Who knows what the accessory is called that would enable a Model T to power a buzz saw? Where would one find an original or plans to fabricate one?
As Jay's link shows, there are several different styles. I've been collecting pieces at auctions so I can make one similar to Bob Ronning's.
If I ever get around to making one I'll post some pictures and you can copy mine.
An other Model T PTO used as a grain mill to make bakery flower.
Here is another version of a PTO for a T. I just acquired the rusty one. I think it could be copied fairly easy. It drives from the pin in the front crankshaft pulley.
The MTFCA museum has a rear wheel unit on display. Another reason to come in June for the Homecoming!
Does anyone have a front or rear mount unit they are willing to sell? The International Plowing Match and Rural Epxo
Is in our area and we would like to have a display highlighting the importance that the Ford Model T played on the farms of North America
I made a light duty pulley adapter for the rear wheel out of an original wheel puller. It probably isn't up to the task of powering much of a saw, but it demonstrates the PTO concept. We use it to power two ice cream freezers. It's a big hit at picnics.
Marc do you have any pictures of it set up?
Here's a home made pulley fashioned from brake drums bolted together. Just remove a rear wheel, put the pulley on in its place, and you're ready to saw wood.
When sawing the speed of the saw is important,so i think the front mounted off the crankshaft might be best?? I also think it would be easy to line up the belt?? Bud.
Here is my 1916 making ice cream (two six quart freezers making two flavors). A bottle jack under the left side of the rear axle engages the power. The opposite wheel is chocked. I have acquired a 20 quart freezer that I plan to set up in a similar fashion for bigger gatherings.
I think it is not good using only one rear wheel to power machinery. This makes the small gears in the differential turn a lot and also the rear shaft turn in the differential casing with heavy load. In road use, there is only little rotation for these bearings.
I founded the small gears, there axles and the bearing between rear shaft and casing completely worn out, I think the car was used in this way
I have thought about this. The power my application uses is very little more than what it takes to spin the wheel at idle, so I haven't worried about it. With a greater load this could be a concern.
We have this power unit, it came from the estate sale When we purchased our 21 TT
I need to replace one missing outside wheeel
Flat belt saw rigs show up all the time on Craigslist in my area:
The first one pictured is good at a good price! The third is not a portable saw mill and the table with the slats looks like it would catch every knot!!!!!!! Junk at that price,and the last is junk at any price!! Bud.