1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
PTO Buzz Saw DriveIowa farmer Wayne Jenkins says the pto conversion he rigged up for his belt-drive buzz saw makes wood cutting easier.
"I got tired of always having to keep the belt in line and the saw anchored solidly. I remembered that years ago a company made a kit to convert belt-driven hammermills to pto drive and thought I could come up with my own pto drive," says Jenkins.
He solution was to mount a car tire up next to the drive pulley. He drives the tire with a pto and it turns the pulley by friction.
"I used the power shaft, bearings, and the drive pulley hub from a junked Gehl chopper. I machined the pulley hub so it would fit the hub on a 13-in. car tire and then drilled and tapped holes to fit the lug bolts used to hold the wheel on.
"I then lined up the tire against the pulley and mounted bearings on the saw frame. To get the right pressure of the tire against the pulley the bearings can be adjusted up or down or the air pressure in the tire can be adjusted."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wayne Jenkins, Rt. 1, Springville, Iowa 52336.
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