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Can Crusher Powered By 1/2 Hp Motor
For $6 and a few spare parts, Ernest Rowe built a powered can crusher that mounts under a bench in his garage.
The Fountain, Minn., farmer's machine consists of a couple old 15-in. car tires (with wheels and hubs) and a "space saver" spare tire, all powered by a 1/2 hp electric motor and V-belt pulley.
He simply bolted the wheel hubs to a 2 by 12-in. plank which he then mounted to a wall of his garage. The two tires turn tight against each other.
Next Rowe spot welded the rim of the space saver spare to the wheel on the right. He runs a large V-belt around the small spare tire to turn the two wheels.
He built a plywood bench over the can crusher and feeds cans down through a small hole in the top.
To stop moisture build-up on the tires causing them to slip, Rowe screwed 10 4-in. braising rods every 12 in. around the treads. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ernest Rowe, Rt. 1, Box 18, Fountain, Minn. 55935 (ph 507 352-2256).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2