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PTO Adapter Plate
Spencer Frost, Monticello, Utah, uses an old Plymouth Belvedere, a Ford Bronco and a Chevrolet pickup to power his pto-powered grain augers thanks to his pto adapter plate that bolts to wheel rims (Vol. 12, No. 6). Frost simply jacks the wheel about an in. off the ground, removes the tires, bolts on the adapter plate and puts the vehicle in gear. "The more gears in the transmission, the greater your control of auger speed. The Bronco, for ex-ample, has six forward and two reverse speeds so I can really slow the auger down. By shifting to reverse, I can run the auger back-ward to clean it out when switching between crops or fertilizer. A 15-gal. tank of fuel will fill a 7,500 bu. bin. That's about as much fuel as a tractor would use," says Frost, who sells adapter plates for $50. Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Spencer Frost, Box 1123, Monticello, Utah 84535.

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #5