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#1 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 07:45 PM

If the mower I adapted to my Speedex works out I'll need to come up with a clutch for the drive belt.

 

Speedex clutched their decks with an idler on the belt.  I'd rather put a clutch right on the shaft.

 

I have an electric clutch I'd hoped to use but the engine shaft needs to protrude well into the clutch to engage the key way.  I've only got about 5/8" of shaft exposed.

 

It looks to me like a Wheel Horse manual PTO clutch might do the trick.  Something like these pics:

pto clutch 1.jpg

pto clutch 2.jpg

 

Would I be correct that this clutch can sit on the end of the shaft like I need?

Can anyone identify the clutch in the pictures?  I only need one pulley on it.

 

Thanks.


Edited by MiCarl, March 29, 2016 - 07:46 PM.


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 08:35 PM

Carl, the WH clutch still needs about 2" of shaft for the clutch to operate.


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#3 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Carl, the WH clutch still needs about 2" of shaft for the clutch to operate.

 

Not the answer I was hoping for, but thank you.



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Posted March 30, 2016 - 08:37 AM

  If the idler pulley you're referring to in the pic is the clutch, IMO it is on the wrong side of the belt as that is the side carrying power to the blower. It should be an idler made to run on the wide side of the belt and pushing down on it.

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 11:19 AM

  If the idler pulley you're referring to in the pic is the clutch, IMO it is on the wrong side of the belt as that is the side carrying power to the blower. It should be an idler made to run on the wide side of the belt and pushing down on it.

                                    JMHO,

                                                Mike

 

I just snagged the pictures off the internet to illustrate the Wheel Horse clutch.  Not my tractor.






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