1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Portable PTO Takes the Place of a TractorA 15-hp. portable electric-powered pto frees up a tractor for Melvin Rovey, Farmersville, Ill.
Unlike a tractor, Rovey says his portable pto requires virtually no maintenance and no refueling.
Rovey made the pto trailer from the frame of an old field harrow. It's fitted with two 7.5 hp. single phase electric motors. He used the two single phase motors instead of a single 15 hp. motor because his rural electric power lines won't start a 15 hp. motor. To get up to full power, he starts the two 7.5 hp. motors one at a time with the auger running at idle.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Melvin Rovey, Farmersville, Ill. 62533.
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