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Portable Electric PTO
An old truck transmission hooked to an electric motor makes a nifty portable pto for New York farmer John Canne who farms near Phelps.
"We like the fact that we can vary pto speed from very slow to regular speed and even put it in reverse, if needed," says Canne, who uses the cart-mounted pto to power an auger from a continuous flow grain dryer, as well as other equipment.
A 3-hp. electric motor belt-drives a 4-speed truck transmission via a large drive pulley mounted on the input shaft. A splined pto shaft ataches to the output driveshaft. The shift lever is in place at the top of the transmission and is used normally. Motor and transmission are anchored to a metal platform mounted on a two-wheeled chassis. Since the accompanying photo was taken Canne has added a caster wheel in place of the front jack that makes it handier to move the pto cart around.
The only parts he had to buy were the electric motor and a bearing. He found everything else in his scrap pile.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Canne, 792 Co. Rd. #6, Phelps, N.Y. 14532 (ph 315-946-6438).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #2