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That's funny. I just about finished the belt system for this.
Not a great picture but you can kinda see what's going on. Just a regular single pulley clutch. You may recognize that the clutch is in fact on the wrong side of the belt, but for this I don't think that's an issue
The lever i made for it. It's Budgie's deck lift lever i cut up and bent. It may or may not stay like this, we'll see.
Mighty was correct about the residual drag, it does have a bit in neutral
The belt does have a tendency to spin when the clutch is disengaged. I added a few keepers and it got a bit better. I can still stop it by hand so i figure it won't be an issue. I'll keep it in neutral most of the time anyway so.
What's left to do here as far as i can tell: -Fairlead -Weld drum together -Figure out how I'm securing the first few wraps on the drum (I did order some winch rope btw, should be here around christmas) -Winch brake setup (Using the stock caliper on the 700) -Check whatever lubricant is in the 700 I haven't even popped the plug yet and I've had it a year -Blow everything back apart and paint it
IMO that looks like a really simple setup, just a lever with a pivoting point and a linkage that clears between the oppy and the frame, that connects to the shifting arm on the 700. Once U have time and motivation to build it, try it out. My complicated MTD fender shift works great and it's using the same method!
Creepycrawler Monkey Wrench
Age : 34 Join date : 2013-07-02 Posts : 650 Forum Rep : 66 Location : Logan Ohio
only have one thing to nit pick, I think you should add some braces to the pillow blocks holding the drum. I think it will be fine pulling the tractor, but I think youll end up using this for heavy pulling at some point and bend your mounts
Age : 19 Join date : 2016-10-29 Posts : 2954 Forum Rep : 125 Location : Lewisburg, KY