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Self-Propelled Grader
"It's been seen by thousands of people at shows and parades," says Earl L. McEvers, Patterson, Ill., about the self-propelled articulated grader he built several years ago to do light grading on his farm.
He spent 2 to 3 years building it in his spare time. "It's powered by an old International 1-cyl. hopper water-cooled engine rated at 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hp. Maxi-mum pulley speed is 500 rpm's. The gearbox is a 6-speed Wheel Horse transaxle, and the wheels also came off a Wheel Horse. The hydraulic pump is at the rear of the machine, powered by a V-belt off the engine.
"The grader has 6 hyd. cylinders. One turns the front wheels, one articulates the tractor, one turns the blade, one side-shifts the blade, and two raise and lower the blade.
"The machine is 9 ft. long and has a 5-ft. blade. It was built from almost all used parts."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Earl L. McEvers, Patterson, Ill. 62078 (ph 217 927-4258).

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1990 - Volume #14, Issue #5