Posted May 19, 2012 - 08:18 PM
- Toolpartzman said thank you
Posted May 19, 2012 - 09:55 PM
- massey12guy said thank you
Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:32 AM
Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:33 AM
If its a Sears,Jacobsen, or Wheel Horse, or even an older Deere , your in for a real challenge ! These rigs CAN PULL!!
So can your Massey ! The Hydro is the weak link, Eaton brands are usually stronger hydraulicly speeking, as they are teamed up with a dual range transmission....interuped ... "yote at the chicken coop ... had to chase him out .. next time he wont be so lucky...
If your hydro doesnt have hi and low..... your going to have a tough time with the belt guys.they can pull a heavy load longer, you may be able to pull a heavier load , but not as far ,as your trans will get too hot and loose its effieciency.
Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:52 AM
You probably are better off aiming for more Hp/torque than Hp via more RPM.
Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:20 AM
There are all kinds of theorys out there, about % of power loss yada yada, it really boils down to the style of hydro and the power transmission to it. Belt driven hydros instantly have a % of power-loss because of the belt, not good , wait... the tractors your pulling against are belt jobs, so % of power loss will be about equal, unless your rig is belted to the hydro , in that case .... not good...WOT
Not Wide Open Throttle, but Waste Of Time LOL.
If your shaft driven to the hydro then your good , 2 speed transmission , even better, Ball Piston Hydro even better yet.
So all being said, your now armed with a bit more info to charge ahead and do a bit of homework as to see what you have and the direction you may want to go in , good luck , and pictures are manditory!
Posted May 22, 2012 - 06:48 AM
- middleageddeere and MountainMichael have said thanks
Posted May 24, 2012 - 12:52 AM
Posted May 24, 2012 - 12:47 PM
Hydros are made to get the load moving. Getting it to move fast is not their strong suit.
- tractorgarden said thank you
Posted June 25, 2012 - 07:34 PM
- MountainMichael said thank you
Posted August 18, 2012 - 11:47 PM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 05:44 PM
I like the way you think-Doubters are always the best incentive !!
Can you give a belt drive a run for it's money with a hydro? I'm building a MF 12 hydro because I've been told it can't
Posted August 21, 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:01 PM
Well i had my first pull today with the massey 12 hydro we did ok but learned that my stock belt set up is not for pulling there was more smoke coming from the drive belt than the tires even with a brand new green belt time to tear down and revamp.
As a part of your re-vamp, are you going to re-route the belt so it stays in contact with the pulley more? Ie. wraps further around than it currently does?
Posted August 22, 2012 - 07:44 PM
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