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Can Crusher Powered By 1/2 HP Motor
Crushing aluminum cans and plastic bottles is quick and easy for Tom McRae, St. Walburg, Sask., who made a can compacting machine mostly out of spare parts.
  The machine consists of a couple old 15-in. high, 10-in. wide pickup tires (with wheels and hubs) powered by a 1/2 hp electric motor and V-belt pulley. The motor belt-drives a jackshaft, which drives a flat pulley that rubs against one of the tires. The other tire turns freely. As a result, the two tires run up against each other, crushing the cans down to about 1/4-in. thick. The crushed cans are caught in a container beneath the tires.
  The wheels mount on top of a metal frame equipped with two small wheels so it can be moved around like a wheelbarrow. He mounted a metal container over the can crusher and feeds cans down through a small chute at the bottom.
  "It's simple to make and costs very little to build," says McRae.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom McRae, P.O. Box 661, St., Walburg, Sask., Canada S0M 2T0 (ph 306 344-4479).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3