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feed grinder????

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Old 12-09-2001, 04:57:48 PM
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I was serching thru an old barn and came across what appears to be a feed grinder or corn sheller, it has lettering on the hopper, front side reads, (made for john deer plow company)and below that it has in bold letters LETZ, it also reads the same on the back side of hopper,on one end of hopper it reads, NO.111-X and below that it reads, patend-oct 1911, may 1916, oct1917. on the other end it reads mfd. by letz mfg. co. crown point indiana. the belt pulley is 6in wide, the hopper opening is 20inx24in, and i was wondering what size engine would it take to run this,what was it used for, and whats it worth?. this machine is in very very nice condition,all the paint and lettering is on the hopper, and is not froze up, is there any way to date this. thanks tom. p.s. i already searched the barn for engines found none
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Old 12-09-2001, 05:15:06 PM
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My 1935 book shows a letz feed mill No 110.It recomends 10 to 20 hp and 600 to 850 rpm on the cylinder.This is as close as I found letz allso made husker shredders.
Old 12-09-2001, 09:10:36 PM
Tony Page
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Tom, The Letz feed grinders were designed to grind dried corn and the cob. This type of grinder was also called a burr mill. Most had burrs (grinding plates) from 8" to 12". If you have an 8" mill you can get by with 5or6 hp if it has a lot of torque(like a hit&miss). If the burrs are larger you will need more. If the hopper has the animals painted on the side, it was built after the late 20's. Tony
Old 12-10-2001, 01:06:31 AM
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Ive got a Letz that has 16x22 hopper with 6in.burr plates.Just to give you idea on price. I gave 100.00 for it.It doesnt have much paint on it but in good shape with extra plate.Bobrr
Old 12-10-2001, 11:15:28 AM
Larry Sleznikow
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I run one like that with a 3-5hp IHC LA and it plays with it grinding shelled corn. I keep the engine throttled down. Larry
Old 12-10-2001, 06:44:18 PM
Bill D.
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From what I have seen at auctions, if you can buy any feed grinder (burr mill) in good working condition for under $100, you're doing good.
Old 12-10-2001, 10:04:02 PM
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thanks for the help on my feed grinder, its a lot of help, tom


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