1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Combine converted to 4WD"It's great insurance for combining in mud and it cost far less to build than any commercial rear axle drive on the market," says Robert Greenlee, Okmulgee, Oki., who converted a Massey 510 combine to 4-WD by replacing the rear axle with the front steering axle from a 4-WD military truck driven by an extra engine and transmission from a 1971 Ford Plnto car.
The add-on engine mounts on top of the combine, behind the grain tank. A drive-shaft off the transmission powers a pair of sprockets that chain-drive a pto shaft beneath the rear of the combine that drives the steering axle.
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