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"Best Buy" Cat Handles Pto-Operated Equipment
Michael Zimmerman, Zimmerman Tractor, Versailles, Mo., is pleased with his 1981 Caterpillar D5BSA crawler tractor which he modified to power pto-operated equipment.
  “We bought this crawler used and replaced the undercarriage with all new parts. We also installed a 540 and 1,000 rpm pto off a White 2-150 wheeled tractor’ so we can use the crawler on pto-operated equipment.
  “In addition, we replaced the crawler’s original fuel injection pump with an Interim Scroll fuel-injected pump and added a bigger manifold and turbocharger off a Challenger 65 crawler, which boosted the horsepower from 165 to 200.
  “This crawler works nice to operate a 3-row silage chopper in wet fields. It has a 6-speed transmission and hydraulic steering, which handles real nice. It’ll outperform any 4-WD tractor doing tillage work on less fuel, less soil compaction and very little slippage. It also rides nicer in the field than wheeled tractors do. We have two of these crawlers on our farm and are well pleased with them.”   
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Michael Zimmerman, Zimmerman Tractor, 13874 Hwy. 5, Versailles, Mo. 65084 (ph 573 378-7210).

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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6