Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Flipping The Drive Belt?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,493 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted October 28, 2012 - 01:06 AM

I am thinking of repowering the 1990 Craftsman GT18 I just brought home with a 13 HP Predator engine until I can determine if the the old Briggs opposed twin will be alright. I know those are driven off the front of the Briggs twin, but I need to run it off the back of the Predator engine. The drive belt does a fold to get under the tractor and then twists to vertical onto the transaxle. Does anyone believe I will have any ill effects to flipping the belt on the transaxle the other way (twist other direction) to be able to drive the the opposite way?

#2 Guest_rat88_*

Guest_rat88_*
  • Guests
  • Member No: 0
  • 0 Thanks

Posted October 28, 2012 - 01:57 AM

You might have a rub issue. I have done it a few times on Craftsman II's by accident. That will mess you up. testing out a new belt, put it in 3rd and let out the clutch and start going backwards.
  • wvbuzzmaster said thank you

#3 Farmlife OFFLINE  

Farmlife

    Tractor Whisperer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 12309
  • 1,232 Thanks
  • 1,461 posts

Posted October 28, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Can't say I've ever tried it but I would imagine rat88 is right, I brought up pics of it and I believe there will be a rubbing issue. Good luck to ya
  • wvbuzzmaster said thank you

#4 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,493 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted October 28, 2012 - 01:53 PM

Any other opinions?

The opinions I am getting are good, just not sure what I want to do. I need to go look at my other one rear quick I guess. But meanwhile, I like to hear other opinions as well.

#5 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,518 Thanks
  • 39,735 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted October 30, 2012 - 07:44 AM

I haven't had a chance to look over how the belt runs, so can't say if it can be flipped. The GTV was easy to do, but this is different.

#6 Guest_rat88_*

Guest_rat88_*
  • Guests
  • Member No: 0
  • 0 Thanks

Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:22 AM

Any other opinions?

But meanwhile, I like to hear other opinions as well.


have you looked in to a hub for flywheel side drive? Not sure if the aluminum flywheel would handle it, but it might be an option.
If I remember right, my old walker zero turn had a kohler engine with flywheel side drive and no "PTO" shaft, and I'm pretty sure it had an aluminum flywheel. Not 100% sure on that. I still have a parts engine laying around , I can check it tonight

Edited by rat88, October 30, 2012 - 08:23 AM.


#7 wvbuzzmaster ONLINE  

wvbuzzmaster

    Squeaky Wheel

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1792
  • 4,493 Thanks
  • 7,341 posts
  • Location: West Virginia

Posted October 30, 2012 - 03:10 PM

Have yet to look at the engine but it has recoil on it, Mabey I will look at a parts breakdown.




Top