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need help with pully sizes, weight mounts, light options on new puller.


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#1 dillonhawksuzuki OFFLINE  

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 12:46 AM

I have an old craftsman with a briggs and stratton 21.5 hp, it has a six speed transmission, new tractor tred tires, foot petal throttle, and a chrome truck tip as an exhaust. I use it at my family farm to pull fallin down or dead trees and just wanting to make it a little better at pulling. Also was wondering about ways to mount weight beside wheel weights.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:15 AM

Welcome to GTT. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:16 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !    Have you thought about  getting the rear tires filled with ballast ? 



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:36 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! I'm with Al on filling the tires. Post some pics of this tractor, help is in the link in my signature.



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 07:59 AM

I havent yet filled the tires but i have locked up the trans axle to make it posi, glad to see some reasponses and any help is wanted and needed. The tires do seem a bit hard.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 03:15 PM

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Thanks everyone for welcoming me to the page, any suggestions or opinions on making my project a good puller are much wanted, i guess i should include that im using the garden tractor to pull trees at my family farm, one day id love to own a nice cub but for right now would like to beef up my belt drivin craftsman with a 21hp briggs in it. Im just wondering with that size engine what size pulleys would be best for pulling, i dont care much for speed but also dont wanna tear through another tranny, by the way the transaxle is posi!!

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:06 PM

That is a problem with the tractor your using. The tran doesn't even use bearings. The case is aluminum and that is the bearing. you could try going to tractor supply and getting a bigger pulley for rear, and smaller one for the engine. I don't know what you could do too it. welcome to gttalk

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Any sughestions on front and rear pully size, i also have a thicker drive belt on it.

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Posted July 08, 2015 - 08:45 PM

up 2 inches bigger in rear. and 2 smaller on front. your going to have to cut the old one off the front crank hub and have the new one welded on. The rear you can buy the right size hub and weld that too.



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Posted July 08, 2015 - 09:06 PM

I have heard alot about running the belt straight with just the engine pulley and rear pulley then running a shorter belt

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 05:30 AM

What size rear tire is on this tractor? Is the transmission a 3 speed with hi- lo or is it a straight six speed? That latter will not last long doing heavy work no matter what you do, especially if it has 12" rear wheels( the rims not tire). Also the frames on these were very .... Well ...sub par to be politically correct.
If you really want to do heavy rugged pulling you need a bit more tractor, like say and older Sears SS 16 or cub cadet, something that is already heavy before you add weight.

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Posted July 09, 2015 - 06:28 AM

We. Need pics, a model number, etc. I am going to go with some assumptions, however.
Sorry to rain on your parade, but If its an LT based frame, you will never modify it enough to do that kind of work reliably.
They are great at what they were designed for, yard cart, lawn rollers, mowing... But what your discussing is beyond the capabilities of the machine

Which corner of the state do you live in so your fellow members can help watch for a good deal?
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Posted July 09, 2015 - 07:22 PM

Its just a straight six speed, no high or low and im looking at some cub cadets any suggestions on which cubs to look at?

Edited by dillonhawksuzuki, July 09, 2015 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted July 09, 2015 - 07:37 PM

Its 8 inch rim




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