I am working on a project to recycle agricultural plastics. I’m a farmer not an engineer, so please excuse my ignorance.
Has anyone worked on or have knowledge of a PTO gear reducer that would work with the basic shredder design? Basically a gear box that would reduce the 540rpm coming off your average tractor PTO to something closer to the 72rpm of the shredder.
I have searched the forums, but haven’t come across anything.
Side note… from my initial research it really seems like a better idea to buy a used granulator than to build the shredder from scratch no? I’m finding them on ebay for <2k, which seems in line with what it would cost in parts to build a good one from scratch. Am I missing something?