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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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'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
''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
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
scpare steel tub-
ing used in the
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.
Note the Solid Connection between the Platform and Main Frame
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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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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
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
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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.
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
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,
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
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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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
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.
McCormick Header Binder 10 and 12-foot cut
'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
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 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
"^SITpD^ third rake; in notch No. 4, every
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-
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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.
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 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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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.
McCormick Vertical Lift Mower 4J/2 and 5-foot cut
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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-
used. It can be
attached to the
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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
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
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
special order at
a slight addi-
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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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
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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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.
The main and grain wheels of the
McCormick binder are fitted with roller
The use of roller bearings reduces
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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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
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It is also the most
power is limited.
McCormick Little Giant Husker and Shredder
— Supplied with four or six Husking Rolls
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ROBERT O LAW/ COMPANY, PRINTERS. CHICAGO