Hi Dan -- our spreader "caddy's" are 3 years old, but it's just surface rust that you see. (Need primer & black paint every year.) The deflector shield is shown between the bottom of the hopper & the gear box below. (not a very detailed pic). Just ordered more 288's from Pace Supply from Fairfax, IA -- (just outside Cedar Rapids). About $500 per spreader including deflector & hopper cover, plus shipping. They told me that Spyker offers the same style spreader caddy, but it's about $150.......ouch -- we'll make our own.