If I don't change the size of the engine drive pulley, but reduce the size of the transmission pulley from a stock 8" diameter down to a custom 5" diameter pulley, will this increase the speed of the tractor, or do I have to decrease the size of the engine drive pulley instead? I know there is a simply ratio for this, but for some reason I just can't seem to remember what it is. I know one will effect the other differently.
Basically, I'm trying to get more speed out of a peerless gear drive transmission without changing any of the internals. As of right now, I can't increase the diameter of the transmission pulley, I can only go smaller. However, the engine drive pulley I can go either way a little bit.
Another question would be, how fast can I turn the gears in a peerless transmission without doing a lot of damage? Keep in mind, I'm only looking for speed here, and not a lot of torque. This isn't going to be set up for pulling a lot of weight, as I'm not looking to do wheel stands!
Edited by johndeereelfman, December 04, 2014 - 09:07 AM.