All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off


 Live axle hubs and rims

Go down 
2 posters
New Member

New Member

Join date : 2016-04-28
Points : 2947
Posts : 20
Location : New Jersey

Live axle hubs and rims Empty
PostSubject: Live axle hubs and rims   Live axle hubs and rims Icon_minitimeApril 29th 2016, 1:13 am

Hi folks, I have like 5 or so mowers all running and Im ready to lift and beef em up. I have almost everything figured out, standard vertical shaft, stock sucky tranny ect.. my plan is belt to peerless 700, sprocket on 700 to sprocket on fulley keyed live axle, pillow block bearings and the rest I can figure out. But the thing is, Im having one hell of a time figuring out how/what hubs for the axles! Not like I can walk in a store so my question, I need maybe a standard 4 bolt atv hub, to a live axle, once I get them do I just weld them or or what? Pics if you have them would be awesome! Also I keep hearing "keep the chain as short as possible", why exactly? Thanks again folks
Back to top Go down
New Member

New Member

2016 Build-Off Entrant
2016 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2016-06-14
Points : 2894
Posts : 19
Location : Scioto County, Ohio

Live axle hubs and rims Empty
PostSubject: Re: Live axle hubs and rims   Live axle hubs and rims Icon_minitimeJune 24th 2016, 6:10 pm

chains short = less chain slack to deal with, make sure you leave enough room to change/ upgrade sprockets down the road

most cart type axles are keyed, so no welder required, if your going 1" its generally 1/4" key stock, if it were me I would get a long step axle from bmi, a 36" axle with 2" steps is around 32.5" face to face on a quality hub. this gets you wide enough for big tires but not grossly wide, a shallow step would be close to 34" face to face on a 36" axle, the step gives you a place to put a washer and nut, to capture the hub to the axle. you need a collar or some sort of filler (I like 1" pipe if you smear the axle with grease or anti-seize) if you want to avoid them siezing together put washers on the end of some schedule 40 pvc pipe. the collar or this pipe and washers hold the key in, the pipe would also keep the axle from slipping in the pillow block.

hope this helps
Back to top Go down
Live axle hubs and rims
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» How to get rims and hubs off stuck axles.
» Does any one know how to make 4 bolt hubs for 1 inch axle?
» Does anybody have any experience with a live axle?
» option - best axle set up for my build 1" live axles or 1" transaxles - long spec post
» trans axle to solid axle questions

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Technical Forum :: Drivetrain & Brake Tech :: Transaxles and Transmissions-
Jump to: