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#1 txdieseldog OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2015 - 10:38 PM

OK, I have seen that several of you have Ford's. And I have seen pics of the PTO setup. I have a Jacobsen and I have noticed that the PTO setups are different. The question would be is there any of you that have had both? And if so, which PTO is the better setup? The 3 pulley of the ford with the idler or the 2 pulley of the Jacobsen with the tension rod?  Thanks

 

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:58 AM

I have the 3 pulley set up on mine. Seems to work well. Got any pics or a model on the tension rod type?



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:50 PM

As long as the belt stays tight enough, I can see both working well. I have the 3 pulleys...not sure how the tension rod thing works



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Posted July 10, 2015 - 10:57 PM

OK, finally remembered to take a pic and get it downloaded. The pic is just the tension rod mount. The picture is positioned as it would mount on the front of the motor. It's currently a little rough, but the welded on nut on the bottom  is coming off. I welded it on in the past to try and improve it. Previous owner had a nut on each side of that tab and it was hard to set with enough tension. My new mod will even be better. gonna straighten out the tab and put a post there and on the bearing/shaft pivot and put a turn buckle to tighten the belt. Should look good and function well.

 

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 05:07 AM

OK...the only trouble I see with that is, you would have to get a belt that is pretty much the exact size to keep the PTO shaft straight going through the bearings...If you push it out too far, the bearings wont line up. My PTO has a mid bearing too, so the shaft has to stay straight. 


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 05:18 AM

Mine is like Poncho's, so the idler/tensioner pulley is great with it.



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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:30 AM

I don't recognize that.
Is that from a Gilson made Ford?
The Jacobsen made Ford only had one of two style rear PTO's.
One for the open side machines. And one for the closed side machines.
Yours may be home made or, adapted from something else.

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Posted July 11, 2015 - 07:21 AM

I'm wondering what the square hole next to the bearing is for?



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Posted July 11, 2015 - 09:54 AM

This is my closed side unit;
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 11:32 AM

This is my closed side unit;
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Mine too!



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Posted July 11, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The square hole is where the old bearing was. Smaller bolt pattern. I updated to what I hope is a tougher set. has the cast shell instead of stamped steel. 

 

I don't recognize that.
Is that from a Gilson made Ford?
The Jacobsen made Ford only had one of two style rear PTO's.
One for the open side machines. And one for the closed side machines.
Yours may be home made or, adapted from something else.

Joe

Joe, mine is actually a Jacobsen, closed side, and appears to be as factory stock as it gets. I'm wondering if they figured out it wasn't that reliable without the idler and made a design change somewhere along the way.


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Posted July 12, 2015 - 07:06 AM

That would explain it, is it perhaps a very early version? Say 1976-77? If so its first gen. Possibly ? And was changed later in production to the one rockfarmer showed ?




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