1972 TOYOTA FJ40
The 40 series could be fitted with a PTO winch straight from the factory. No fancy electronics nor cables necessary, thank you very much.
Instead of all that, the FJ40 was equipped with a third gear lever, used to engage the PTO point. From what we can tell, most people use it for winching, but it can be put to use in other ways, too. Thanks to the availability of various joints and shafts, there are a few unique and quirky applications the PTO can be used for.
The most shocking we found was a saw bench with a circular saw at least one metre in diametre. That sounds like a recipe for disaster to us.
At least Toyota thought its customers might try something like this, so every factory winch was fitted with a safety pin holding everything together. If the load could no longer be maintained, the pin would drop.
Dangerous it may be but we kind of like the idea of a 4.2-litre circular saw.
THE GOOD: A 4.2-litre Land Cruiser powering a saw? It doesn’t get more masculine than that. THE BAD: A 4.2-litre saw might result in finger loss. CAN IT 4x4: Yes. You can saw your way straight through anything.