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powermax_paul
I've been doing some digging and not with my backhoe. I think I can design a reasonable reduction unit for 540 1-3/8"-6 PTO and get the parts to convert a powermax to Cat 1 hitch. This would allow use of many aftermarket attachments made for Kubota, John Deere, New Holland and other compact tractors up to 25 hp. Cost for parts etc could range from $400 to $500. Would this interest anyone? Paul

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powermax_paul
This is the initial design. I'm working on the cost estimate tonite.
[img]http://www.epho.com/pkjorlie/PTO_Conv.jpg[/img]
What I'm thinking is if I can get enough donations from members to my paypal account, to buy the parts for my own conversion, I will have the detailed drawings and parts list/suppliers posted to the site permanently. Paul

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powermax_paul
Nelson, Timing belt won't transmit the HP required unless it is 3"+ wide which puts the 540 pto shaft out too far for most Cat 1 attachments. This would have to be a chain drive. The lift arms aren't really longer, they just have more offset to get to the required 26" Cat 1 width. And they would have the 7/8" pin holes. Paul

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npalen
Paul, I see what you're saying. I normally change lower pins on CAT1 implements to CAT0 and use the 5/8" pin in the upper link for my Allis 720. (little sloppy fit) Having CAT1 offset arms would have it's advantages and it would also be nice to have the 540 PTO conversion. Nelson

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powermax_paul
Since there seems to be only limited interest, I will sell plans individually. Plans will include detailed drawing of the fabrication and a list of purchased parts and sourcing for each part. Price will likely be about $10 for everything furnished in PDF format. I'll put a reminder up in the for sale section from time to time like I do with the Backhoe Plans. Paul

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acfarmer
I've actually gone the opposite direction on a small compact changed the Cat 1 to Cat 0.Cat 1 implements are usually to much for tractors like the Powermax series to handle.

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