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Old 12-09-2000, 07:07 PM
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Default PTO post hole auger

Now, first of all, don't jump all over me.
I was wondering if anyone has hooked up a PTO
to their D-20 transfer case, and then hooked up
a three point hitch with an auger powered by the
PTO on their Jeepster. I know that right after
World War Two, one of the great appeals of the
CJ line of Jeeps was all the things you could hook
up to it. Trenching machines, plows, pumps, augers,
etc. They tried to sell it as a do everything machine
for the farmer. Anyway, I don't see any technical problem
to using a Jeepster the same way. I have about 100 post
holes to dig, and I would rather buy equipment that I could
keep when I am done. I can weld. Besides, it would be cool too! :-)
So, does anyone see any potential problems with this?
(everything would be removed after the job was done, except
the PTO.)
Thanks.
Ross in Boulder Colorado
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No, I think that would be a great idea. I am working on the same sort of deal for a willys wagon right now but for seeders and such, not an auger. Problems I see are the cost of the auger (ever checked the price?) Then the 3 point hitch would have to be a work of art to be stable and strong, you would need supports going back into the bed bolting into the frame. Your Rear x-member would need to be replaced with some real steel, not toy tin, and wow would theat be cool. You might even consider boxing the rear frame just in case. I never have looked at routing a PTO shaft to the rear of a Jeepster, the willys wagon I am working on is starting to become a bear to get a shaft back there. Even better!! Mount it on the front. That way you have the wieght of the engine up there and a lot more frame to mount to so you can make it strong. I would still suggest plating the front frame rails back to the motor mounts so you don't have anything crack. With ross steering you would be set to go, all clear for the shft to come in I think. With saginaw it is a tight fit. If there wver was a hurricane in Boulder you could auger right in and secure the Jeepster. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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I think the old military vehicles actually ran a hydraulic pump from the pto with soft lines running to the rear. You could do this easily and possibly make a three point hitch mounted to a reciever hitch. You would need a tank for a reservior also. I saw a Jeep with this type of setup.
You're going to spend some money though.
You could go to a rental store and rent a skid-steer loader with an auger and complete 100 holes in a couple of hours and would probably spend less than $200.00, much less than you would have in the Jeepster setup.
Yea, I know it would be cool, just thought I'd put in my 2 cents worth.
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Never seen a hydraulic auger fo small equipment.............

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Yep, you can get hydraulic pumps that will run off of a pto or anything that turns a constant speed and do basically anything with the hydraulics. Many skid-steer loader attachments run hydraulically and so do many other pieces of construction equipment.
This would save you the trouble of trying to run a driveshaft to the rear of a vehicle. You can use quick connect fittings to easily hook-up and remove any attachments that you have.


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I have tried to reply to this post
for days now, and each time it would not
work. So here is a short reply, because this
one will probably be in vain too.
RQ, thanks a lot for the military lead. I will
see if I can find more on the hyd pump attached
to the transfer case idea. This sounds great. I
would love to have a couple of hyd line out the
back or front. Much simpler than a driveshaft also.
A removable hyd winch for the back would be nice too.
Even make it possible to plug in a hyd dump trailer.
If you or anyone else come across any leads for such
a hyd setup, please let me know.
And Hurc, once I learned to weld, all of my bumpers
are custom made, over and over again.
Thanks again.
Ross in Boulder Colorado
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Look for a place in your area that does truck bodies, liftgates, snow plows etc.
They should have a source for underhood hydraulics that run off a fan belt driven clutch pump. This stuff is expensive as is a pto driven hydraulic system. Over $1000 by the time you get done.
What you are trying to do would best be done with the mechanical shaft driven stuff if you had all the components and a transfer case mount pto ( pretty scarce).Rental sounds more feasible. Most old military stuff was mechanical shaft driven.
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You can go to a Ditchwitch dealer or even a rental store and look at a "boring attachment" for a trencher. That would be a good example for you.

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Thanks a lot for all your help guys.
It looks like I will be chasing down
parts and ideas for quite a while now.
Another part of the equation is the "cool"
factor. Sometimes it outweighs the "economicy
feasable" factor. It may take a while but I
will get back to you all.
Thanks again
Ross in Boulder Colorado
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When me and my buddies compare Jeeps, I always throw in the "Cool Factor". No one can disagree with me that I definately have the "Cool Factor" with my Jeepster!

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