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Portable Pto Unit Helps Test Equipment In Shop
“We call it the Shop Dog and there’s no other machine like it that we know of,” says Brendan Leep, Manhattan, Mont., about the new shop machine he developed with partner Brad Moss. It’s designed to replace the need for a tractor during implement set-up or maintenance.
  The machine is fitted with a pto, 2 hydraulic remotes, and a 12-volt power system. The pto turns anywhere from 0 to 110 rpm’s and can be remote-controlled. The rig also has a 7-pin plug for operating field lights, tail lights, and flashing lights and a 3-prong plug for activating an implement monitor so sensor problems can be diagnosed. There’s also an amp meter and a hydraulic pressure gauge.
  “We accomplish all of this while using 220-volt power that can be found in almost any shop,” says Leep.
  The hydraulic remotes can be used to raise and lower cylinders and to do everything from lifting and lowering a baler’s pickup to unfolding and folding tillage equipment.
  The hydrostatically-controlled pto system lets you precisely operate the implement at whatever speed you need to watch what’s going on. By running the pto slow and using the remote control you can find the masters link in a chain, locate grease zerks, fine tune bale knotters, check bearings and belts, and so forth.
  The Shop Dog even has a canister for excess oil that accumulates from connecting and disconnecting hoses, and a convenient carrier for pto adapters or hitch pins.
  The Shop Dog has a MSRP of $12,500.
  Videos and more information can be found at the company’s website.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brendan Leep, 12247 Prairie Rd., Manhattan, Mont. 59741 (ph 406 209-1430 or 406 539-9498; brendanleep@gmail.com; www.shopdogindustries.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #2