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John Deer Gear Reduction for Pulley Shaft?


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OK, I am not really sure what this is but I got two of them, both marked John Deere. It looks like they were for a tumble shaft to speed or slow it down with a gear unit. I don't think I have ever seen one in a book but I assume they went with a power sweep to run a hay press but its just a guess? I got a different one that is made basically like them. The first one I got came from a Convent where a bunch of Nuns were using it with a gas engine to turn a 5 gal White mountian ice cream maker and it seemed to have worked pretty good for that and I have thought about using it in the blacksmith shop for the line drive. If someone knows, please help me out. Thanks
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That three speed option is cool!!
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I believe that it's the drive unit from a Deere wagon hoist / elevator drive unit. There was a large frame work and cradle that you pulled your wagon front axle on to. Then uncouple from the tractor and the hoist would lift the wagon and the load would be dropped onto the elevator to be elevated to the top of the grainery. The unit also drove the elevator via a pto on the mechanism. They were very popular in the corn belt in the days before the hydraulic wagon hoist. At one time we had one but dad cut it up for steel for another project.
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OK, thanks, I got someone I can search off of now. We never had much corn in this country, mostly wheat. Most of the grainaries and elevators I have seen had dumping logs for the wagon to pull on and then they were unlocked so they worked like a teter totter for dumping into the pit.
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For anyone else interested, I finally found a reference to it on SMJ website, while as FWurth pointed out, its usually shown on the wagon lift, there are also pictures of it directly on elevators and even with a horse power drive. Glad to have them, will be put to good use!
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Great pictures of it set up. Deere figured it as a portable outfit,but one look shows just how much effort was required to get every thing ready for work! All this at a time when the prosperous farmers were building on farm grain barns with the drive through alley way and the indoor elevating leg for handling ear corn. Many of those barns still stand in the Midwest, but their slowly loosing out to urban sprawl. Saw a nice old farmstead with such a barn, no longer in use the other day, track hoe at the ready to destroy all.
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I am eventually going to be looking for a small wooden leg for wheat. When I was a kid there were lots of little elevators moved to farms from the RR track when trucks got too big, now they are all gone. I am going to justify this for seed wheat, I am not saying its a smart justification but its one I am going to use.
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