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How to Buy Used Parts For a Manure Spreader

How to Buy Used Parts For a Manure Spreader

It doesn’t matter if you own a John Deere, a classic New Idea or rugged Massey Ferguson, sooner or later you will need some manure spreader parts in order to keep your machinery going. But if you are like most people, you may warily of buying used manure spreader parts from just anyone.

One Man’s Junk, Another Man’s Jewel

Finding parts for a manure spreader may not be as easy as you would think. First you have to do some homework concerning the manure spreader manufacturer, model number, style and functionality. Once you have down the basics, you should make a list of all the manure spreader parts you think you will need to purchase. While parts for manure spreaders are not uncommon, the specific type of used parts for your particular make and model may only come up for sale periodically.

By having a “wanted list”, you can make informed decisions as to the market value of various parts. Next you should know each item by its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part number.

Yes, a driveshaft is a drive shaft is a driveshaft but when dealing with aftermarket or even “vintage” parts, you need to have recorded the OEM part or model number so you can purchase the correct compatible replacement.

Places To Buy Parts

The first place to stop is your nearest farm equipment dealer or repair shop. These guys often buy entire used machines from former owners in order to “part out” (or dissemble) the most valuable or popular items to be sold to their customers.

Of course the shop will be reluctant to sell you the part outright. After all they make their money repairing or servicing machinery not selling used manure spreader parts. But if you have been a good customer in the past, they may be willing to sell you a few things.

Another place is the local farm equipment trading company or auction house. These businesses are designed to gather various farm related tools and machines and host a 1 or 2 day auction in order to sell them.

The advantage of these auctions is that they are local or at least regional and cater to a specific target market of buyers and sellers. So by attending several of these events, you can quickly see what is available in your local area. Plus you can physically inspect all parts as needed.

An online auction site can become a cheap place to buy manure spreader parts if you know how to buy items through the web. The advantages are you are exposed to a wider range parts than you would normally find with any other method.

Currently there are over 86,000 sites indexed on the topics selling or buying used parts for spreaders from New Idea, White farm machinery to New Holland to John Deere. With this many places to investigate is no wonder that you can locate just about any type, model or brand of manure spreader parts.