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- July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm #43966
Have a broken #9 that is only good for parts or experimentation so decided to make a pto cart for my tedder. How is yours working out for you? Any modifications you would do different? Did you use #50 or #60 chain and sprockets?
RichardAugust 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm #74587
Hi Richard, My cart has only been partially successful. I continue to think I will eventually make it do what I want. The big difficulty is matching the work you want to do with the weight of the pto cart you use. In my case I want to pull a 14′ four star tedder, and my cart; as is, will pull a two star tedder well, but skids a little with the added load of the larger tedder. I have recently put wider, heavier wheels on it and that made it work better. I am planning to weld better lugs on next; and if that is not enough I will eventually add some weight. I can’t remember which chain I used, I think it was 60. Which is heavier? Mechanically the cart works well and is pretty simple. I did use it in a couple lighter fields this year and it worked great until I plugged the chain up. Needs a better guard under the chain! Donn
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