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Cat 85D PTO

Discussion in 'Agricultural Equipment' started by aussiefarmer, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. aussiefarmer

    aussiefarmer New Member

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    hi just wanting to run a grain cart with an 85D but it has no PTO. it seems to have been an option on these tractors so does anybody know if there is a place to find a conversion kit to add PTO. Preferably somewhere in australia
     
  2. Plebeian

    Plebeian Senior Member

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    I assume you are referring to a Challenger 85D?
    http://www.tractordata.com/farm-tractors/000/9/2/928-challenger-85d.html

    It will be expensive to do any option - change your existing machine to a metal pto, hydraulic pto, hydraulic drive, (borrow, lease, rent another tractor with a PTO already fitted) etc.
    In North America there are hydraulic drive grain carts for the big tractors with no metal pto shaft at the rear.
    https://www.jm-inc.com/manuals/grain_carts/s_hydraulic_drive_kit.pdf

    Could be a wrecker's yard Challenger around with a back section with a metal pto shaft. Probably be ruinously expensive to overhaul and recondition to a working condition to swap with/ into your machine's rear section.
    http://www.ruralwrecking.com.au/now-wrecking.php
     
  3. aussiefarmer

    aussiefarmer New Member

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    yes it is a caterpillar 85D. regarding the hydraulic drive grain cart what is the unload speed like. if it is fast enough might just convert our existing bin over to hydraulic drive
     
  4. Mark250

    Mark250 Senior Member

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    1 would be too scared to even price it
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  5. sandy

    sandy Well-Known Member

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    Cheapest to find one at weckers with a pto
    and fit pto to yours
     
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    Nige Senior Member

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    According to NPR 122-0539 is only available as separate parts so it's probably a million lines of individual bits & pieces.
     
  7. 56wrench

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    based on my experience, the hyd drive conversion runs the unload auger at about half the speed of a pto drive unless maybe you have better hyd flow than my tractor. my J&M 875 cart came with a pto and i converted it to hyd because the pto kit for a case-ih 9150 was almost impossible to find and $10,000+. the hyd drive conversion will be about $5000+ CAD, but that was 3 yrs ago. Brandt and J&M sell hyd conversion kits for their carts but it would likely depend on the size of cart you have and the size of the unload auger.