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Fenceline Mower Follows Ground Contour
Keeping fencelines trimmed up neat is easy for Illinois farmer Milton Ruppert since he built a side-mounted mower that reaches under low lying fence wires.
The mowing assembly mounts on front of the tractor. It's belt-driven by a shaft that runs back under the tractor to the pto. The shaft is chain-driven by a sprocket mounted on the pto.
The front end of the driveshaft is fitted with a V-belt pulley. The V-belt drives a pulley on a hinged joint which in turns drives a second belt that runs to a pulley on top of the mower head.
A hydraulic cylinder on the side opposite the mower attaches to a chain that raises and lowers the mower to follow ground contour.
The mower is fitted with a metal disk with cutting blades.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Milton Ruppert, 14329 Route 185, Hillsboror, Ill. 62049 (ph 217 534-2502).

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1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6