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PTO Powered Belt Drive Power Unit
"It'll handle any job that normally would require an internal combustion power unit or electric motor," says Dennis A. Wyant, North Liberty, Ind., who's developed a portable power unit that mounts on the tractor 3-pt. and is pto-powered.
Wyant originally built it to replace old gas engine power units that ran various sized floor pumps on his farm. "It's much cheaper than buying a new engine and clutch of adequate size, and makes use of idle tractors in rainy weather to power it," he notes.
The pto "porta-drive" mounts on the 3-pt. and runs in 90-lb. gear oil, powered by double 80 chain and sprocket. It's designed for a 1,000 rpm pto only and mounts on a Cat I or II 3-pt. hitch. It requires a 100 hp. or less tractor and puts out approximately 1,850 rpm's running in the opposite direction of the tractor pto. The unit has a sliding gearbox that lets you adjust belt tension without moving the tractor. It hooks up to the tractor in just seconds and can be hooked up in line or on side load applications.
Wyant has over 300 hrs. on his prototype and would like to compare notes with manufacturers interested in producing it commercially.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dennis Wyant, 30005 Madison Rd., North Liberty, Ind. 46554 (ph 219 656-3280).

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #4