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Old 12-16-2009, 08:43 PM
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It appeared to me that on the new spreaders (China) the axles are made from sheet metal rolled up to make a tube. I thought the plastic hoppers were a little more stiff. And the metal parts seemed more shiny.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:38 PM
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Yeah, when I saw the shipping boxes at the local JDL with 'MADE IN CHINA' printed on it I knew that I had already purchased my last one.

One bad incident with a Chinese-made pipe wrench will alter your view of things. I saw a whole sky full of stars when the things snapped in half.

As to the roll pins, I gave up on trying to keep them where they should be. I would replace the worn pins with stainless steel cotter pins lathered up with never-seize. Keep a whole bunch of them (both sizes) in the glove compartment.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:02 PM
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do yourselves a favor, buy stainless roll and cotter pins.
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