1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
PTO winch unstucks bogged down machiner
Wiley notes that the winch works better than a tractor and log chain because there's a steadier pull, with no jerking on equipment.
The inventors purchased the winch at a salvage yard and fitted it with 200-ft. long, 1-in. dia. cable. The rig's framework was taken from an old Massey combine, an axle from a pickup truck, and the pto from a forage blower.
A hammermill screen fits over the winch to guide the cable onto the spool and to protect the tractor driver if the cable should break. A "dozer blade" on back digs in and acts as an anchor when pulling, allowing for the use of a smaller tractor. The inventors have about $500 invested in their machine.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ross Wiley, Rt. 3, Vinton, Iowa 52349.
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