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PostSubject: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeFri Nov 29, 2013 10:42 pm

Hey guys, i was thinking of a few things while watching some youtube videos. i see people do 5th gear drops in the mud and it goes flying and everyones happy. I have yet to get to that stage in how my belt is hooked up. I make my double pulley clutch on the left side of the tractor (if you were standing behind it). I was thinking when i see all the other stock tractors, the clutch is on the right side. Is that becuse when theres a load on the belt, it will just un-tention the clutch? My belt is quite tight. I dunno why it still slips in higher gears. When i do my 820 swap it will be a good time to move my clutch if this is a problem

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 30, 2013 12:05 am

Try flipping it.. The stock set up may even help pull it tighter
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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 30, 2013 4:03 am

It looks like your way will also tighten, since you have the clutch pulleys also swapped on the belt, but I guess its always good to not do the cluthing on the "drag" torque side of the belt.

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 30, 2013 6:16 am

Tensioners and clutches are best done on the slack side of the belt.

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 30, 2013 11:11 am

So do you think it would solve my problem?

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 30, 2013 11:21 am

Yes
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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 30, 2013 1:33 pm

@Stretch44875 wrote:
Yes
Shouldn't be to hard to remount it. I'll just do that with the axle swap and shifter redo

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 14, 2015 11:53 pm

So in confused what side should the clutch be on? Cause I keep reading this and it's not making sense...
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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2015 1:52 pm

The clutch needs to be on the "slack side". Basically look at the engine pulley dragging the belt around like if you were pulling on a rope.

The " rope" is the length of belt moving from the transaxle towards the engine (the engine pulley is "pulling the rope")... This is the tension side... This is what is doing the actual work.

The slack side is where the belt is coming off the engine pulley and heading back to the transaxle. Since the transaxle isn't actively pulling the slack side, putting a clutch there allows you to effectively shorten the belt without fighting the pull of the engine.

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 15, 2015 8:31 pm

Is today national bring threads back from the dead day? Lol this is the second one today that's at least a year old. Redline did a video or two on this a while ago. The clutch is to be on the slack side.
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So you want your tractor clutch to be like the stock mower photo? Is that correct?
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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 16, 2015 9:58 am

Correct.

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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 16, 2015 10:26 am

@TheRainbowBoxer wrote:
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PostSubject: Re: What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter?   What side of the tractor is the clutch on; Does it matter? Icon_minitimeThu Apr 16, 2015 10:27 am

Wait doesn't fearless front run the left photo?
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veiwing from the top it would be on the right, but redlines pic is from the bottom.
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