1996 - Volume #20, Issue #1, Page #12[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Easy-To-Build Horse-Drawn Power Unit
"It lets you use horses with powered equipment. Great for hay-making," says Arthur Chadwick, Sutton, N.H., who uses automotive rear ends to build powered "sulkies".
Each unit consists simply of a rear end turned backwards and fited with auto tires. A metal platform mounts between the wheels along with a bench-type seat. A pto shaft is fitted to the shaft on the rear end so that as the wheels turn, driving the rear end, the pto turns. A drawbar pulls on the other end of the sulky. A gearbox mounted just ahead of the seat lets the operator shift the unit in and out of gear.
There's also a wagon hitch on back. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Arthur Chadwick, RFD 1, Box 116A, N.H. 03221 (ph 603 927-4610 or 603 927-4973).
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