Power Screen Trommel

This monster appeared near Mary’s Vassar Farms plot:

Power Screen Trommel - right
Power Screen Trommel – right

I had to look up trommel, too.

Apparently suffering a breakdown, it spent the next two weeks idle with all its covers open. The can of WD-40 makes a nice touch, but the condition of the central lubrication panel suggested the last grease went through those Zerk fittings quite a while ago:

Power Screen Trommel - lube panel
Power Screen Trommel – lube panel

The manufacturer’s information label, tucked in a protected position, remains pristine:

Power Screen Trommel - mfg plate
Power Screen Trommel – mfg plate

Scrawled notes near the control panel noted that someone installed new oil and fuel filters in late 2004, with 4103 hours on the running time meter:

Power Screen Trommel - controls
Power Screen Trommel – controls

Then, one day, it vanished, perhaps back into the mysterious universe from whence it came …