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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #6, Page #04
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Engine-Driven Concrete Mixer Converted to Hydraulic Drive

Converting an old engine-driven cement mixer to hydraulic drive gave new life to a machine which would have been expensive to repair, says Fred Roth, Carlinville, Ill.
  A hydraulic motor chain-drives the mixer barrel. To operate the mixer Roth simply plugs a pair of hydraulic hoses into the remote outlets on his tractor.
  The mixer is designed to be pulled behind a pickup. It was originally powered by a 1-cyl. gas engine, but the engine was worn out. Roth replaced it with a hydraulic motor off a Deere combine reel and installed a large sprocket on the mixer drive.
  "We use it a lot to do a variety of small jobs around our farm," says Roth. "I operate it with the tractor idling at 700 to 800 rpm's so it doesn't use a lot of fuel. My only expense was $25 for a sprocket."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Fred Roth, Rt. 2, Carlinville, Ill. 62626 (ph 217 854-8634).

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