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PTO winch unstucks bogged down machiner
Iowa farmers Ross Wiley and Earl Erger, of Vinton, built a pto-driven winch that "works great for pulling out stuck combines, tractors and other equipment, and also works well for pulling out tree stumps."
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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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6