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Tractor powers two dryers at once
Dennis Klein, Crooks, S. Dak., liked his 450 Grain Chief grain dryer but he needed more capacity. He couldn't justify the price of a bigger dryer and he didn't want to tie up a second tractor, so he bought a second Grain Chief dryer and powers both machines off a single tractor using a splitter gearbox.
Klein bought the 1:1 gearbox, which has one input shaft and two output shafts, at a local implement store and mounted it on an angle iron stand that welds to the tongue of one of the dryers. A telescoping pto shaft runs over to the second dryer.
Klein powers the dryers with either a Deere 4020 or 4440 and says the pair of dryers help keep his combine going at harvest without a wait for dryer time.


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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #6