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Home-Built Electric PTO
Richard Anderson, Claremont, S. Dak., built an electric-powered pto to power his grain elevators and augers.
"I mounted a 4-speed pickup transmission and a 5 hp. electric motor on a two-wheel trailer. The two V-belt pulleys that connect the motor and the transmission are sized so that the pto shaft connected to the transmission provides approximately 540 rpm's with the transmission in 4th gear.
"I made the pto primarily to power an auger used to take corn from a continuous flow dryer. Because the flow of corn from the dryer was small, I wanted a way to drive the auger slow to save wear on it. It also works good to reverse the auger for cleanout."

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #2