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#1 farmerall OFFLINE  

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Posted September 28, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I did this about two years ago now and wanted to post it here. When I did this the starter generator on my 1050 didn't charge the battery that well and I always found myself needing to pull the starter belt off so I could use a rope to start the engine. That was always a pain, so one day I had the idea to add another starter pulley to the front of the engine so I didn't need to take the belt off any more. All that I needed was another pulley that I already had and 3 longer bolts. Now I have a backup incase my battery is too weak to turn the engine over.

 

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Posted September 28, 2013 - 09:48 PM

Matt, That is a very good idea, way to use your head. :thumbs:


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Posted September 28, 2013 - 11:14 PM

That's a great idea. I'll keep it in mind for the future tube frame that I'm sure I'll get, sooner or later.  :smilewink:


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:34 AM

I have a couple of Teccy's that may get this upgrade. Good idea Matt.
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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:46 AM

How about rebuilding your start/gen?


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 06:49 AM

Great idea.  Most of the old motors worked that way, in fact.  All of the old Clintons had a backup if they have electric starters.  I guess Wisconsin thought their models would always be so reliable that you would never need to rope start it. :rolling:

 

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Great idea Matt. Would definitely come in handy for some of ours. It always seems that even if the start generator does work that they sit just long enough and when you go to start them they all but fire then run out of battery. Then we either jump them or throw the charger on them for a little bit. At least this way you could just wrap the rope and fire it off to get done what you needed then put a charger on it.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:29 AM

I would just get a new battery

A weak battery will ruin your starter if it hasn't already....


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 09:30 AM

Great idea!

 

I remember a fellow that had an Allis Chalmers BXXX GT. When the battery was low, he would lift the seat and wrap a pull start rope around a pulley on/near the transmission to start the engine.


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Posted September 29, 2013 - 09:45 AM

How about rebuilding your start/gen?

I sort of did that already. The starter generator on it now I put together from the best parts of 3 that I had.

 

I would just get a new battery

A weak battery will ruin your starter if it hasn't already....

I know I need a new battery eventually but keep in mind I did this 2 years ago and also my starter isn't the best to begin with. Like I said above I made one good one out of 3.



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 10:03 AM

These Starter Generators need to be maintained in order to keep them operating properly. They were designed to just maintain the battery and not meant to constantly be charging a low or dead battery. Many people don't know that which is why so many starters need rebuilding when you get them.


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