Fred Sowerwine, Montana's Max dealer (Fred4dot)
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|Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:45 pm: |
Liflod, It has been more than thirty years ago that I ran a Pug. It was a one speed auto clutch/torque converter system with a belt drive. Forward and reverse. Hydraulic auto type brakes. Center pivot articulating body. Hand powered dump box (simple bolt hinge if I remember right). Tecumseh engine that had a box that burned up when jumpered. It really was quite well built, but I had a young brother who liked to fix things - well at that point in time he liked to work on things - didn't always get all the parts put back. That electrical box was expensive and it was hard to get to the battery. When the machine was no longer dependable, I quit using it and the kids (My brother and same aged brother-in-law) kind of had free reign. I gave it away a few years ago when I moved. It was heavy, but had adequate power (it would go about twenty MPH). I used it for several years for feeding and cleaning stalls and if it had fewer operators and better care, it would have lasted longer.