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= HEADERS =
= REAPERS =
^ HEADER-BINDERS =
= HAY MACHINES =
S MOWERS =
= RAKES E
= HAY PRESSES £
E SWEEP RAKES =
= HAY LOADERS E
= STACKERS H
= TEDDERS E
= S»DE DELIVERY RAKES =
= COMBINED SWEEP RAKES =
= AND STACKERS S
= CORN MACHINES 1
= PLANTERS =
= PICKERS =
= BINDERS S
S ENSILAGE CUTTERS =
= CORNSTALK RAKES =
H STALK CUTTERS S
^ SHELLERS =
S CULTIVATORS =
= HUSKERSANO SHREDDERS E
§ TILLAGE =
2 DISK HARROWS H
= CULTIVATORS =
g SPRING-TOOTH HARROWS =
= PEG-TOOTH HARROWS H
E COMBINATION HARROWS =
§ GENERAL LINE 1
= MOTOR TRUCKS =
= FEED GRINDERS E
E KNIFE GRINDERS E
E BINDER TWINE E
= THRESHERS =
= STONE BURR MILLS =
E GRAIN DRILLS E
S CREAM SEPARATORS =
E OIL AND GAS ENGINES =
a MANURE SPREADERS E
S FERTILIZER SOWERS E
^ OIL TRACTORS =
= FARM WAGONS AND TRUCKS E
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY OF AMERICA
Save All Your Corn and Get Its Full Feeding Value
In comparing the cost of harvesting the corn crop by hand with the more modern
methods, the corn grower quite frequently figures into his expense only the amount he
actually pays out for hired help. The loss sustained through waste is rarely considered
or taken into account.
From the standpoint of economy in harvesting the corn crop, every corn grower can
afford modern corn harvesting machines. From the standpoint of actual feeding value
of the stalks, the corn grower cannot afford to be without these machines. The corn
binder and the husker and shredder together absolutely eliminate three sources of waste
which are unavoidable when following the old-fashioned method of husking the corn
When gathering corn by hand, hired help often leave their wages in the field in corn
that they failed to gather for various reasons. They are interested in gathering the
largest possible amount each day, and as a rule are not particular about gathering
either the small or the fallen ears, or in picking up the ears that miss the wagon. The
use of a corn binder and a husker and shredder precludes waste of this character.
Another large loss sustained by leaving the cornstalks standing in the field is the
waste of valuable organic soil food. The vegetation that has grown from the soil should
be returned to the soil in so far as possible. The soil is hungry for it and needs it. A
large percentage of the benefit that the soil might receive from the cornstalks is lost
through a process of weathering, never to be regained, when the stalks are left standing
in the field. The poor residue that is left in the spring is of little value as compared
with the value of barnyard manure that results from feeding live stock with the shredded
stover. Thus the value of the corn binder and the husker and shredder from the stand-
point of soil improvement is readily seen.
Last, but not least, is the actual feeding value of shredded stover. Livestock is
usually turned into the cornfield after the corn crop is harvested, but the food value of
the stalks is small even when favored with fair weather, which is unlikely at that season
of the year. Snow-covered cornstalks are of less value. When properly shredded,
about thirty-seven per cent of the food value of the corn crop is found in the stalks.
Thus, for example, if the value of the ear corn from an acre of ground amounts to $25,
the value of the shredded cornstalks from the same acre would amount to $ 1 4.68.
Thousands of corn growers have eliminated these sources of waste by cutting their
corn with a McCormick corn binder, husking the ears, and shredding the stalks with a
McCormick husker and shredder. They all agree that it is a paying proposition — that
corn machines pay for themselves by the saving they make the first year or two — that
the purchase of McCormick corn machines is the first step toward the abolishment of
drudgery in harvesting the corn crop.
The sooner you own McCormick corn machines, the sooner you will be saving all
of your corn crop. Furthermore, you vAW not look forward to corn harvest with dread.
Save Time and Eliminate Hard Labor with a
McCormick Corn Binder
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McCormick corn binder with bundle carrier
There is a right time for cutting and shocking corn. This work should be done just as the ears
begin to glaze. The sweet, nutritious juices in stalks and blades which make the fodder so valuable
are then preserved. A few days' delay in cutting and the stalks and leaves are a tasteless, woody
fibre that cattle do not relish.
To harvest corn at the proper time with a corn knife is
almost impossible unless a large force of men is employed to do
the work. That means a big expense, and it is not always pos-
sible to secure the required help at the right time. Cutting corn
by hand is a slow, tedious job and most farm hands prefer farm
work that is less disagreeable.
The man who owns a McCormick corn binder is fortified
■^^ against the danger of the loss of a part of his corn crop. He need
not worry about securing extra help, or paying high wages. He
can be sure of having his corn safely harvested within the limited
time in which the work must be done to get the full feeding
value from it.
The McCormick corn binder is simple in construction, light
in weight and compact. Two horses will handle it easily in
most conditions of corn. These and many other good features
make it an especially desirable machine.
The McCormick corn binder straddles only one row of corn
in opening up the field. This is a decided advantage because
it leaves only one bent row to cut. Farmers of experience want
corn binder satisfaction. The McCormick corn binder is built
for such farmers.
Only one bent row to cut
when opening up a field
Large Main Wheel with a Wide Rim
Corn is one of the most difficult
'(A % 'jyit "'^^^yiil crops to handle because the ground in
i^^-^T*^ 1^ the cornfield is usually loose and the fibre
of cornstalks is very tough. Under these
conditions it is difficult to secure suffi-
cient traction to operate a corn binder-
The excellent traction of the McCor-
mick corn binder is due, to a great
extent, to the construction of the main
wheel. The McCormick is equipped
with an unusually large main wheel,
having a wide rim and large, heavy lugs
which grip and hang to the soil. The
McCormick will cut corn in the fields where the ordinary binder
The main wheel of the McCormick corn binder is equipped
with a removable roller bearing which aids in light draft. The
grain w^heel has a removable
sleeve, or bushing, which can
be renewed w^hen ■worn.
Raising and Lower-
A substantial all-steel main frame Both the main and grain
well braced. Notice that the divid- -wheels are provided with
ers are an extension of the frame L' U U1.-, »U„
worm gears vi'hicn enable the
operator to adjust the machine to cut any desired height of
A corn binder will always do its best work when work-
ing level. The raising and lowering device on the McCormick
makes it possible to raise or lower either side of the machine
and keep it level for sidehill work.
All- Steel Main Frame
The main frame on the McCormick corn binder is
made of square steel tubes. It is trussed and braced like
a bridge and will withstand the most severe strains in the
field. It holds all the shafts and boxes in perfect alignment
in this way contributing much to the light draft of the
The main frame is so compact and rigid that it holds
together and supports the entire machine. It is constructed
in such a way as to strengthen the extended dividers and
hold them properly to their work.
Two flat spring rods help hold the corn
in the proper position for elevating
Gathers Bent and Tangled Corn
Almost any corn binder will do faidy good
•work when the corn is standing and is not too
heavy, but it takes an unusually strong binder
and one with special features to gather corn
when it is down, tangled and twisted. By refer-
ring to the illustration of the main frame, it will
be seen that the dividers are long and sufficiently
wide between the points to pick up bent and
tangled stalks which are blowrn across the rovers.
There are three sets of conveyor chains on
the McCormick corn binder. Each set of con-
veyors comprises tw^o chains, one being placed
on each side of the dividers on the inside.
These chains are so geared that the upper chains
move faster than the low^er ones. This action
of the chains straightens up the bent stalks. The
faster motion of the upper chains carries the top
portion of the corn back between the dividers so
that the stalks are perpendicular when they are
cut. They are therefore conveyed to the binding
attachment in an upright position.
If the conveyor chains should become loose
after long wear, it is an easy matter to tighten
them; it is not necessary to remove the chains
to do so.
Three sets of conveyor chains are provided for carrying
the stalks to the binding attachments in an upward position
Two Flat Springs Hold the Corn
Against the Conveyors
Another feature that adds greatly to the satisfactory
work of the McCormick corn binder and insures positive
elevation of all the cornstalks is the spring rod feature.
One flat spring below^ the lower conveyor chain and
one above it hold the stalks against the chain until the
corn gets to a point where the packers are sure to reach
it. Without this feature, short corn will fall over and will not be fed properly to the binding
attachment. Short corn that is filled w^ith v^^eeds is especially troublesome in this respect.
The McCormick corn binder elevates all the corn, and does it easily.
It is an easy matter to tighten the conveyor chains
Sectional view of the cutting apparatus. Notice that
the stationary knives curve outwardly from the rear
The cutting apparatus on the McCor-
mick corn binder consists of three knives,
two stationary and one reciprocating. The
position and form of the stationary knives,
being curved outwardly from the rear,
cause them to cut the stalks with a gradual
drawing stroke. Thus the most difficult
part of the cutting is completed before the
corn reaches the reciprocating knife.
The reciprocating knife completes the
operation and cuts all weeds, vines and
green undergrowth between the hills in the
row. This does away with all possibility
of the machine choking and leaves a clean,
The binding attachment on the
McCormick corn binder consists
of upright standards, to v^fhich
are attached the packers and
discharge arms. In design it is
very similar to the binding attach-
ment used on the McCormick
grain binder, except that it is ar-
ranged so that the bundles are
bound while in a vertical position
instead of in a horizontal position.
Experience has demonstrated
that it is easier to bind corn in
this position. It requires less
power and insures evenly butted
bundles which are easy to
The breastplate is provided
with a stop finger which prevents
stalks from throwing the twine
out of place and discharging unbound corn. The needle has a solid wing which shields the ears
from the action of the packers. The packers work below the needle and do not come in contact
with the ear corn. Both the lower discharge arm and the lower packer are attached low on the
binding attachment. This in connection with the adjustable butt pan feature described on page 7
makes the McCormick corn binder an especially desirable machine for work in short corn.
A simple and effective binding attachment
The McCormick knotter has only two moving
parts — the bill hook and the twine disk. These two
parts work in an accurately-constructed frame. In tying
a knot the twine is fed towards the bill hook by the
twine holder. This relieves the strain on the twine
and eliminates the danger of the twine pulling out
of the twine holder or breaking when tying a knot.
The McCormick knotter does not require as close
adjustment in order to tie effectively as other knotters.
This is due to the great amount of surface on the cord
holder, which is in contact with the twine.
Every McCormick knotter is tested before being
shipped. This, together with the simple construction,
accounts for its excellent work in the field.
Convenient Band Adjustment
The butt pan on the McCormick corn binder has
a range of adjustment of 12 inches. By shifting the
butt pan high or low, the position of the band on the
bundle can be regulated to conform with the require-
ments of all sizes and conditions of corn.
The lever for changing the position of the butt pan is within easy reach of the driver. This is
a decided advantage because frequently both tall and short corn are found in the same field. The
range of adjustment is sufficient for binding any length of corn.
The butt pan at its lowest posi-
tion for extremely tall corn
The butt pan raised to its high-
est position for short corn
The adjustment for tying bundles of long or short corn around the
middle can be made from the seat while the machine is in operation
The McCormick bundle carrier is sup-
plied on special order for McCormick
corn binders. It is compact in every
detail and can be raised out of the way
when not in use. It is controlled by a
foot treadle and delivers the bundles
gently across the rows out of the way of
horses and machine. Three to five
bundles can be carried on this bundle
carrier. Hence, there is a big saving of
labor in shocking the corn.
Kaffir Corn Attachment
The Kaffir corn attachment is a zigzag-
shaped rod which can be attached to
the discharge arm of the McCormick
corn binder to hold the heads of Kaffir
The McCormick bundle carrier swings the
bundles out of the way of horses and machine
corn, milo maize, and similar grains in the proper position to the binding attachment until tied
This attachment can be supplied for any McCormick corn binder at small cost.
Kaffir corn attachment fast-
ened to the discharge arm
The McCormick is Easy to Oil
More machines become badly worn from lack of oil than
from actual work in the field. To do away with this condition,
the designers of the McCormick corn binder have seen to it that
all oil holes can be seen
readily, and are within easy
Oiling from the front of
a machine is dangerous when
horses are hitched to it. All
oil holes on the McCormick
can be reached from the sides
and rear of the machine.
By keeping the driving
shaft, the packers, and the
roller axles on the rocking
lever well oiled, the life of the
machine is lengthened and All oil holes can be seen readily
the draft reduced. and are -within easy reach
The tongue truck keeps the com binder running steadily
A tongue truck can be
furnished with the Mc-
Cormick corn binder at
a slight additional cost.
The short stub tongue
and all the parts neces-
sary to attach the tongue
truck to the corn binder
are furnished regularly
with the attachment.
The holes in the pole are
properly bored and ad-
justments are made to
make it easy to attach
the tongue truck when
ordered as a separate
When equipped with
a tongue truck, the
weight of the McCormick
corn binder is more
evenly distributed to the ground and the binder runs very steadily.
A feature of the McCormick tongue truck is the way the wheels are hinged. In turning cor-
ners, the wheels turn at a greater angle than the pole. This makes it easy to turn square corners
without crovk'ding the horses. Every farmer will appreciate this convenience when he recalls the
difficulty of making short turns with more than two horses in his team.
McCormick twine is made from carefully selected
sisal and manila fibres, and every step in the manufac-
ture is taken under rigid inspection. Every lot of
McCormick tvyrine is w^eighed, measured, and tested to
insure full length and full strength.
As a result, McCormick twine is alw^ays reliable and
dependable. It does not clog or kink, is free from flaws,
and will not pull thin and break like inferior twine.
Buy McCormick twine if you wish to avoid troubles
in the cornfield. It is made in the five following brands:
500 feet per pound
500 feet per pound
550 feet per pound
600 feet per pound
650 feet per pound
Insist upon getting McCormick twine
— it works freely in the knotter
The McCormick Corn Binder Elevator Saves Extra Handling
of Bound Bundles
Quite frequently farmers who use a corn binder wish to cut their corn and place it in the silo
while green. In some instances they desire to fall plow their cornfields. Then it is best to remove
the corn and stack it convenient to the barn where it can be shredded later on. In cases of this
kind, the corn binder elevator saves much time and labor in handling the bound bundles.
The McCormick elevator attachment is built to meet the demand of busy farmers. It does
away with the extra handling of bound bundles in the field. It can be placed on any McCormick
corn binder without making any new holes in the frame. It simply takes the place of the bundle
carrier. This attachment elevates the bundles when they are discharged from the machine and
delivers them endwise to the wagon drawn alongside of the machine. It is not necessary to turn
the bundles for they are deposited on the wagon in such a way as to make the loading easy.
If a corn binder elevator is to give satisfaction, it must be light in construction so that it will
not add to the draft of the machine. At the same time, it must be very strong and thoroughly
braced. The McCormick corn binder elevator is securely attached to the corn binder at the lower
end, and thoroughly braced by steel rods at the upper end. It is as light as an elevator can be and
still do good work.
The elevator attachment is i 1 feet 6 inches long, and 26 inches wide over all. The
flaring side boards are 8 inches wide and have extensions at the center. This attachment adds
very little to the draft of the machine.
A caster wheel is furnished which is independent of the
elevator attachment. It is fastened on the same side of the corn
binder frame as the elevator. It aids in keeping the machine
\ steady and prevents it from overbalancing when going over
rough ground or turning corners.
Rear view of McCormick corn binder with elevator attached
This shows substantial construction of the driving mechanism
How the Elevator Attachment Operates
1 lie elevator is adjustable to thico positions
It will accommodate any height of wagon
The McCormick elevator attachment is
operated from the binder by means of a chain
which is driven from the main countershaft.
This chain is kept at the proper tension at all
times by means of a very efficient tightener.
All gears and sprockets on the elevator are cor-
rectly designed so that they run with a minimum
amount of friction.
The conveyor for carrying the corn to the
wagon consists of two chains connected with
wooden slats at intervals of \6'i inches. Each
of these slats has two metal fingers which en-
gage the bound bundles as they are delivered to
the elevator. Properly formed rods, similar to the rods on the regular bundle carrier, guide the
bundles and insure their falling squarely on the elevator.
An ordinary wagon with a hay rack attached can be driven under the elevator without danger
of coming in contact with it. The upper end of the elevator is a sufficient distance from the ground
to permit of a large load being taken on if desired. The upper part of the elevator is protected by
a metal shield. This prevents the conveyor from coming in contact with any part of the load.
The elevator is hung loose, so that it will give and not break if it strikes the wagon. This attach-
ment is adjustable to three positions or heights to accommodate any height of wagon.
Where corn is tangled or matted, it sometimes becomes advisable
to use a top discharge chain in connection with the elevator attach-
ment. This consists of a conveyor chain which extends from near
the top boards to about midway of the elevator. It assists in separat-
ing the tops of the bundles and insures the bundles being carried to
the elevator tops first. The top discharge chain is driven from a split
sprocket on the packer shaft by means of a chain, it is
furnished on special order.
Notice that the elevator is protect-
ed underneath by a metal shield
McCormick corn binder with elevator — the elevator
can be attached in place of the bundle carrier
A Husker and Shredder Husks the Corn Quickly and
Increases the Feeding Value of the Fodder
A McCormick husker and shredder being operated by an I H C oil
engine — the ideal outfit for handling the corn crop economically
Corn fodder must be shredded to get the full feeding value from it. Shredding adds nothing
to the fodder but merely reduces it to a condition so that stock can eat it. Authorities agree that
at least 30 per cent of the value of the corn crop is contained in the stalks. Properly handled corn
stover has a high feeding value, and it proves an excellent substitute for hay.
In the course of a season storms ruin a great part of the nutriment of the stalks when left in the
field. Shredded stover occupies less space than the stalks in an uncut form, and can be blown
into the mow where it is protected from the damaging storms, and is convenient to feed to the stock.
Another point to consider is the fact that husking shocked corn by hand is a most unpleasant
task. It is usually done late in the fall or early in the winter when it rains, snows, and sleets.
Shocks are torn dow^n and hunted through for the ears of corn. The husks are removed and the
ears piled on the ground w^here they are exposed to the elements. This naturally causes a w^aste
of part of the crop besides being a waste of much valuable time.
With the advent of high prices and the scarcity of help, it is absolutely necessary to make
every minute count. In many sections, time is saved by several farmers banding together and
buying a husker and shredder in partnership. The machine is started early in the fall and never
allowed to remain idle till all the partners have their corn safely under cover. By resorting to the
exchange of help plan, the cost of husking is reduced to a very small figure. Husking corn with
a shredder leaves the shredded stover as clear gain when the cost per bushel is compared with the
old method of husking by hand.
With a McCormick husker and shredder, corn can be husked and the stalks shredded in record-
breaking time. The stover will be delivered to the barn or stack, and the ears delivered to the
wagon or corn crib. With the extra value secured from the fodder by this method, and with the
saving of time and labor, there is no question but that the McCormick husker and shredder will
enable a farmer to greatly increase the profits of his corn crop.
"^ McCormick Improved 6-Roll Husker and Shredder
McCormick Improved 6-roll husker and shredder ready for trans-
portation. It takes only a few minutes to prepare it for operation
The McCormick Improved 6-roll husker and shredder is a large capacity machine. It appeals
to farmers who grow corn extensively and for those who make a practice of doing custom work.
A feature of the Improved 6-roll that will appeal to a shredder man is the ease with which it
can be moved from one job to another. The feed tables and blower pipe can be folded out of
the way. There are no attachments to be removed. Everything is compact, and it takes only a
few minutes to prepare the machine for operation when the new job is reached.
The speed of the shredder head on the Improved 6-roll is about 1,000 revolutions per minute.
In average conditions, when operated at full capacity, this shredder will husk'from 30 to 75 bushels
It requires from a 1 5 to a 20-H. P. oil engine to operate this machine. A 20-H. P. oil engme
will run it to its maximum capacity.
McCormick Shredders Equipped with Safety Appliances
All the buskers and shredders described in this catalogue are equipped with the safety devices
required by the Labor Commission of the state of Minnesota which as you know has exceptionally
stringent laws in regard to safety appliances.
Hard oilers with long feed pipes are provided to reduce danger in oiling. Gear shields are
used to avoid clothing becoming entangled in the gears.
Safety clutches controlled by levers extending to the feed table are provided for throwing the
snapping rolls and the self-feeder in and out of gear. These devices make it unnecessary for the
operator to take any risks should stalks or obstructions become wedged in the front of the rolls.
Side view of the Improved 6-roll showing
ho-w power is transmitted from the shredder
head to the crank shaft pulley. The belt
tightener for this belt is operated by a lever
The self-feeder, husking
rolls, agitators, ear corn eleva-
tor, beater, etc., are run by the
power furnished from the crank
The cleaning fan for remov-
ing stalks, leaves, etc. from the
shelled corn is operated by a
small belt direct from the crank
shaft pulley. This fan is fur-
nished only on the Improved
6-roll. The suction from the
blower on the Improved 8-roll
is sufficient to clean the shelled
All chains which are used
to transmit power on the Mc-
Cormick Improved huskers and
shredders are equipped with
effective chain tighteners which
hold the chains at the proper
tension for good work.
How Power is Applied to the
Power is applied directly to the shredder head. From
here it is transmitted to the crank shaft and to the blower
by means of belts, and to the lower snapping roller by
extra strong gears. The upper snapping roller is driven
by a chain through a countershaft direct from the lower
roller. This chain is kept at the right tension for good
work by an automatic tightener which quickly adjusts itself
as the rollers spread out or come together in taking more
or less fodder through the snapping rolls.
This arrangement for driving the snapping rolls gives
the McCormick greater capacity than that of the ordinary
machine of the same size, and makes it possible to change
the position of the rolls in relation to each other for
various conditions of corn.
The crank shaft belt and the blower belt are furnished
with adjustable belt tighteners, which are clearly illustrated
on this page. These tighteners make it possible to get the
best power from the belts with the minimum amount of
friction and wear.
Rear view of improved 6-roIl machine to show method of
driving the blower. The tightener for the blower belt is
exceptionally strong and has a wide range of adjustment
Cutter Head for Improved 6 -Roll Husker
A cutter head can be substituted for the shredder head on
the Improved 6-roll husker and shredder. This device, which is
furnished on special order at additional cost, is so constructed
that the knives can be supplied to cut three lengths of stalks.
Four long knives cut '-(.-inch lengths, two long knives, 1/2-inch
lengths, and two short knives, 3-inch lengths.
When ordering the Improved 6-roll machine with a cutter
head, the number of knives should be specified. Also whether
the knives are to be long or short. If desired, sufficient knives
wrill be furnished so that adjustments can be made for cutting
any one of the three lengths. This gives the operator the
advantage of having three cutter heads in one.
Blower Pipe Can be Turned in any Direction
This blower pipe
can be turned in
any direction. It is
with the Improved
The blower pipe on the McCormick Improved 6-roll machine is made up of sections securely
connected by substantial bands that join each section. As many sections as desired may be joined
together quickly and held firmly in any position by means of thumbscrew^s.
The blower pipe is mounted on
a turntable so that the stover can
be blown in any direction. It per-
mits the blower pipe to be moved
in a complete circle, which aids in
building stacks or in filling mows
and silos. The blower has force
enough to blow the stover to any
part of the ordinary mow^. This
saves time and labor in distributing
An adjustable feature makes it
possible to run the blower pipe to
almost any desired angle. The
hood at the end of the pipe is
also adjustable and is operated by
Twenty feet of pipe are furnished
regularly with this machine and
additional sections will be fur-
nished on special order.
A hinged cover on the rear of
, , , w „ , 111 *^® Improved 6-roll makes the
Rear view of the Improved 6-roIl to show the hinged , , , , . i i ii i
cover which makes the blower accessible. Notice that blower, sfiaker. Sieve and shelled-
the blower pipe can be swung in a complete circle Corn torvs^arder easily accessible.
McCormick Improved 8-Roll Husker and Shredder
McCormick Improved 8-roll husker and shred-
der with elevator folded and blower pipe
telescoped, ready to move to the next job
The McCormick Improved 8-roll husker and shredder is much the same as the Improved 6-rolI
except that its capacity is greater and it requires a little larger engine for operation.
This machine is as simple as it is possible for a husker and shredder to be and still do good
work. The quality of work done cannot be equalled.
The blower is at the extreme rear of the machine in direct line with the course which the
stover takes. The outside of the blower is made of sheet steel. To this is riveted a malleable
spider with six arms, to which steel fan blades are fastened. The fan blades are reinforced by steel
bars on the top and outer edge where the stover strikes when entering the fan. A heavy steel
trace is riveted to the bottom of each of the fan blades and disk, thus insuring a very rigid and
durable fan. The spider is keyed to the fan shaft. The bevel gears which operate the fan are
propelled by direct power from the flywheel of the shredder head.
The speed of the shredder head is about 1 ,000 revolutions per minute. The quality of corn,
weather conditions, etc., determine to a large extent the amount of corn that can be husked in a
day. Under favorable conditions, however, the 8-roll will husk from 80 to 100 bushels per hour.
It requires from a 20 to a 25-H. P. oil engine to operate this machine, 25-H. P. being required
to get the maximum capacity.
The 8-roll machine is equipped regularly with the " Farmer's Friend " blower. The pipe can
be swung in a complete circle. It is made to telescope, and can be lengthened or shortened while
the shredder is in operation.
How the Improved 8-Roll Operates
Sectional view of McCormick Improved 8-roll husker and shredder, which
shows the course that corn and stover take in going through the machine
The sectional view above is designed to show how the McCormick Improved 8-roII husker
and shredder operates. The whole corn is carried from the feed table to the snapping rolls by the
self feeder, which is made up of an endless belt, a feeder head and a retarding hood. The
snapping rolls remove the ears and deliver the stalks to the shredder head where they are torn into
small pieces. The shredded stover then falls into the shaker, where
all shelled corn, smut, dirt, etc., is removed from it. From here
the stover is carried through the
blower pipe to the stack or mow.
After the ear corn is removed by
the snapping rolls, it drops to the
husking rolls which have a large
husking surface. The husking rolls
remove all the husks and deliver the
ears to the conveyor, which carries
the corn to the wagon box, bin, or
crib, as may be desired.
Agitators are placed over the husk-
ing rolls to keep the ears moving par-
allel with the rolls. These agitators
extend well up to the snapping rolls
and straighten up short and broken
stalks so that the machine can handle j^j^^^ ^^ ^^^ improvec
tnem. away to show soUd construction of the fans
Features Common to McCormick Improved 6 and 8-Roll ^
Huskers and Shredders
Self-Feeder Eliminates Danger of Operator Becoming Injured
McCormick Improved 6 and 8-
roll huskers and shredders are equip-
ped with the best and most practical
self-feeder ever placed on a husker
This self-feeder forwards the
stalks to the snapping rolls in a con-
tinuous flow and does away with the
danger of the feeder's hands getting
caught in the rolls. It is utterly im-
possible for the feeder to meet with
an accident unless he deliberately
leaves the feeding platform and steps
on to the feed table. T
The McCormick self-feeder is
comprised of a conveyor belt, a
feeder head, and a retarding hood.
The feeder head, which is placed in front of the snapping rolls, acts as a force feed, bridg-
ing the space between the belt and the snapping rolls. The conveyor belt carries the stalks to the
feeder head. The knives on the feeder head move the stalks forward and prevent the accumula-
tion of broken pieces of stalks and leaves. The retarding hood is placed over the conveyor
belt. It retards the tops of the bundles and prevents the stalks from getting into the machine
in whole bunches. It assists in furnishing an even flow of stalks to the snapping rolls. The
retarding hood is hinged at each end. This permits it to adjust itself to large and small bunches
The man who is feeding a McCormick husker and shredder has absolute control over the
feeding mechanism at all times. Should anything go wrong with the machine, he can stop the
self-feeder and snapping rolls instantly by means of the gear-shifter rods, which are conveniently
located immediately under the edge of the feed table, where they are out of the way and do not
interfere with the handling of the corn.
Self-feed which is furnished with ail Improved 6 and 8-roll machines
The snapping rolls on the Improved 6-roll machine are 24^16 inches
long and on the Improved 8-roll machine they are 34J^ inches long
Aggressive Snapping Rolls
McCormick snapping rolls have heavy corrugations or flutes running lengthvi^ise, which
make them very aggressive. The snapping rolls are placed in the machine one above the other,
immediately in front of the shredder head. They can be operated in different positions with relation
to the bars and spaces. If the stalks are hard and frozen, the bars may be set opposite each
other, but for ordinary work the rolls should be adjusted so that the bars will be opposite the
spaces. To make this adjustment, it is only necessary to remove the snapping roll chain, turn the
top roll to the desired position, and put on the chain again.
Owing to the corrugations or ribs on the rolls the ears are snapped from the stalks without being
crushed. The tension springs at each end of the roll are stiff enough so that the rolls will snap off
ears of corn and still open up freely to permit stalks to pass through without binding on the boxes
or adding to the draft of the machine. The tension of these springs can be adjusted to keep the
rolls in proper mesh at all times. The lower snapping roll runs in removable brass boxes, which
can be renewed when w^orn.
Saw-tooth shredder head
The McCormick shredder head slits the stalks into fine pieces, tearing out the pith so that it
makes an excellent absorbent. It breaks up the fodder so that more is eaten by the cattle, especially
the joints and sweet portions of the stalks where sugary matter collects. It shreds the fodder with-
out leaving chunks or sharp-edged pieces which are hard for the cattle to digest.
The shredder head regularly furnished is of the saw-tooth type, which consists of saw-shaped
teeth arranged in the form of a double spiral. The construction is such that in one revolution of
the shredder head no two teeth strike the stalks in the same place. As a result, the teeth come in
contact with every portion of the stalk and shred the fodder thoroughly.
The knife type of shredder head which is furnished on special order cuts and shreds the fod-
der. Both the knife type and the saw-tooth type of shredder heads are clearly illustrated on this
page. Notice that the ends of the shredder
head are bell-shaped. This prevents stalks
from winding on the shaft and keeps dirt and
trash from falling into the babbitted bearings
It is not necessary to run the McCormick
shredder head at excessive speed to get good
results. Its construction is such that it will do
excellent work when running one thousand
revolutions per minute.
Knife shredder head furnished on special order
McCormick husking rolls have
a large husking capacity
Husking Rolls Have Large Capacity
McCormick huskers and shredders are equipped with the cele-
brated interlocking husking rolls which have a reputation for large ca-
pacity and clean husking wherever huskers and shredders are used.
The husking rolls on the Improved 6-roll husker and shredder
are 38/2 inches long; on the Improved 8-roll theyare47/2 incheslong.
Case-hardened set screws are supplied to be screw^ed into the
bars of each husking roll w^henever dry corn is to be shredded.
They can be put on or removed easily, hence the machine can be
operated with or w^ithout them, as the conditions of the corn may
The husking rolls on the Improved huskers and shredders are
placed parallel with the length of the machine and revolve together
in pairs. Each pair of rolls can be taken out independently of the
others. Each pair of husking rolls is equipped with a spring at
either end which can be adjusted easily to give just the amount of
pressure betvi'een the rolls the operator desires. These springs are
flexible enough to permit the gears to go entirely out of mesh, so
that the movable roll stands idle, thus preventing breakage should
any foreign substance get between the rolls, or if the rolls become
overloaded with trash. While the movable roll stands idle, the
other roll shreds the trash, so that it passes through
the rolls readily w^ithout damage to the machine.
The husking roll springs can be renevk^ed when
necessary without removing the rolls.
Gears for driving the husking rolls are extra
heavy and give long-virearing service. A heavy sill
at each end supports the husking rolls and holds
them in perfect alignment.
The rolls are provided w^ith removable roller
bearings at each end, which reduce draft.
Husking Rolls Equipped with
Agitators, clearly shown on this page, are
placed between each set of rolls and keep the ears
straight and moving at all times. They also assist
the snapping rolls to clear themselves of all short
and broken pieces of stalks which might lodge
between the feeder and the rolls.
These features insure clean husking, increase
the capacity of the machine, and make it possible
to work with the McCormick husker and shredder
when other machines are standing idle.
End view of husking rolls show^-
ing agitators and tension springs
) Shelled Corn Removed from Stover and Delivered to the Bagger
No husker and shredder has yet
been put on the market that will not
shell more or less corn. Dirt and
smut will always be found in the
stalks to a certain extent. Shredded
stover is worth little unless the dirt,
smut, and shelled corn are removed
in the process of shredding.
Separating the shelled corn from
the stover is very important because
if the shelled corn is allow^ed to re-
main in the stover, fermentation will
take place and the stover will become
spoiled. The McCormick husker and
shredder shells very little corn in
shredding, and what is shelled is
cleaned and saved.
After the corn passes through
the snapping rolls and shredder
head, the stover falls to a shaker and
is thoroughly agitated until all the
shelled corn, weed seeds, dirt, etc.,
passes through the shaker to the shoe below.
The shoe is provided virith a sieve and a screen, the
action of which separates the dirt, weed seeds, snov/, etc.,
from the shelled corn. The w^eed seeds, dirt, etc., drop
to the ground, and the shelled corn is conveyed to an all-
metal bagger, which delivers it into a sack.
While this process of cleaning is going on, the shelled
corn is subjected to a suction draft from the blower on the
Improved 8-roll, and an under cleaning blast from the
cleaner fan on the Improved 6-roll. The action of the air
removes pieces of stalks, leaves, etc., v^rhich remain in the
shelled corn after it passes over the screen.
The shoe is located under the shaker, and has exactly
the reverse motion. This makes the action of each more
effective because it prevents trash from lodging and accu-
mulating between them in freezing weather.
This construction of the shaker and shoe, together
with the manner in which they are attached to the counter-
shaft and rocker arms, makes a practically perfect counter-
balance which relieves the shredder of the rocking strains
and jars so often found w^here machines are equipped
All the shelled corn is cleaned and
delivered to this all-metal bagger
The fifth wheel arrangement on the
front truck makes it possible to turn
the machine in a complete circle
All Steel Axles and Wheels
The trucks on McCormick Improved
buskers and shredders are exceptionally
strong and heavy. The front and rear axles
and wheels are made of steel. The spokes
of the wheels are very heavy and are cast
solidly into the hub. The front truck is built
with a ball-and-socket-joint fifth vifheel, and
the machine is so constructed that the wheels
turn under the sills.
This construction makes it possible to
turn the machine in a complete circle in its
ow^n length, using the rear v^^heels as a pivot.
This feature will be especially appreciated
when it becomes necessary to set the machine where space is limited.
This construction also makes it possible to drive the machine over rough roads without damaging
it. There is no twisting strain when one wheel drops into a rut or passes over an obstruction.
The tongue is of the combination type, an extension pole being used for a team. This exten-
sion can be removed, leaving a stub pole, which makes a convenient coupling for an engine.
Pulleys and Required Power for Operation
McCormick Improved 6 and 8-roll huskers and shredders are equipped regularly with a
9-inch diameter, 9-inch face drive pulley. On special order a 6, 8, or 1 0-inch drive pulley will be
supplied for either machine. It requires from a 1 5 to a 20-H. P. oil engine to operate the Improved
6-roll machine to capacity, and from a 20 to a
25-H. P. oil engine to operate the Improved 8-roIl.
The knives of the knife type of shredder head
can be sharpened w^ithout removing them from
the shredder head by means of the McCormick
shredder knife grinder. This grinder is similar in
design to the. regular McCormick knife and tool
grinder, the principal difference being the arrange-
ment for attaching it to the machine.
Special directions for mounting and operating
this machine are furnished with each grinder. Little
experience is required to operate it successfully,
for the entire operation of mounting the grinder
and sharpening the knives is very simple.
This machine is supplied only on special
A trainload of McCormick huskers
and shredders ready for shipment
McCormick Little Giant Husker and Shredder
McCormick Little Giant husker and shredder with swinging blower
ready for transporting. Shields are removed to show working parts
The McCormick Little Giant husker and shredder is designed and built for the individual
farmer, or for those who wish to do custom work on a small scale. It can be furnished with either
four or six husking rolls.
Every detail of this machine has been carefully worked out. The result is that the Little Giant
husker and shredder makes perfect fodder and saves all the corn. The husking rolls on the Little
Giant machine are placed level with the machine and at right angles to the length. The ear
corn elevator operates from the side of the machine.
The Litde Giant husker and shredder is regulady equipped with an 8-inch diameter, 8-inch
face drive pulley. On special order a 6, 7, 9 or lO-inch drive pulley will be supplied. The speed
of the shredder head is about 1,000 revolutions per minute.
The capacity of the Little Giant husker and shredder is sufflciendy large to turn out a good
day's work without requiring a large number of men and teams to keep the machine in operation.
It is the most practical machine for the man whose power is limited. Under average conditions,
the Litde Giant 4-roll husker and shredder will husk from 25 to 50 bushels per hour. The Little
Giant 6-roll will husk from 30 to 60 bushels per hour. It requires from a 12 to a 1 5-H. P. oil
engine to operate the Little Giant to its full capacity.
Interchangeable Shredder Head
.ne McCormick Little Giant husker and shredder is
regularly equipped with a saw-tooth type of shredder head.
The knife type of shredder head will be suppHed on special
order. Both these shredder heads are illustrated and described
on page 19.
McCormick Little Giant with
regular blower. Ear corn ele-
vator and blower pipe are in
position for work
The Little Giant husker and shredder can also be equipped with a cutter head supplied with
knives to cut two lengths of stalks. Four long knives cut j^-inch lengths, while two short knives
cut 1^-inch lengths. The number of knives should be specified when ordering cutter head for
Husking Rolls and Reciprocator
The husking rolls on the Little Giant husker and shredder are placed at right angles with the
machine. They are arranged in pairs, and are readily accessible. Each pair of rolls can be taken
out independently of the others. These rolls interlock like the teeth of a gear which insures clean
husking and increases the capacity of the machine.
Each set of rolls is held to its proper posi-
tion for good work by springs at each end.
These springs will give sufficiendy to prevent
breakage of the rolls when foreign substance
gets between them. They can be adjusted easily
or replaced without removing the husking rolls.
The reciprocator is furnished regularly on
the Little Giant husker and shredder. Its pur-
pose is to keep the ears moving evenly along
the husking rolls. The reciprocator does away
w^ith clogging or choking at this point, and in-
sures clean husking. It is very efficient, and
admits of adjustment for different conditions
End view of husking rolls showing recip-
rocator on 6-rolI Little Giant shredder
Release Lever — Roller Clutch
A release lever extends across the front of the feed
table. This lever enables the operator to protect him-
self from accidents while feeding the machine. The
feeder stands squarely in front of his work, his position
being such that the release lever is operated by the
pressure of his body. By means of this lever the opera-
tor can stop the snapping rolls whenever it is necessary
to remove twisted stalks or to prevent foreign substances
from passing through the snapping rolls.
The roller clutch that is operated by this release
lever is shown in the illustration. When the feeder
places pressure on the release lever, the ratchets in the
roller clutch are disengaged and the snapping rolls
cease to revolve. This roller clutch imparts an instan-
taneous and positive motion to the snapping rolls w^hile
the machine is put in operation.
lever and clutch
Automatic Snapping Roller Drive-Chain Tightener
The manner in which the snapping roller drive chain works is very effective. It is governed
by an automatic regulator which keeps a steady motion on the
upper roll regardless of
its up and down motion.
No matter how far apart
the snapping rolls are
forced by the corn, they
cannot get out of line.
The chain-tightener stud
is fastened to the short
stub axle at the rear of
the radius bar. The
\o^ffer end is controlled
by a spring. As the
pressure between the
snapping rolls raises the
upper one, the drive
chain holds the idler
sprocket wheel against
the tightener spring.
When the upper roll
drops back in place, the
TU^ L J 1 .L L jj I 1 1 1 tightener spring forces
1 tie hard oil cups on the shredder head and on the . i' & -
snapping rollers have long feed pipes to make oiling safe '"'' idler back.
Blower and Blower Pipe
The blower on the Little Giant husker and shredder is a one-piece malleable casting. It is
driven from the fly-wheel on the shredder head shaft at a speed sufficiently high to blow the stover
a considerable distance beyond the machine. The sections of pipe regularly supplied
with this blower are joined together by interlocking bands held in place by a thumb-
screw. These bands are of such a nature as to enable the operator to lengthen or
shorten the blower pipe quickly. They hold the sections of pipe together as securely
as if they were one continuous piece.
The hood which is attached to the end of the pipe enables the operator to
direct the delivery of the stover to any
part of the mov^^. This hood is controlled
by means of ropes which extend to the
Tw^enty feet of pipe are supplied
vAtYi each shredder. Additional sec-
tions will be furnished on special
order at extra cost.
On special order the Little Giant
Yifill be supplied with a swinging
blower which can be swung in
a complete circle.
The blower which is
with the Little Giant
Giant equipped w^ith
The interlocking bands of
the blower pipe are held
in place by a thumbscrew
McCormick Corn Pickers Reduce Expense and
Doing clean husking in an unusually trashy field with a McCormick corn picker
The farmer who raises large fields of corn, and does not use a corn binder but prefers to leave
the stalks standing in the field, is often confronted with the difficulty of securing help to harvest
his crop. Picking corn by hand is slow, unpleasant work. Farm hands will not do it if other work
is to be had. The work of harvesting corn by hand is a last resort unless a premium is paid. The
man who uses a McCormick corn picker always has his preference of help, because farm hands
would much rather operate a corn picker than harvest the crop by hand.
The McCormick corn picker is a practical, labor-saving machine. It husks one row at a time,
the capacity being limited only by the rate at which the horses walk. Under average conditions
it will pick and husk from five to seven acres a day.
The McCormick corn picker will meet all field conditions successfully. The gathering points
are unusually long and sloping. They can be set at an angle, which permits them to pick up down
stalks gradually. The sheet iron on the outer edge of each point is in the form of a large curved
roll, so that stalks can be drawn over the points without being broken.
There is a convenient lever provided on the McCormick corn picker for raising and lowering
the gathering points for different conditions of corn. When corn is straight and standing, it is
usually desirable to work with the points some distance from the ground. Where the corn is down
and tangled, it is necessary to set the points low so that they will pick up stalks that are crossways
of the row^.
This machine will not only snap the ears from the stalks that are standing, but it will get the
ears on the stalks that are down, tangled, and twisted. It will husk corn much cleaner than it is
usually husked by hand.
The McCormick Corn Picker is Equip- ^^
ped with Conveniences that You Will
Want on Your Machine
The elevator side of the
McCormick corn picker.
The elevator can be raised
high enough to accommo-
date any height of wagon
A special device on the Mc-
Cormick corn picker of unusual
importance is the lever for throw-
ing the wagon elevator out of
gear while the gathering chains,
husking rolls, etc., are still in
operation. This enables the
operator to husk to the end of
the row while the receiving
wagon is being turned for the next row, without
allowing ear corn to fall to the ground.
Snapping rollers show-
ing winding ribs. The
lower ends of the rollers
are supplied v^ith hard
oilers. The upper ends
are provided with re-
movable roller bearings
The capacity of the hopper at the lower end of the elevator is
great enough to take care of all the corn that is ordinarily husked
while the wagon is being turned.
When the picker and wagon are in position to start down the
next row, it is only necessary for the operator to give the lever a
kick to start the elevator going again.
The shipper lever, which operates the main clutch for throwing
the McCormick corn picker in and out of gear, is located where
the operator can reach it easily with his foot.
This machine is regularly equipped with a five-horse hitch,
which can be quickly made into a four-horse hitch, if desired.
The hitch is constructed so that the machine can be drawn by
two or three horses when being transported from one
field to another.
Draft is reduced by means of rollers and self-
aligning bearings, and the proper
arrangement of the parts
A caster wheel is provided regu-
larly which prevents the tongue
from whipping and causes the ma-
chine to run steadily over rough
^ The McCormick Does Clean Husking Without Shelling
Side view of McCormick corn picker showing construction of gatherers and location of levers
Gathering chains with lugs are placed just inside the gathering points to assist in picking up
down and tangled corn and to help forward it to the snapping rollers. These chains are provided
with efficient tighteners, which have ample latitude for adjustment. No matter how long the
machine is used, it is never necessary to remove any of the links to tighten the chain.
The gathering-chain shaft is driven through a safety clutch, which will slip should anything get
caught in the gathering chains, thus preventing breakage.
The snapping rollers illustrated on the opposite page have ribs which wind around the
rollers. These ribs start at the point and wind toward the top, much in the form of a corkscrew.
The ribs on the different rollers run in opposite directions, and the rollers are assembled so that
the rib of one roller will run in the groove of the other. The ribs have cam-shaped enlargements
at regular intervals which work in conjunction with similar enlargements in the grooves of the
opposite roller. The function of these enlargements is to snap the ears from the stalks with a
gradually increasing pressure. This avoids shelling corn from the butt of the ear.
The winding ribs work the stalks through the rollers rapidly. There is never any danger of
clogging at this point.
A short distance from the upper ends, the ribs start to run straight around the rollers. This
prevents the stalks from being forced against the bearings.
Snapping Rollers — Continued
The space between the rollers can be changed by means of an adjustment on the outer roller.
This is an important feature, because when the corn is green and tough, it is necessary to run the
rollers close together, but when it is dry and crisp, the tension may be relieved and the rollers set
The frame which holds the outer snapping roller is sufficiently rigid for the work it has to do,
yet it will yield to permit the rollers to spread apart in case an obstruction should get betw^een them.
The snapping rollers are placed on the machine at an angle, which permits the snapped ears
to gravitate to the ear corn elevator which carries them to the husking rolls.
When working in down and lodged corn, some stalks are sure to be broken off by the snapping
rollers and carried to the elevator. These stalks would choke the machine and cause breakage if
they were not carried away immediately. To prevent this, trash rolls are furnished on the McCor-
mick corn picker. These rolls, which are located at the upper end of the elevator, snap off the
ears and carry the stalks out at the rear of the machine. The ears are carried to the husking rolls.
The trash rolls are driven from a balance-wheel shaft through a pair of strong bevel gears, one
of which is part of a safety clutch which prevents breakage should the trash rolls become clogged.
McCormick corn picker has eight husking rolls which operate in pairs. The surface of
Is is made up of alternating sections of ribs and cylinders. Each section consists of four
ribs, each one three inches long, running lengthwise
of the roll, and four plain cylinders or spaces of
corresponding size. In operation the rib section of
one roll runs in the cylinder section of the companion
roll. This construction makes it possible for the rolls to
take a stronger grasp on the husks.
Husking pegs are screwed into the cylinders betw^een
the ribs of the rolls, to assist in clean husking. These
pegs are especially valuable for work in dry corn, where
husking is difficult. They are made in two lengths with
different shaped heads, and can be replaced when worn.
Each pair of husking rolls is equipped with springs
at each end, which give sufficiently to prevent breakage
in case a hard substance gets between the rolls. When
running idle the husking rolls just come together, and
the pressure of the springs is exerted on the yokes
between the rolls instead of on the bearings. There
is no pressure on the rolls until they spring apart in
The rolls are placed in the machine at an inclination
that will permit the ears after being husked to gravitate
to the wagon elevator.
The husking rolls are provided at each end with
Agitators and Ear Pressers
The ear corn is delivered to the husking rolls from the snapping rollers
in almost every conceivable shape. Clean husking demands that some
means be provided for starting these ears lengthwise down the husking
rolls. This is accomplished by agitators, which are placed just above and
between each pair of rolls. These agitators are in the shape of an inverted
"T" and are provided w^ith saw-tooth shaped edges. They work back and
forth parallel to the husking rolls and assist in moving the ears at the proper
speed for clean husking.
Agitator fingers are placed over each pair of rolls, to keep the ears
from piling up. if it were not for these fingers, some of the ears would go
through the machine without being husked. These fingers revolve with
the under side traveling toward the upper end of the husking rolls and
force back any ears that have a tendency to ride by on other ears.
Retarders are also provided to prevent the ears from slipping over the
husking rolls too rapidly, leaving some of the ears unhusked. These ear
retarders are located at the lower end of the husking rolls, and give the
ears a slight pressure on the rolls just before the corn is deposited in the
The agitator shaft is driven through a safety clutch, which prevents
breakage should the fingers get caught.
Efficient Cleaner Chain
The function of the cleaner chain is to deliver to the ground the
husks that are torn from
the ears by the husking
View from above showing rolls. This chain is con-
agitator and ear pressers structed of metallic slats,
SO placed that in case
corn is shelled by the husking rolls it falls
between the slats to the perforated bottom.
The holes in the metallic bottom are of suffi-
cient size to allovkT dirt and seeds from
w^eeds to drop through, and yet are not large
enough to permit shelled corn to fall to the
The cleaner chain is in the form of an
endless apron, and as the under side travels
toward the front of the machine, the metallic
slats scrape the shelled corn into the wagon
The cleaner is provided with a wind shield
at the rear to prevent the wind from holding the
husks under the husking rolls.
Cleaner chain, front view,
showing perforated bottom
Powerful Driving Mechanism
The driving mechanism on the McCormick corn picker is extremely simple and powerful Every
principle of mechanics which reduces friction and draft have been incorporated in this machine.
Power to drive all mechanism is transmitted by two large steel drive wheels to the main
countershaft by means of two heavy chains.
The husking-roll countershaft is driven directly from the main countershaft by a chain. Each
set of husking rolls is driven from the husking-roll countershaft by bevel gears and pinions.
The snapping rolls are driven from the main countershaft by a chain, bevel gears and pinions.
The gears are shielded to prevent the operator from becoming injured. The self-aligning knuckle
joint in the snapping roller gear shaft keeps the gears in perfect alignment, reduces friction and
wear, and avoids cramping the bearings.
The elevator which carries the ears from the snapping rollers to the husking rolls is driven
from the husking-roll countershaft by a knuckle-joint countershaft and spur gears.
All the mechanism on the McCormick corn picker is rigidly supported by a well-braced angle
iron main frame, trussed at the points where the greatest strain comes.
Good traction is insured by large, wide-faced drive wheels, well lugged. Scrapers are provided
for keeping these wheels clean when working on wet or sticky ground.
Rear view of the McCormick corn
picker showing simple and direct driv-
ing mechanism. This illustration shows
also the husking-roUs and cleaner chain
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CHARLOTTE. N. C.
COLUMBIA. S C.
COUNCIL BLUFFS. lA
OES MOINES. lA.
EAST ST. LOUIS. ILL.
EAU CLAIRE. WIS.
ELMIRA. N. Y
FARGO. N D.
FT DODGE. lA.
FT WAYNE. IND.
GRAND FORKS. N D.
GRAND RAPIDS. MICH
GREEN BAY WIS.
KANSAS CITY. MO
LITTLE ROCK. ARK.
MASON CITY. lA.
MINOT. N D.
NEW ALBANY. IND.
NEW ORLEANS. LA.
OGDENSBURG. N. Y.
PARKERSBURG. W VA.
ST. CLOUD. MINN.
ST JOSEPH. MO.
ST. LOUIS. MO.
SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH
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SIOUX CITY. lA.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D.
SOUTH BEND. IND.
TERRE HAUTE. IND.
WATERTOWN. S. D.
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