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#1 timtractor ONLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 10:11 AM

:wave:Hi everyone.

I got this 540 PTO attachment at a swap meet in Minnesota.

:confuse: I was wondering what tractor this attachment goes to.
Could this be for a Panzer or for a Sears Suburban? If not what is it for? :confuse:
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Posted January 24, 2012 - 10:54 AM

I don't recall seeing an attachment like this for Panzer, but it could surprise me. If it were, it would have to be mounted on the side of the tractor which wouldn't make too much sense.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 01:17 PM

Almost have to be something with a shaft drive or at least a front-to-back engine orientation.

99% sure its not Suburban.

The square end of the shaft, is it truely square?

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 01:44 PM

The shaft is round except for the last 2 inches. Then it is exactly square.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:00 PM

not panzer, they never had that kind of pto style

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 04:30 PM

Never seen anything quite like that, and have no clue what it is used for. But there are loads of gizmo's out here made for a specific purpose.
I know of a farmer that for years set a large nurse Tank on a hay rack along with his JD Garden tractor, with a homemade pulley drive, to drive a pump to both keep the tank mixed and to transfer to his sprayer. I can't say that is homemade, but have learned to put nothing past a handy farmer with a plan. Be sure to let us know if you find out what it is!

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 05:44 PM

No idea of brand application from me either.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 05:58 PM

I have no idea what it would fit. I've never seen anything like it before. It seems that it reduces the speed with the belt, and then increases the speed again with the chain. There may be a slight reduction from the start to the finish overall, but I think it's primary purpose is to switch from the square shaft to the more common PTO type.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 07:45 PM

If ya look again it has a double reduction. The chain slows RPM even more. Most surely for converting 3600 RPM to 540 RPM.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 07:55 PM

If ya look again it has a double reduction. The chain slows RPM even more. Most surely for converting 3600 RPM to 540 RPM.


You're right. Duh, sorry LOL!

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 08:12 PM

Totaly lost on that.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 10:12 PM

Almost definitely an attachment to get 540 RPM PTO from a garden tractor of some kind.

I know that Bolens and Cub Cadets had them. They were good for running low HP things like hay elevators, grain augers, etc.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 11:21 PM

When I look at this more... from the top view. It would be for a front mount based on the way it would mount (2 plates on side) and the shaft looks like it gets plugged into an existing front PTO or directly into a collar on an engine.

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 12:27 AM

One thing about the mounting is the two stabilizer rods for support. The other thing there is an adaptor to go to the next size bigger PTO shaft size on there. If that helps anyone?

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Posted January 25, 2012 - 05:22 AM

Well, if it was going onto a Bolens tube frame...you would use those two bolts on the frame to mount it on the tabs on the bottom of the front axle, and I'm assuming that the 'hook' on the right side (looking at pic 3) would go over the top of the axle to support it.

Then you would use a universal that slides onto the front PTO. That universal would have to have been supplied by the manufacturer though, as the Bolens PTO shafts are all 3/4" x 7/8", not square. Haban did that with their Sickle-Mos for the Bolens tube frames.

Heres a pic of a front mounted, PTO driven attachment for a Bolens tube frame to illustrate what I'm talking about.

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