I've peeked at hydro transmission manuals, pics, or YouTubes, never had one so I apologize in advance for my ignorance. Also beg forgiveness because it's about an ATV
I bought an ATV 'cuz I want to skip the build phase and go directly to the off-road part. Meanwhile I'd like to push some snow off my driveway too. The ATV has a permanently locked rear differential and it goes too fast for a small paved driveway like mine. Item 1 is to switch the big off-road wheels to small diameter wheels for plowing pavement, which should be like a lower gear ratio, maybe 2/3 of the speed and 3/2 of the torque at cost of some ground clearance and obstacle climbing.
Item 2, the motivation for the post, does anybody think it's possible to build wheel
hubs from hydro tranny parts so hydraulic lines from hub to hub would add differential function to a locked axle?
Just writing here hits me with common sense like, get a plow for the mower and use the ATV as designed. Still the idea might work for adding front wheel
drive or something too. Mechanically the hub(s) might need an extra strut to keep it from turning, same as a tapmatic if you've ever used one, the the hydro fluid would drive the wheel
and get piped to the other hub(s) to share the power.