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#1 lesmeister OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2014 - 09:07 PM

I have been wanting to build a puller with some performance and decided diesels are way too expensive so I found a kz 1000 engine cheap so I decided that is the way I wanted to go. I need some advice on how to set up the drive train, I have thought about several ideas, 1 putting the engine across the frame rails and use a jack shaft to chain drive a jd gt rear end, 2 is put the engine in the frame rails length ways and shaft drive to a cub rear end, 3 is put the engine length ways in the frame then chain drive it to a small 4 speed transmission then shaft drive a narrowed gm rear axle or a ford 9 inch axle. I am probably making this more complicated than it really is so any advice and pics would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted February 27, 2014 - 09:11 PM

I couldn't give any advice on setting up the drivetrain for pulling but there is nothing like the sound of a KZ1000 with a pipe. That is all :D


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:26 AM

Theres a gentleman who pulls with us and I believe he has a 750?? anyways he has his setup just like it would be in a bike but he has it in a panzer and still uses the panzer rear for it.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Mike, did he have the engine in the frame length ways then shaft driven to the Panzer rear end? Or did he use the Panzer jack shaft and handle set up? Thanks

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 08:04 AM

How do they put those in that small race car class?  Guess those guys must have used up all the driveshaft ideas? Would think long way would be best, yet the orig chain sprocket then is way to one side and engine may have to hang out to opposite side then too? OR, chain angled back and down to some sort of jackshaft running under engine? Would think shaft would need two ends in bearing blocks to handle the tork and power?


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 11:57 AM

Grumpy, I agree about the bearings, that would be a must. I have searched you tube and have found a lot of tractors with a motorcycle engine but no video or pics of how the engine was hooked up to the drive train. The engine being offset to one side may be an issue, not sure yet, it could also equal out the torque twist on the frame. I may have to weight the tractor in such a way that it will equal every thing out.

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Posted February 28, 2014 - 01:35 PM

He had the engine in length ways. The shifter on the trans is by his left foot just like it would be on a bike. Im not sure how the panzers rears are set up. Theres a guy on my facebook page that runs a 1100cc I believe and he uses a JD rear. If your interested I can maybe contact him and get a little more information from him if youd like.


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Posted February 28, 2014 - 01:53 PM

That would be great if it's not too much trouble, maybe a couple of pics if he does not mind. I know some guys are pretty secretive about their rig, I don't need sprocket sizes or anything like that. I just understand things better if I can see them. Thanks

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Posted August 07, 2016 - 07:44 PM

After a long time off from the site I have finished the puller project, I decided to go with a chain drive set up.20160806_221633.jpg
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Posted August 08, 2016 - 06:05 AM

How does it pull?



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Posted August 08, 2016 - 06:15 AM

Nice looking unit.
What rear end did you put in it?
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Posted August 08, 2016 - 08:26 AM

I have seen a few pullers with small automotive rear ends. Why don't more use them?



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Posted August 13, 2016 - 11:50 PM

I have not hooked it yet, the maiden voyage will be at the MO State Fair on the 18th. As far as the rear axle, you can use an automotive rear axle and have it narrowed and also use an auxiliary transmission but it takes away a lot of movable weight. I went with a live axle so I can have more weight to move around.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 09:38 PM

The first pull was a success, I didn't place well but I didn't get left in the dust either. The tractor made two straight runs and I didn't screw up on my end. I have 3 pulls left for the season that I know of so I will keep working with it but I am very pleased with the first run on a brand new tractor.
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Posted August 22, 2016 - 10:13 PM

How many RPM's are you running?






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