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PostSubject: Drive shaft idea's   Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:53 am

I had an idea that came to my mind, that would eliminate belt slippage. My thought was, put a horizontal shaft engine in a tractor. Then take a trans axle and turn it so that the input shaft was facing the engine shaft. ( engine l--- --l transaxle). Then make a drive shaft to connect them. A plus with this set up is it would be a 1-1 ratio. Because the trans would spin just as fast as the engine. The only big problem is making a clutch.. What do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive shaft idea's   Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:02 pm

You could do that but why not just use a shaft driven lawn tractor like some cub cadets?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive shaft idea's   Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:14 pm

I dont like beating good cub cadets, they are worth money, and starting to get rare. I want one to pull with though.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive shaft idea's   Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:58 am

Best way to do that would be to use a RAGB - run the driveshaft to the RAGB - then to the transmission - youd need some sort of clutch because w/o one it would constantly be engaged . Then a 'normal' top input type trans can be used. A drawback would be ujoint failure unless constantly serviced.

Cubs have thier clutch mounted to the motor then to the driveshaft - from what i take theyre pretty complicated to set up correctly.


In all my years of going thru a swamp- super thick mud and water ( up to the floorbords) - i never had any belt slippage, same belt that came on the tractor when i bot it - slippage is caused by the belt wearing too rapidly.
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