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Tom McArdle    Posted 09-30-2016 at 13:02:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • cordwood buzz saw
  • I have a questions about the cordwood saw...I am interested in purchasing one of these for use on my woodlot, and to show at an annual farm day event here, but I don't own a 2N,8N, etc tractor. What I do have is a D15 allis and a 1953 Willy truck with a rear PTO. The Allis has a 1-3/8" PTO, but the output is higher on the tractor than the Ford's. The Willys has a square output shaft, but a belt pulley can be found for it. My question is can I adapt the 1-3/8" to a 1-1/8" and use this with the Allis or use it with the Willy truck, although it would have to be set up as a stationary unit since the truck has no lift. I have seen several posts on this forum regarding the cordwood saws, so am looking for advice from some of the experts here. HELP! Thanks!

    Jimmyjack    Posted 10-02-2016 at 17:47:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I cut a lot of wood with a cordwood saw. That said I do not believe that a direct drive PTO shaft to the cutting shaft is safe. No give. I added my pulley to the rig and ran the shaft from the tractor to the pulley. The short belt gives a safety factor if you pinch the blade or hit a knot etc. You can then use the sawrig with any three point tractor and PTO.

    Tom McArdle    Posted 10-02-2016 at 19:08:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Jimmyjack. I had not thought of that regarding the direct drive shaft, but it makes good sense. Can you take a picture of your set up and post it. The Ford N series were set up so that the pulley had a flange that bolted directly to the gear box housing. My D15 is not set up that way, so will need a way when pulley is slid on pto shaft, it can be pinned or use some other method to hold it on the shaft. Your idea, if I understand what you have uses a short belt to take up shock loads along with a short universal drive shaft. Sounds brilliant and would love to see a picture. Thanks!

    Jimmyjack    Posted 10-12-2016 at 09:09:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Pictures sent, let me know if you didnt get them. J

    Jimmyjack    Posted 10-08-2016 at 17:30:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sorry Tom, computer problems, Ill try to catch up soon. J

    Jimm    Posted 10-02-2016 at 20:12:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Will do but give me a day or three. Im in Seattle and have to get back to Wis.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 10-01-2016 at 04:12:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Here one with the PTO shaft working on my 8n. I don't know where you live but I have a friend would has the 1 3/8" pto shaft type much like the one I'm using. If I didn't already have access to one I would buy it and sell my belt pulley ferguson cordwood saw. Located in Northern NJ


    Tom McArdle    Posted 10-01-2016 at 17:29:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The saw with the PTO shaft is what I need to find! It would be perfect. I want it to work with on my woodlot 95% of the time, shows are a few times a year, and I agree Willys would be way cooler than any type of tractor. It is a working truck, it is used on farm several times a week--winch on front, working PTO on rear, and it has original 1953 SC farm tag on front. If you find a buzz saw with PTO shaft for sale, give me a holler, I would be interested.

    Kirk-NJ    Posted 10-01-2016 at 03:57:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • They make an adapter that goes from 1 3/8" to 1 1/8". I have one on my cordwood saw. Although a little harder to find they do make belt pulleys that are 1 3/8". For the show I would go with the willys, way cooler then the D15. I've seen lift adapter to hook up a plow to raise it up on the willys so shouldn't be that hard to adapt it to a cordwood saw.
    Another option, They also make cordwood saw with pto shafts that hook right up as seen in my second photo. A friend has one I use when I don't feel like going thru the trouble of hooking up the belt pulley.


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