In Reply to: Re: 8N rototiller fabrications posted by John in Mich on April 10, 2020 at 14:14:23:
I second the motion, John! I too, would like to see what other folks have seen.
Surely such a device could prove quite useful; such that there must have been some development/experimentation, If not production?
John, That gives me an idea: I'm all for modernizing/modifying, adding live Hydraulics, power steering, cab, anything making 8N tractor more useful to my purposes.
When I get through working on quick release front end loader and backhoe attachment rebuild, I'll take a look at casting parts to machine a device that fits on 8Ns PTO, has choices of gear ratios, and is combined with an auxiliary hydraulic gear type pump.
Here's an aux PTO hydraulic pump for log splitters, backhoes and such: https://www.splitez.com/i//IMG_0791.JPG Never too busy to look at tractor toys (er, I mean tools ;-)
In the meantime, I've got plenty work keeping me busy on the tractor: starting some body and fender work (each dint & ding would have a story to tell if tractor could talk:-) Just picked up Majic primer and paint (to prevent rusting), so my plate is too full. lol
What other folks have seen out there will be a good starting point in ruminating about potential future projects, right now I'm way too busy to contemplate much more than merely considering potentials.
Really fascinating concept John, pleased you've brought subject up & I'm looking forward to hearing other's responses :-)