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Old 08-06-2022, 05:36 AM
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on to 2nd design. I can see where the movement of the cutting bar helps go thru the soil though. It sure looks like you are getting a good body shaking though. Good way to mix up your stomach contents to better process your lunch.

Any worries about the vibrations doing damage to the tractor though? The front end seems to be bouncing quite a bit. Would hate to see the front wheels break off due to all the jumping up and down.

If you had live hydraulics, or maybe run a hydraulic pump off the PTO, and then use a Hydraulic motor to run the Eccentric drive, you could then use a flow valve to vary the speed of the motor. Not sure of your resource pile of hydraulic pumps and motors. Other down side is another possible problem of leaking Hydraulic oil in your farm field if something breaks.

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