Okay, second question regarding my WRR Jointer. Now this machine has Babbitt Bearings, a two knife cutter head witha diameter around four inches and is pretty stout steel wise. Orginally it was designed for flat belt operations, but for some reason I cannot get a permit from the EPA to dam up my local stream to install a water wheel.
Purchasing an electrical motor big enough to drive this thing would be prohibative, but I do have a 25 hp farm tractor. I was thinking I could rig up some belts to drive this thing at any given speed, but it would be much simpler to attach a shaft directly to the PTO of my tractor.
Of course I would use a shear pin as I am not completely foolish, but my question is, my tractor only puts out about 1000 rmp on the PTO when running at full throttle (3000 rpm). Is that fast enough considering the age, rotating mass, and size and number of the cutterhead on this machine?
Last edited by Travis Johnson; 03-24-2007 at 10:54 AM.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"