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PostSubject: Chain driven mower   Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:58 am

Does anyone have an idea for a clutch if I were to basically remove the belt and pulleys and use sprokets and chain on a mud mower?
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:36 am

Using a centrifugal clutch would allow you to do that. There are a couple guys on here doing those kind of builds.

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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:48 pm

I know I could do that but is there a way without buying a clutch? And besides, would that work when its hanging upside down?
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:51 pm

you have to have a clutch or some way for it to slip.
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:57 pm

Without a clutch, you won't have any slip or way to disengage under load except to shut the mower down. Not exactly a good mix when running chain all around.
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:58 pm

Lol listen to these other guys. Without slip u will not be able to shift even if you could, id say bye bye to your trans and the gears in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:04 am

centrifugal clutch or a cvt are your only 2 options
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:06 am

or run an atuomatic/hydro like i did when i ran chain. it popped wheelies and spun tires. still works no problem. just snapped the chain
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PostSubject: Re: Chain driven mower   Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:24 am

You will need a clutch. Without any clutch, you will-

*Not be able to start the engine without beginning to roll immediately
*Not be able to come to a full stop without shutting down or stalling the engine
*Not be able to shift gears without breakage.

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*Have to put it in neutral to start and warm up the engine on a cold start
*Then, after engine is warm, shut it off, put it in 1st or 2nd, and restart engine to begin moving
*To come to a complete stop you would have to shut engine off or brake hard until engine stalls
*To reverse, shut engine off, restart in reverse, shut off again, restart in forward,

etc etc etc.

Trust me, you need a clutch of some kind. Otherwise, it will be a total pain in the ass to drive.

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