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PostSubject: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:48 pm

Has any one thought of putting a valve spring for example through the bolt in between the transaxle supports and the frame. i think the belt would fall of either way ? hmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:13 pm

Its doable. The valve sprungs will compres to easily. With a side input tranny , it would be easy
, just run a jackshaft similar to a vari drive and a tensioner for the back belt
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:26 pm

Valve spring really isnt alot of travel so i dont see to much improvement but its there. i dont really think you would jump the belt, but you would have to build a belt retainer that moves/attacked to the axle.

Another thing is that it would have to act like a swing arm more than articulating, and the front bolts that the axle is mounted to would be the pivot point, maybe to much stress when they twist, and maybe breaking the case or loosening the screws.

Shifting linkage would move all around your rear fenders as the axles travels.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:59 pm

I don't think that little of travel will dismount the belt
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:20 pm

GenevaCustoms wrote:
I don't think that little of travel will dismount the belt

You might be surprised at just how little misalignment can cause a belt to walk off a pulley.

I think Red's onto something, with a belt keeper setup that rides with it. Might wear the belt a little faster, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:21 pm

I was thinking of doing something similar to this but with AYP chassis seat springs on the rear corners of the trans axle over the axle's and make a pivot at the front. the amount of travel the springs have is not enough to throw the belt off the trans pulley.

now I am thinking of running a deck pully for my trans, it is for a 1/2" belt but looks like a 3/4" belt would fit in it. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:51 pm

Yeah the valve springs was just an example we have a bunch of little springs hrre at work that are the perfect size but theres alot of key points that have to be checked . Theres a lot of points where this could go bad . I mean its doable like yall said but the bugs need to be worked out
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:44 am

Well when I get my peerless 801 for my tractor I'm gonna do something on the rear for suspension. there will be a pivot point on the front and the springs on the rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:26 pm

id love to see how that comes put keep us posted
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:32 pm

Youll need all kinds of retainers, not just on the transaxle.

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PostSubject: Rear Suspension Idea   Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:53 pm

on my JD sx75 I mounted the transaxle in a subframe on springs.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:18 pm

This is my idea on how I'm gonna mount my tranny to my tractor when I get my 801 for my poulan.

Note* there will be another pic on more of the over view soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:52 am

That Looks good ariens! Good diagram you got there
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Suspension Idea   Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:44 am

Thanks!!
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