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PostSubject: Hows direct drive in the mud?   Hows direct drive in the mud? Icon_minitimeTue Jan 03, 2012 4:57 am

The title says it all, how is direct drive (drive wheel+friction disk) and I am really questioning how this will hold up in the mud compared to the normal pulley+belt setup.
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PostSubject: Re: Hows direct drive in the mud?   Hows direct drive in the mud? Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2012 12:19 am

..... what are you trying to build that is friction drive???? its not going to hold up for anythng in the mud
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PostSubject: Re: Hows direct drive in the mud?   Hows direct drive in the mud? Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2012 2:17 am

redzz02 wrote:
..... what are you trying to build that is friction drive???? its not going to hold up for anythng in the mud

I got this snapper front engine for $20. Just wondering if it would hold up to anything. Now that I know they are less than desirable, It is a parts mower. cheers Thanks man.
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PostSubject: Re: Hows direct drive in the mud?   Hows direct drive in the mud? Icon_minitimeSun Jan 08, 2012 12:31 pm

Snapper mowers have advantages and disadvantages - the biggie is the friction drive - they have to be set correctly to work most efficent , they do tend to flatten, crack and wear out with use as well.

Id give it a no for mud/water , since it should be clean for best driveability - you could do a trans swap and ditch the friction drive.
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