Have manual Plastic King, they are known to have bad clutch/trans set-up. They made hydros later that were better, but parts are scarce and NLA from trans maker. I keep looking for a hydro unit, that is not too big and has 3/4" shafts sticking out both ways. Not sure they exist or where used if they do. Most have a bevel gear and special castings to mount to specific rear-ends. I want to just put it in line from engine to hydro trans, then shaft to my rear-end in tractor now. Would use shafts with U-joints. I'm wondering if those units with gears can have gear removed then and me put on a joint right away? I could make a bracket to fit whatever shape the case needs, but not sure about a seal there if needed? I'm bidding on a Simplicity one now on epay that looks rugged, have seen the brand in mags for parts and such, but has a taper gear one end. Am I way off and dreaming I can work with this? OR, have you guys got diff suggestions of units that are simple like I really want?
Then the issure of controls come up to make it safe. Most have lever for forward and reverse that is easy, but best to have a safety brake that goes to Neutral when used, just like new ones. Where to have lever or better foot pedal and such is not figured in my mind yet. Would really need to have the driveline installed in tractor before thinking that up, I think. Maybe I'm way out of my league on this idea. Really love my Power Kings, but would like to make them more usuable and longer lasting.