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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 02:34 PM

For six months now I have been searching for someone that has a Bean Cutler with the flat belt drive.
Mine is missing the engine pulley and I need photos and dimensions of the original pulley so that I can make one.

I have been advertizing for help with this on antique tractor web sights and over a dozen antique tractor forums.
So far I have had no luck at all and I had pretty much given up on getting any information on a pulley.

Surprise, surprise .. yesterday I got an email from a very nice gentleman that has one of the Bean Cutlers with the flat belt drive.
He sent me several photos and gave me the dimensions so now I can make an accurate replica of the pulley.

Here is one of the photos.
It may not look like much to you but it sure is a tremendous help to me.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:01 PM

Nice find Ray.

I was thinking it be simple like that.
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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:13 PM

Ray:

Is that friction drive for reverse? .....Fiber discs?
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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:16 PM

I would like to hear more on the flat belt setup also. I would think a flat belt would slip easily. I am glad you finally got the information you were looking for.
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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Ray:

Is that friction drive for reverse? .....Fiber discs?


Yes it is, here a video of how a 3 belt one works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDvf-hXvmlk

Edited by wilberj, June 12, 2011 - 04:49 PM.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Nice find Ray.
I was thinking it be simple like that.

The problem I had in going ahead and making a pulley was whether or not the originally pulley had flanges on the sides ?
I'm glad to see that it doesn't, it will make it easier to machine.


Ray:
Is that friction drive for reverse? .....Fiber discs?

Yes, it has friction drive for reverse.
The engine is lifted up until the the fiber disc on the engine pulley contact the outer edges of the upper pulley.


I would like to hear more on the flat belt setup also. I would think a flat belt would slip easily. I am glad you finally got the information you were looking for.

Here is the information that I have so far. ...
The FMC Bean Cutler was only made for one year in 1946 and the first 200 tractors were made with this flat belt drive design.
Out in the field, they realized that the flat belt drive did have a problem with slipping so they switch to a ( 3 ) V-belt drive for the balance of the Bean Cutler production.
NOTE: This ( 3 ) V-belt drive worked very well and was used on the full 11 years of production on the Bolens Ridemaster.

Edited by jdcrawler, June 13, 2011 - 06:13 AM.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Jerome
Thank you for posting the video.
That sure makes it a lot more understandable than trying describe it.




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