1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Portable PTO Power UnitBennett Osmonson, Gully, Minn., built a portable pto power unit out of an old truck to power silage blowers and grain augers.
"It's built from the front chassis of a 1961 IHC truck. The engine, transmission and front axle are all intact. I welded a second axle to the other end of the cut-off frame and fitted it with small castor wheels for easy positioning of the unit. A transfer case from an old feed grinder with 3.4 to 1 reduction reverses rotation of the truck pto to power farm equipment.
"I modified the hand brake, which can be locked in the disengaged position, to work as a clutch to control the engine and routed the exhaust up and forward to a front-mounted muffler. Added lights help see for night running. The truck instruments were remounted near the clutch for ease of observation. To service the engine, the entire front hood hinges rearward. Also, we mounted a 32-gal. fuel tank on the frame and added a combine governor to hold speed constant."
Contact FARM SHOW Followup, Bennett Osmonson, Rt. 1, Box 65, Gully, Minn. 56646 (ph 218 435-1624).
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