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PostSubject: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 5:31 pm

I want to run a Centrifugal Clutch on my mower with #40 chain it has a 16.5 Briggs opposed and a Spicer 4360 is this possible to do?
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 5:35 pm

Sure it is. In fact, you could even buy a belt clutch and avoid the whole chain thing. Otherwise, you will have to change the tranny input pulley to a chain sprocket. Beware that low-hanging fruit (like a clutch on the bottom of your engine) might not be too happy soaked in mud. If you thing you can keep it relatively clean and dry, you're golden.
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 5:59 pm

belt clutch???? i hope you arent talking about the electric pto clutch?
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:00 pm

Doc Sprocket wrote:
Sure it is. In fact, you could even buy a belt clutch and avoid the whole chain thing. Otherwise, you will have to change the tranny input pulley to a chain sprocket. Beware that low-hanging fruit (like a clutch on the bottom of your engine) might not be too happy soaked in mud. If you thing you can keep it relatively clean and dry, you're golden.
This is not for mudding its for racing and I want chain I dont want any more belts under it
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:05 pm

the centrifugal clutch would work. as long as you keep up maintenance oiling the chain and such. inspecting the teeth on sprockets. make sure you buy a good clutch. one ment for racing. otherwise you could burn it up very fast. and thats money out the butt. belts are good for racing too and less money and less maintenance. and the centrifugal clutch and belt slippage are both around the same downfall either way
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:08 pm

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the centrifugal clutch would work. as long as you keep up maintenance oiling the chain and such. inspecting the teeth on sprockets. make sure you buy a good clutch. one ment for racing. otherwise you could burn it up very fast. and thats money out the butt. belts are good for racing too and less money and less maintenance. and the centrifugal clutch and belt slippage are both around the same downfall either way
Not meaning to sound like a D*** here but obviously you didnt read my previous message that stated I don not want any belts under this tractor I want chain now that you understand that I do appreciate you help thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:11 pm

i read it. thats why i said make sure you keep up maintenance on the chain... and i was only saying that belts are less maintenance. i know this from experience. and was only adding in my opinion. that is what this website/forum is about..... thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:12 pm

crazykid1994 wrote:
i read it. thats why i said make sure you keep up maintenance on the chain... and i was only saying that belts are less maintenance. i know this from experience. and was only adding in my opinion. that is what this website/forum is about..... thank you
I dont want anymore belts since I tend to go through a belt every 2 hours on the machine
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:14 pm

Easy fellas, stay cool-

Now about that clutch- Unless you are going to be legitimately "racing", a standard off the shelf clutch should do fine, as long as you keep your gearing in check. You will want to build some sort of support or guide, because the chain will want to sag over a great length.
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:15 pm

thanks doc
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:15 pm

Honestly, if you're smoking a belt in 2 hours, there's something wrong with your gearing and/or belt alignment.
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:16 pm

i ran 40 mph no problem on a belt and never burnt it. its usually a screw or sharp metal piece that it rubs. sometimes a guide is to close and it burns the belt
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:19 pm

Everything seems to be aligned and nothing is rubbing I just buy cheap belts is all
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:21 pm

Now why don't all of you guys get in the chat room?
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PostSubject: Re: Centrifugal Clutch set up   Centrifugal Clutch set up Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2013, 6:32 pm

Good plan.
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