1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
3-Pt Hydraulic Cement Mixer"I bought a cement mixer at a farm sale for $65. As I expected, the 1/2 hp. electric motor was burnt out so I decided to find a new way to power it since the tub and frame were in good shape," says Gary Raschke, Chillicothe, Texas.
`"The big drive pulley on the pinion shaft was bent so I took it off and used a pair of sprockets along with a double roller chain to build a coupler so that I could use a hydraulic motor to drive it.
"I took the motor off the auger on my grain cart and I can now use it on either the cart or the mixer. I made a bracket to hold the motor in place - the double roller chain ties the two shafts together.
"The mixer is carried by a 3-pt. round bale carrier which I found at another sale for $25. The mixer dumps to the side of the tractor. I made a chute out of a 30-gal. barrel cut in half which lets me run concrete out past the side of the tractor. This lets me pour concrete into a row of post-holes without using a wheelbarrow.
"I particularly like the fact that there's no pto shaft involved. Makes it less noisy and safer."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gary Raschke, Rt. 2, Box 23, Chillicothe, Texas 79225.
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