport truck the same 
as the regular binder 

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THE main and grain wheels are made of steel. 
The edges of the rim on the main wheel are 
made extra thick, which gives the wheel 
sufficient strength to resist torsional strains. 
Hairpin spokes are used in the construction 
of the main wheel to reduce the weight ■ 
of the wheel and at the same time 
obtain the greatest possible strength. 
Heavy lugs are fastened to the wide tire 
of the main wheel in order 
to provide the greatest pos- 
sible tractive power. The 
main and grain wheels are 
both equipped with roller 

Note the Substantial Construction 

Main Frame 

The McCormick harvester* main frame is made entirely of angle steel and tubular cross-sills. 
This material has the greatest torsional strength of any form of steel. The size of the angles and 
tubes is proportioned so that the greatest strength is combined with the least weight. On account 
of the proper construction of the main frame, the McCormick binder is durable and has weight 
enough to make it wear well, yet at the same time it is light enough to run easily. The cross-sills 
fit accurately into the steel angles of tne main frame and are bolted together securely, so that a 
solid foundation is formed for the brackets which support the main wheel. This construction 

not only insures 
rigidity but also 
a solid and broad 
surface for at- 
taching the differ- 
ent parts without 
the use of extra 
castings. The 
scpare steel tub- 
ing used in the 
construction of 
the McCormick 
frame has been 
severely tested to 
prove that it will 
not twist, bend, 
or spring. This 
means that the 
bearings will al- 

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Adjustment of the Countershaft 


THE bevel gears on the end of the countershaft can be kept in perfect mesh by means 
of the adjustment which is provided at the end of the countershaft. The illustration 
shows how the adjustment is made. By adjusting the threaded portion of the outer end 
of the shaft the gears can be kept in proper mesh at all times. 


Adjusting the Countershaft 

Users of grain binders know that the 
draft of the machine is largely deter- 
mined by the construction of the gears 
McCormick gears are designed to reduce 
friction and are strong and durable. 

The crank shaft turns in extremely long 
bearings which insures accuracy of align- 
ment and light running qualities. The 
counter and crank shaft bearing is so con- 
structed that it forms a shield over the wheel 
and is connected to the frame in such a way 
that the bevel gears cannot be sprung apart. 

Transmission of Power 

Power for the entire machine is transmitted from the main wheel by means of a strong drive 
chain to the countershaft at the rear of the machine. The countershaft drives the bevel gears 
which transmit the power to drive the knife, reel, elevators and the binding attachment. Power 
is transmitted in such a way that motive force is evenly distributed and the strain on the various 
parts of the frame equalized. The knife is driven with a long steel pitman placed in such a posi- 
tion that it drives the knife with 
a direct stroke. 


The chains which drive the 
various parts of the McCormick 
binder - are made of malleable 
iron. The links of the main 
chain are fastened with steel 
pins. This makes the main 
chain exceptionally strong and 
durable. Malleable iron is used 
because it does not wear the 
sprockets as much as if steel 
chains were used. The main 
drive chain is kept in perfect 
tension by means of an auto- 
matic chain tightener. 

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THE reason the McCormick binder is light in draft is because it is equipped with ball 
and roller bearings. One of the roller bearings is shown in the illustration. Roller bear- 
ings are made of special steel properly tempered and hardened. They run in self-aligning 
removable bushings so that there is no possibility of any 
bindinsr or twisting on the shafts. 


The platform frame is made of angle steel, remforced by 
heavy cross-sills to which the one-piece steel bottom is riveted. 
There are no joints, consequently the platform will not warp 
or twist. The bottom is fastened to the sill in such a way 
that the sill receives the wear instead of the sheet steel bottom. 


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Roller Bearing 


The McCormick elevators will handle grain of anv length in almost any condition without clog- 
ging. They are so constructed that thev have the large capacity required for the successful eleva- 
tion of grain from the platform to the binder deck. The frame of the elevator is very strong and 
the elevators are wide to permit the passage of the longest grain. They are open at the 
rear so that the heads of the grain will not be shattered. A deck roller has been added to insure 
perfect deUvery of short grain and prevent it from being carried between the elevator and binder 

deck by the canvas. The bearings of the lower 
elevator rollers turn in removable hard-wood 
bushings. The elevators are provided with simple 
and effective canvas tightening devices which are 
easily operated. 

Roller Twine Tension 

The twine tension on the McCormick binder 
consists of two corrugated 
rollers held together by a 
spring which allows the 
twine to pass freely with- 
out tangling or kinking. 
With this tension 
there is no necessity 
for re-threading the 
needle when a ball of 
twine has been used, 
because after tyin g the 
ends of the twine to- 
gether the knot passes 
through the tension. 

Substantial Platform and Elevator 



THE McComiick knotter is so simple in construction and 
so easily kept in adjustment that it seldom gets out of order. 
Each knotter is thoroughly tested before it is shipped, which, in 
a large measure, accounts for the excellent work of the McCormick 
binder in the field. 


The McComiick reel is fastened to the front of the elevator 
frame and to the tubular, steel braced frame which supports 
the seat and braces the elevator. This construction insures 
a rigid reel base. The bearing on the McCormick reel shaft 
is extremely long. This feature insures durability and prac- 
tically eliminates sag. The reel is driven by chains. The 
action of the reel is controlled by two levers and the range 
of adjustment is sufficient so that good work can be done 
in long or short grain. 

A Practical Knotter 


The illustration shows how 
conveniently the operating levers 
of the McCormick binder are 
arranged. The ease with which 
the McCormick levers can be 
operated enables the driver to 
handle the machine in the har- 
vest field easily, no matter 
whether the grain is tall or 
short, thick or thin, straight or 
tangled. The tilting and reel 
adjusting levers are in front of 
the driver, and the lever to 
change the butter is right under 
the driver's hand — an adjust- 
ment entirely lacking on some 
machines. The binder shifter 
lever is also easily reached be- 
cause it is right beside the seat. 
By means of the binder shifter 
lever the binding attachment 
can be shifted easily and quickly 
for different conditions of grain, 
so that the band will always be 
placed around the middle of the 

Convenient Levers 

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Binding Attachment 

HE McCormick binding attachment has few 
parts. It will handle grain of any length and the 

will always be tied arownd the center by the ac- 
curate knotter. The McCormick knot- 
ter is very simple, as it has only two 
moving parts — the bill hook and twine 
disk. These two parts work in a sub- 
stantial and accurately constructed 
frame. When the knot is tied the 
twine is fed to the bill hook by 
the twine holder which revolves 
toward and in the direction 
in which the bill hook moves. 
This does away with strain- 
ing and pulling of twine 
and makes a perfect knot 
Attachment and Bundle Carrier certain. 

Cutting Mechanism 

The knife of the McCormick binder runs smoothly and is driven by a direct stroke of the 
pitman. The guards are fitted with removable steel ledger plates which materially increase the 
durability of the cutting mechanism. The guards are held in perfect alignment by a strong cutter 
bar which is fastened to the rigid platform. The knives are tempered in oil which makes them 
exceedingly tough. 

Transport Truck 

All that is necessary to mount the McCormick binder on the transport truck is to raise the ma- 
chine, put on the truck wheels, 
and change the position of the 
tongue. The whole operation 
requires only a few minutes. 
The illustration on page 5 
shows how the transport 
wheels are placed in position. 
When the McCormick binder 
is mounted for transport the 
inside and outside divi- 
ders fold out of the way 
so that the machine can 
easily be transporte 
across narrow bridges, 
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lanes and 

McCormick Header 


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HE McCormick header is designed for use in large wheat fields where the grain is all 
lowed to get ripe before it is handled and where it is desired to deliver the grain directly 
to the wagon without tying it into bundles. The McCormick header can be depended upon 

,,_v. as it is extremely durable 

and strong. 

One reason why the McCor- 
mick header is so strong and 
durable is because the main 
frame is constructed of tubular 
steel so that the machine will 
stand all the strains to which 
it is subjected. The main 
frame is strengthened by braces 
and reinforced at all points 
where strains occur. The cut- 
ting and reeling mechanism 
are very much like those on 
the regular binder but arranged in a different manner. The horses are hitched behind and the 
machine is guided from the rear by means of a rudder wheel. 

Power to drive all the mechanism is transmitted to the countershaft at the rear of the machine 
from the main drive wheel by means of an e.xceedingly strong chain. From the countershaft, 
power is transmitted by means of a beveled gear and tumbling shaft to operate all the working 
parts. The knife is driven directly from the main tumbling shaft by means of a pitman and a 
pitman crank. The elevator and platform canvases are driven from the main tumbling shaft by 
means of sprockets and chains. The reel is also driven by means of sprockets and chains. An 
advantage in the McCormick header is the slow and fast speed arrangement for the reel. This 
is shown in the illustration above. The fast speed can be used in case grain is short and a slow 
sneed where grain is longer. 

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An Easy Running Machine 

THE reason the McCormick header runs so easily is because it is equipped lib- 
erally with roller bearings. The illustration on this page shows where the roller bearings 
are placed. By means of these roller bearings friction is reduced. Roller bearings are 
placed on all moving parts where it is practicable to use them. Other principal moving parts 
are equipped with self-aligning bearings. The use of these bearings not only reduces the draft 
of the machine, but increases its durability. 


Plan View of the McCormick Header, showing Position of the Roller Bearings 

The reel w orks close to the guards so that all grain is forced upon the platform canvas. Three sets 
of arms are provided for the reel so that the slats are supported at each end and in the center. 
The center support provides a reinforcement which prevents breakage. In order to make the 
reel rigid, each reel ann is connected to the one next to it by means of a brace. The machire 
can be thrown in and out of gear by a convenient foot lever. The oil holes are convenient ar.d 
practically dust-proof. 

The McCormick header is made in three sizes and will cut swaths lo, 12, and 14 feet wide. 


McCormick Header Binder 


THE McCormick header binder is really two machines in one because the binding at- 
tachment can be removed and the machine used as a straight header by substituting a header 

elevator. This is a decided advantage because it enables 
the user to either cut the heads from the grain and 
deliver it to the wagon or leave it in a swath upon the 
ground. By using a bunching attachment on this ma- 
chine grain can be left in gavels instead of a swath. When 
grain is deposited in gavels it can be collected more rapidly 
than when left in a swath. 

One reason why the McCormick header binder gives 
such good service is because the main frame is very strong 
and durable. This frame is made of large steel tubes 
substantially braced and very strong so that the frame 
will not bend out cf shape. The platform frame is made 
of angle steel which is also securely braced. 

Power to drive all the mechanism is transmitted from the 
main drive wheel by means of a strong drive chain to the 
main countershaft which in turn transmits the power to 
all working parts by means of beveled gears and tumbhng 
shafts. The knife is driven from the main shaft by means 
of a pitman and pitman crank. A strong steel pitman 
shield protects the pitman crank. Power to operate the 
binding attachment is furnished from the main counter- 
shaft by means of a chain and two sprockets. 

The reel is equipped with two speed sprockets which 
permits a change of speed in case the binding attach- 
ment is removed and the binder used as a header. 

Main Wheel 

McCormick Header Binder 10 and 12-foot cut 

Header Binder 

'T^HE McComiick header binder is equipped with a convenient device which gives the 

-*- reel an extreme range of adjustment. Tliis device consists of hand cranks at the ends 
the rods which hold the reel supports rigidly 
in position. This reel adjustment is of great 
value because it permits the operator to 
make adjustments so that he can operate the 
reel extremely close to the guards or away 
from them, as desired. The operation of 
the reel is controlled by means of two con- 
venient levers which enable the operator to 
adjust the reel instantly to meet varied con- 
ditions and lengths of grain. 

The raising and lowering devices enable the 
operator to raise and lower the platform and 
are especially valuable in keeping the plat- 
form level. By keeping the platfonn level 
at all times, cramping and warping of the 
different parts is prevented. 

Heavy Compensating Springs, which enable 
operator to tilt the platform easily 


Binding Attachment 

The McCormick binding attachment 
has been improved by adding a new 
knotter, which is very simple. If de- 
sired, the binding attachment can be 
removed and a header elevator used in its 
place. In this way the header binder is 
readily converted into a header and the 
owner of the machine is not required 
to buy a header. This feature is very 
valuable because it often happens that 
it is more practical to use the machine 
as a header than a header binder. 

When the machine is shipped as a 
header, the levers and rods necessary to 
operate the reel and binding attachment 
are not included ; but all such rods, 

levers, and bell cranks are included with the binding attachment when the machine is shipped as a 

header binder. 


Header Binder Heading Attachment 

McCormick Daisy Reaper 



THE McCormick Daisy reaper is designed to meet the reciuirements of those who prefer • i 

to harvest small grain with a reaper, leaving the gavels on the ground until the grain is 
thorou;'hly cured and dried. The machine is adapted not only for cutting wheat and oats 
but also flax, clover, buckwheat, rye, and barley. The main and grain wheels are fitted with 
roller bearings, consequently the machine is light in draft — it can be drawn by two horses. 

The McCormick Daisy reaper is driven by bevel gears and pinions. This method of trans- 
mitting power eliminates lost motion and reduces the draft. The gears of the Daisy reaper are 
heavy and will give long and continuous service. The rake arms can be regulated to deliver gavels 
of any size. By means of the control lever and an automatic trip, the rakes may be adjusted to 
sweep the platform as desired. When the lever is placed in the notch at Figure i, every rake will 
sweep the platform; if placed in the notch at Figure 2, every second rake will sweep the platform; 

if placed in the notch at Figure 3 , every 
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fourth rake; notch No. 5, every fifth 
rake; notch No. 6, every sixth rake. 

If set at zero, none of the rakes will 
sweep the platfonn until a pressure of 
the foot throws the switch. 

Special features of the McCormick 
Daisy reaper are the truss platform, 
high rake head, and double lock plat- 
form joint. 

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McCormick New 4 Mower 

THE number of McConnick New 4 mowers in use is greater than that of any other 
similar machine. The reason for its popularity is that it is equipped with reliable features 
which are approved by the world's grass growers. This mower has a symmetrical and sub- 
stantial main frame, simple and powerful gears, direct stroke pitman, long steel wearing plates 
for the knife, and frictionless bushings. The machine is light in draft and also very durable, be- 
cause it is correctly designed and substantially constructed. The inner shoe hinge has an extra 
long horizontal bearing which strengthens the shoe and permits the cutter bar to be tilted up or 
down when it is desired to cut a high or low stubble. The cutter bar is connected with the ma- 
chine by means of a double hinge attached to the inner shoe. The inner shoe is placed outside of 
the drive wheel, consequently a full swath can be cut without making it necessary for one of the 
horses to walk in the uncut grass. 

Roller Bearings 

Wherever practical, roller bearings are used on the New 4 mower. The roller bearings on the 
New 4 mower are not ordinary. They are made of the hardest steel obtainable, in fact the steel 
used in their construction is so hard that it is almost impossible to make an impression on it with 
a file. For this reason the roller bearings used on the New 4 mower are extremely durable and 
not only materially reduce the draft of the machine but increase durability. 

McConnick New 4 Mower — 4J and 5-foot cut 


McCormick New Big 4 Mower 

THE New Big 4 mower is the largest grass cutter in the McCormick line. It is fur- 
nished with a 6-ft. cutter bar and designed for those who have large meadows. The 
frame on this machine is heavier and the wheels are farther apart than those on the regular 
size mower. The fram.e is cast in one piece and forms a substantial foundation to carry the weight 
of the machine. All the holes in the frame are drilled at the sam.e time to insure absolute accuracy 
in the fitting of the crank shaft and countershaft which are always held in perfect alignment. They 
cannot bind and unnecessary wear is eliminated. There is little friction. The machine is light 
in draft because every bearing is fitted with a roller bearing or a removable bushing. The cutter 
bar is made of steel, reinforced with a taper rib which extends the entire length of the bar. This 
rib strengthens the bar and makes it rigid enough to insure a sm.ooth running knife. The knife 
has a clean shear cut because it is held firmly to its work by long steel wearing plates, and the 
sections are held close to the guards. 

Roller Bearings 

Roller bearings are used on slowrnoving parts to reduce the draft of the machine. These bearings 
are held in cages, consequently, if it becomes necessary to remove them, they do not fall apart. 
The illustration at the top of page 17 shows one set of bearings entirely removed from the axle. 
This construction is an advantage and is of great value if it becomes necessary to repair any of the 
internal working parts. 


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Main Frame 

Substantial Main Frame 

A SUCCESSFUL mower must have a strong m.ain frame. The ilhistration above shows 
the construction of the main frame and a good idea can be obtained of its strength. The 
frame is cast in one piece and both the counter and crank shaft are held rigidly in place. 
The main axle is equipped with roller bearings which insure light draft. The crank shaft turns 
in removable steel babbitt lined boxes which is the most satisfactory style of bushing for such a 


Note the Position of the Strong Gears 

The large double gears of the ]^cCormick mowers are noteworthy features. The bevel gear and 
spur pinion are mounted on the countershaft which runs in removable bushings. Consequently, 
the gears run smoothly and without noise. The illustration above shows that the gears are so 
placed that the resistance of the cutter bar is neutralized, consequently the machine is evenly 


McCormick Vertical Lift Mower 

''TpHE McCormick vertical lift mower has been designed for cutting on rough and 

-^ stumpy ground, where a plain lift mower could not be used to good advantage. This 
mower is a practical machine for all kinds of grass cutting. The cutter bar can be raised 
to a vertical position and lowered without stopping the team. "When the bar is raised, the machine 
is thrown in and out of gear automatically. This feature permits the driver to cut close to a tree, 
stump, or rock, and save all the hay without loss of time or inconvenience. 

The McCormick vertical lift mower will cut grass successfully in any place where the machine 
can be drawn by horses, and it will do good work under conditions where an ordinary machine 
could not be used. 

As an all-purpose machine, the McCormick vertical lift mower is unsurpassed — it will do ex- 
cellent work in uneven fields where there are stumps and stones, as well as in level fields. 

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McCormick Little Vertical Mower 

THE McCormick Little Vertical mower has been designed to meet the demand for a 
mower of small capacity that can be pulled by one horse. It is adapted for mowing 
lawns, parks, orchards, and cemeteries, because it can be operated in places where a large 
2-horse machine could not go. 

The main frame is constructed so that the parts are rigid, consequently they are kept in perfect 
alignment. All the holes on the main frame are bored by special machines, thus insuring an accurate 
ahgnment of the shaft and smooth-working gears The machine is equipped with roller bearings 
on the main axle, the countershaft, and on the upper end of the flywheel shaft. These bearings 
cause all parts of the machine to run smoothly. 

A special feature is the way the singletree is connected to the machine. It is connected to a 
draft rod in such a way as to give an even distribution of the power between the machine and 
the shoe hinge. The thills can be shifted to either side of the machine, as conditions may require. 
Choking in heavy grass is prevented by three pawls in the drive wheel which cause the knife to 
move almost instantly. The oil holes are in sight and are covered so as to be dust-proof. The 

pitman and cutting apparatus are of the same sub- 
stantial construction as the McCormick 2-horse mower 
and great care is taken that all parts of this machine are 
of the same thorough construction as the larger mower. 


McCormick Little Vertical Mower— 3' 2 and 4-foot cut 

McCormick Reaping Attachment 

THIS attachment consists of a slatted platform, inside and outside dividers, a seat, and 
rake. The gavels of grain are formed on the platform which is held at an oblique angle by the 
operator. The rake is a great help in" forming and 
dropping the gavels of grain. When enough grain is 
accumulated, the platform is dropped in a horizontal 
position and the gavel delivered to the ground. For 
farmers who do not require a binder or reaper 
to harvest small grain, the McCormick reaping 
attachment will be found to meet every 
requirement. This attachment can easily 
be connected to the mower and any 
farmer with the aid of a helper can 
harvest several acres 
of grain in a day. 
This attachment has 
given general sat- 
isfaction wherever 
used. It can be 
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McCormick Hay Tedder 

TEDDED hay cures in a very short time and for this reason the McCormick hay tedder 
is an invaluable machine for the hay grower. When it is used the farmer can handle 
the hay crop very quickly for the reason that hay can be tedded soon after it is cut. 

The wheels, frame, and forks are made of steel which insures a substantial construction. The 
machine is driven by gears. The gear wheel which is mounted on the center of the axle drives 
the crank shaft to which the fork-arms are attached. All the forks are therefore given the full 
driving force of both wheels and the motion of the forks is uniform and positive — the heaviest hay 
will not retard the forks. 

The illustration at the bottom of the page shows how each fork-arm is equipped with a coil 
sprnig. This spring takes up the impact of the forks and protects the machine from jars caused 
by the alternating movement of the fork-arms. This machine is constructed so substantially that 
heavy windrows can be tedded without difficulty. The forks continue in motion where corners are 
turned unless the machine is thrown out of gear — none of the hay is left untedded. By means of a 
convenient lever within reach of the driver the forks can be regulated to work high or low as desired. 

The McCormick hay tedder not only enables the farmer to improve the quality of his hay, but 
also to save much time when gathering the hay crop. 

McCormick Hay Tedder— Supplied with either 6 or 8 Forks 


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McCormick Self-Dump Rake 

TN THE purchase of a hay rake, the important things to look for are ease of operation 

and strength of the rake and wheels. The wheels are often the first parts to wear out. 
The McCormick self-dump rake is designed to meet these requirements, and is exceptionally dur- 
able and convenient. It is adapted for raking all conditions of hay. Is made with the same care 
and gives the same satisfaction characteristic of the McCormick line of machines. It rakes clean, 
dumps quickly, and the teeth return to the ground promptly after the windrow is passed. 

The illustration below shows the simple design and construction of the McCormick self-dump 
rake. The wheels have staggered spokes and heavy 2-in. channel tires. 

The teeth on the McCormick rakes are made of selected spring steel which has great strength 
and resiliency. The points of the teeth are shaped so that they will get all the hay without digging 
into the ground or picking up stones. The rake can be operated either with one or two horses, 
simply by adjusting the shafts. The wheels are fitted with removable hubs which can easily be 
replaced at a small cost, thus practically renewing the wheel. This rake is designed to have the 
greatest strength and rigidity with the slightest possible weight. It will be found that the McCor- 
mick rake meets every requirement for gathering hay into windrows. 

McCormick Self-Dump Hay Rake 


McCormick Hand-Dump Rake 

'"P^HE McCormick hand-dump rake is the same as the McCormick self-dump rake, except ' » \ 

that it is not equipped with a self-dumping device. The wheels are interchangeable 
• — there are no rights or lefts. When the wheels are changed, a new wearing surface is pro- 
vided which increases the durability of the machine. The teeth can be adjusted to work on or 
above the ground, according to the condition of hay being raked, or they can be locked down 
when bunching hay in a windrow. The frame is made of angle steel which prevents twisting. 
The rake head is strongly trussed to prevent sagging. The teeth are made of selected spring steel 
and the points are so shaped that they will gather all the hay without digging into the ground. 
The self -dump and hand-dump rakes can both be operated with either one or two horses, simply 
by adjusting the shafts. 

The McCormick hand-dump rake is efficient in all conditions of hay and fields. The weight of 
the driver is utilized on this rake to help raise the teeth for dumping. Over-cleaners are used on 
this rake, which act in the same thorough manner as the under-cleaners on the self-dump rake. 
The advantage of using over-cleaners instead of under-cleaners on this rake is that the load is 
taken off the operator. Those who prefer the hand-dump rake, will find that the McCormick is 
built correctly. 

McCormick Hand-Dump Rake 

McCormick Sweep Rakes, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 

McCORMICK sweep rakes are used where a large amount of hay is to be stacked at 
one time. These rakes will gather hay from either the swath or the windrow. 

Rake No. i is a 2-wheel, side hitch type. The teeth are made of straight-grain yellow 
pine and are provided with metal points- which prevent wear. The teeth are interchangeable 
and reversible, which increases the durability of the rake. The axle is made of steel pipe. The 
wheels are metal, equipped with long bearings which are well protected. 
Rake No. 2 is like rake No. i, except tliat it has a short wheel 
attached to the end of the ll (SSW 

A-frame at the rear and a // ,y 

lever to raise and lower 
the teeth. 

McCormick 4-Wheel Rear Hitch Sweep Rake— No. 4 

Rakes Nos. 3 and 4 are rear hitch rakes. The metal wheels of these rakes are mounted on a 
sciuare tubular steel axle which extends across the platform. The power hft and lifting arms are 

provided v, ith steel springs which enable the driver to force the 
teeth finnly against the ground. 

Rake No. 3 has three wheels and rake No. 4 has four wheels. 

McCormick Side Hitch Sweep Rake- 

The metal wheels of rakes Nos. 5 and 6 are equipped with removable bushings. 

Rake No. 5 is a 2-wheel type. The position of the teeth is controlled bv shifting the driver's seat. 

Rake No. 6 has three wheels, and the position of the teeth is controlled by a lever. Xos. 5 and 
d are side hitch rakes. 

Rake No. 7 has three wheels and rake No. 8 four wheels. Both of these rakes are rear hitch 
rakes. The metal wheels are fitted with removable bushings which can be replaced when worn. 
The wheels are provided with shields so that hay will not wrap around them. 


McCormick Swinging Hay Stacker 

THE McCormick swinging hay stacker permits the load to be locked m place at 
any height, and swung to one side over the stack. When over the stack the load may 

be dumped and the forks swung back and lowered 
into place. These stackers are very handy as they 
can be used to load into a wagon. They are 
strongly braced and twisting is prevented by truss 
rods. The swinging stacker is especially adapted for 
building long stacks because it has long swinging 
arms. When being lowered, the pitcher head can 
be controlled by means of a band brake which is 
attached to the pulley, around which the raising 
and lowering rope passes. When the load is placed 
upon the pitcher head, the horse is driven forward 
until the load has been lifted to the 
desired height; the load is then swung 
over the stack and dumped by means 
of a lever. The illustration shows the 
stacker in position to receive the load. 
A sledge, guy-rope, and stakes are fur- 
nished with each stacker. A transport 
and hay retainer^are furnished at a slight 
additional cost, upon special order. 

McCormick Swinging Hay Stacker 


McCormick Junior Hay Stacker 

This stacker is known as the "over-shot" type 
and consists of a ground frame, and "A" frame, 
also lifting arms which carry the platform or 
pitcher head. The load is carried up on this 
stacker over the "A" frame without sagging the 
platform and is thrown directly back upon the 
stack. The platform is held by a heavy rope 
and coiled spring device which pre- 
vents it from going too far over the 
stack. This stacker can be operated 
with either one or two horses. When 
folded it can easily be transported 
and takes up very little room. A hay 
retainer and 
transport are 
furnished on 
special order at 
a slight addi- 

tional cost. 

McCormick Junior Hay Stacker 


McCormick Corn Binder 

THE McCormick com binder will cut com of all lengths. It will also work well in 
corn that is dovvTi, tangled, and lodged. This is possible because the machine is pro- 
vided with convenient adjustments which enable the operator to raise and lower the gatherer 
arms, so that the fingers of the conveyor chains which extend to the points of the gatherer arms 
can grasp and elevate com that is lying almost flat upon the ground. 

The band shifting attachment also has a wide range of adjustment, and the bundle can be tied 
around the center even though corn be extremely long or short. 

The Value of a Corn Binder 

The real value of the McCormick com binder lies in the fact that it can be operated in almost 
any field of com. Instead of discharging loose corn, symmetrical bundles are formed, and the 
upright principle upon which the machine is constmcted always insures squarely butted bundles. 
The advantage of tying com into bundles is very great, because it leaves it in a convenient form to 
be shocked and handled at any time after it is thoroughly dried. It is also a decided advantage 
when a husker and shredder is used, because it saves tying loose com into bundles or handling it in 
the old, awkward way. 

This machine is equipped with a practical bundle carrier 

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Strength Necessary 

/''^ORN is an exceedingly hard 

crop for a machine to handle. There 

must be sufficient strength in the main 
frame and the various parts to withstand 
the severe and constant strain to which 
they are subjected. 

The main frame, being the part that is 
called upon to carry the weight of the ma- 
chine, must necessarily be very rigid. The 
McCormick main frame is constructed en- 
tirely of steel. It is symmetrical in design, 
and thoroughly braced in such a manner that it will give 
almost unlimited service. The exceptional strength of the main 
frame accounts in a large degree for the light draft of the 
machine. All parts are held perfectly rigid, consequently all 
shafts and boxes are held in alignment. 

Solid Main Frame 

Cutting Apparatus 

The cutting mechanism on the McCormick com 
binder consists of a reciprocating and two station- 
ary knives. The stationary knives cut a large por- 
tion of the com before it reaches the reciprocating 
knife. This knife completes the operation, and also 
cuts all weeds, vines, and green undergrowth be- 
tween the hills in the row; consequently a field of 
com cut with the McCormick corn binder presents 
a clean, attractive appearance. 

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Binding Attachment 

THE binding attachment of the McCormick com binder con- 
sists of upright standards to which are attached the packers and dis- 
charge arms. The band shifting attachment is extremely strong and simple. 
It consists of an adjustable platform which can be raised or lowered to meet 
varying conditions found in the cornfield. By means of the convenient lever 

which controls the band falsing and 
lowering device, the user of the McCor- 
mick corn binder can tie the band in 
the position he desires. 

The McCormick com binder is 
equipped with an improved type of 
knotter. This knotter is giving excel- 
lent satisfaction because it is accurate, 
seldom gets out of adjustment, and when 
out of adjustment, is easily readjusted. 
The principle upon which this knotter 
works, eliminates slips and reduces 
twine breaks to a minimum. 

In case it is desired, bundles of vary- 
ing sizes can be formed simply by ad- 
justing the tripping mechanism. 

Roller Bearings 

The main and grain wheels of the 
McCormick binder are fitted with roller 
The use of roller bearings reduces 

Binding Attachment 

bearings which make this machine very light in draft. 

friction to a minimum. Each roller of the bearings is held securely in position in a cage and they 

are so made that the durability of 


the machine is increased very materi- 

The main wheel supports the greater 
part of the weight of the machine and 
provides ample tractive power. The 
pronounced success of the McCormick 
corn binder is due to the correct con- 
struction of the machine. 

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Down for tall corn 

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Shredded Fodder 

HEN properly shredded, fodder makes an excellent and nutritious foodstuff which 
is almost equal to timothy hay for feeding purposes. Because of the great and growing 
demand for well-fed cattle, com growers should utilize all of the corn crop. The best method 
of saving the stalks and fodder is to shred them with a McCormick husker 
and shredder. A conservative estimate places the value of shredded fodder 
at more than three times the value of the same amount of stalks and fodder 
when not shredded. 

McCormick Husker and Shredder 

McCormick com huskers and shredders are the most practical machines 
of the kind on the market. They are made in three sizes — 4, 6, and 8 rolls. 

The McCormick Little Giant husker and shredder is regularly furnished 
with 4 and 6 rolls. This machine is especially desirable for the farmer who 
husks and shreds his own com, or for the man who desires to do commercial 
work on a small scale. The capacity is sufficiently large to turn 
out a good day's work without requiring a large number 
of men to keep the machine in operation, 
practical machine for the man whose 

A Bale of Shredded 
Corn Stalks 

It is also the most 
power is limited. 

McCormick Little Giant Husker and Shredder 
— Supplied with four or six Husking Rolls 


Release Lever 

THE McCormick Little Giant husker and shredder is equipped with a release lever 
which enables the operator to throw the snapping rolls in and out of gear instantly. This 
feature is of special value because it permits the operator to stop the snapping rolls whenever 
it is necessary to remove twisted stalks or to prevent obstructions from passing through the snap- 
ping rolls, thus preventing expensive breaks. 

Shredder or Knife Head 

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The McCormick shredder can be equipped with either a shredder or cutter head 
head consists of saw-shaped teeth arranged 
in the form of a spiral. This construction 
permits the teeth to come in contact with 
every portion of the stalk, and the bell- 
shaped ends prevent stalks from winding on 
the shaft. They also prevent much dirt and 
trash from falling into the bearings, thus 
eliminating unnecessary wearing and heat- 
ing of the bearings. 

The shredder 



Improved shredder head 

Thi blower with which the McCormick huskers and shredders are equipped has been thoroughly 
tested and has been found to more nearly meet the requirements for handhng shredded and cut 
stalks than any other means devised. Under ordinary circumstances, it is unnecessary for a man 
to do more than regulate the hood in order to deliver the stover where desired. The blower is 
exceptionally Vdluable in filling barns, silos, etc., as it requires very little help to handle the stover. 

Ear Retarder 

The ear retarders are made of sheet steel and are mounted on a three-throw crank shaft. This 
device scatters the ears evenly across the snapping rolls and thus equalizes the amount of work 
that each set of snapping rolls is required to do. 

Shelled Corn Saver 

Every husker and shredder shells a small percentage of corn, and unless efficient devices are 

provided, this corn is blown into the 
stover. The McCormick husker and 
shredder is equipped with devices for 
saving and bagging this corn. The shelled 
corn is not only saved, but senarated from 
the husks, etc., and delivered into a bag 
or basket, in such a condition that it is fit 
for the mill. There is absolutely no loss 
connected with shredding corn when it 
is done with the McCormick husker and 

Practical ear retarders 


McCormick Improved Husker and Shredder 

THE McCormick Improved husker and 
shredder is an 8-roll machine, designed to meet 
the demand for a husker and shredder that will turn 
out large quantities of work in a comparatively short 
time. This machine requires considerably more power 
than the McCormick Little Giant husker and shredder, 
and it would not be practical to operate it with less 
than 2o-horse power. 

Self-Feeding Attachment 

Self-Feeding Attachment 

The self-feeding attachment for the McCormick Im- 
proved husker and shredder consists of a conveyor belt, 
feed retarder, and cylinder knives. The knives are placed 
m front of the snapping rolls and move the stalks for- 
ward, thus maintaining an even feed. They also prevent 
crooked or broken stalks and pieces from accumulating in front of the snapping rolls. The illus- 
tration will give a good idea of the construction of the cylinder knives. 

The feed retarder is arc shaped, hinged at the outer ends at the top, and held in place by 
springs at the lower end. In case the feed is exceptionally heavy, these springs allow the stalk 
retarders to rise, thus permitting a larger quantity of stalks to 
pass to the snapping rolls. 

McCormick Improved 8-rolI husker and shredder 


McCormick Knife and Tool Grinder 


'T^HIS device is convenient for use in the work shop or in the field, as it can be attached ' 
-*- very readily to a bench or a mower wheel. It can be converted very quickly from a knife 
grinder to a tool grinder, simply by substituting a flat stone 
for the bevel one. Special stones for tool grinding are fur- 
nished on order. 

The knife grinder is speeded high and cuts rapidly. It 
will sharpen two sections of a mower knife at once without dis- 
turbing the bevel or drawing the temper. Unless mower •8PKM^^^A\ 
knives are kept sharp it is impossible to secure the best results 
with the mowing machine. The McCormick knife grinder 
enablei the farmer to always keep the knives sharp. The 
time required to sharpen knives is less than that required 
with an ordinary grindstone. A stone for gumming saws 
can also be furnished on special order. When desired, a foot 

power attachment will be SUpphed at a small additional cost. McCormick Knife and Tool Grinder 

McCormick Binder Twine 

Cheap ti^'ine is expensive, because it is bound to break, kink, and cause trouble. The time 
lost by using cheap twine is valuable and in the busy harvest season when the 

grain is ripe, time means money. Binder twine that 
kinks and breaks is not worth hauling home because it 
is not only a source of annoyance during harvest but it 
also delays the work of shocking. When bound with 
inferior twine, bundles often break open when they are 
pitched to the wagon or to the stack. With such bundles 
it is almost impossible to build a stack that will shed 

You will not have these troubles if McCormick twine is 
used. It can be depended on. There is nothing cheap 
about it. It is guaranteed to be full length and full strength 
— twine that won't break and which will work smoothly. 
There is no better twine. McCormick binder twine is made 
of the very best sisal and manila fibres. The twine is uni- 
form in size and is very strong. It will not kink and clog 
the knotter or pull thin and break hke cheap and inferior twine. McCormick twine is made in 
four brands — sisal, standard, manila, and pure manila.