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Auger wagon

Where can I obtain parts for a 100-bu. Heider auger wagon?
Denzel Ford
via e-mail

Scranton Manufacturing offers running gears and box parts for Heider auger wagons. Contact the company at Box 336, Scranton, IA 51462, 712/652-3396.

Grinder/mixer parts

I need to know where I can get parts for a Brady grinder mixer.
Chad Sampson
via e-mail

Contact Hiniker Co., Box 3047, Mankato, MN 56001, 507/625-6621. Ask for Jerry in the Parts Department at ext. 306.

Hitch company

Can you give me any information about the company that produced the “Metro” quick hitch? It's a 3-pt. hitch for connecting to grain wagons by pulling a rope connected to a spring-loaded hook.
Gordon Von Qualen
via e-mail

Contact Metro Machines & Engineering Corp., 8001 Wallace Rd., Eden Prairie, MN 55344, 952/937-2800,

Saw parts

I'm looking for a place to get a manual and parts for a Clausing Startrite SC 350 D three-phase chop saw. I don't even know where to start looking.
Mitch Helmuth
via e-mail

Try Clausing Service Center, 811 Eisenhower South, Goshen, IN 46526, 574/533-0371,

I am looking for parts for a 110 McCulloch chain saw.
Roger Myers
Humboldt, IA

Check with McCulloch Corp., 6885 E. Southpoint Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706, 800/982-2978, 520/574-4100,

Company gone

I have an ILIS Preg-test handheld machine. The company has disappeared.
Wayne Heal
Bunker Hill, IL

The company, International Livestock Improvement Services Corp., formerly of Ames, IA, has disappeared, and our hog experts don't know where to find it.

Water heater

I have an LP gas water tank heater made by Johnson Gas Appliance. I need the operator's manual. The company was in Cedar Rapids, IA, but I could not make contact with them.
Wally Backes
Cold Spring, MN

We found the company at 520 E. Ave. N.W., Cedar Rapids, IA 52405, but it doesn't handle the heaters. Try Ritchie Industries instead. You may reach Ritchie at 120 S. Main, Conrad, IA 50621, 800/747-0222,

Out of business

I am looking for parts for a Bishman Command tire machine.
Henry Buschmann
Ute, IA

The company Bishman has been out of business for many years, and we have not been able to locate parts for its machines.

I recently purchased a FMC Sidewinder roto-tiller at a farm sale and would like to know where I can get an operator's manual and where to go for parts. The casting on the gearbox says it was made in Swidell, LA.
Jeff Grant
via e-mail

The Sidewinder line of equipment was sold to LDI Inc., which is no longer in business. We were unable to locate any other company selling parts.

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