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#1 Loon64 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2017 - 04:34 PM

I'm looking for a way to get rid of maul drive & belts and go with a drive shaft  for my front PTO on my 1811.

 It way be a pipe dream but I can't be the only one that has thought of this. am I?


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Posted December 23, 2017 - 08:58 PM

What's wrong with the belt setup?
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Posted December 24, 2017 - 01:35 AM

What's right with a belt set up LOL

lets face it if more than 3 pulleys they can be a pain

 

would this be a cub?

I do know a farm king 990 uses a small pto

to run drive shafts to the deck


Edited by 1oldbuzz, December 24, 2017 - 01:39 AM.

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Posted December 24, 2017 - 08:32 AM

If everything is working as it should and you are using the machine as it was designed for, the belts should last a few years if not longer.

 

If you must have a drive shaft driven deck then go purchase a 3000 series Cub Cadet.

 

The 1811 was one of the best Cub Cadets ever built but the 3k tractors with a model 289 or 290 deck will mow circles around any other GT Cub built.


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Posted January 02, 2018 - 02:44 PM

I was just curious also didn't know why not a driveshaft set up, you would think it would be more simple and stronger.

 Just saying.  Also do they make a oil heater for the 18 mag, it's been sub zero around here for weeks and the 18 is a witch to start in the cold 



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Posted January 03, 2018 - 08:46 PM

Yes, the shaft drive is better than the mule drive design. The 400 series Deere and other high end machines use that type of setup. Cub Cadet tried it on the 3k machines but soon found out people don't want to pay $6k to $7k for a lawn mower so they threw that idea along with power steering and hydraulic lift in the trash heap when they designed the new replacement machine and XT3.



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Posted January 04, 2018 - 07:14 AM

Ariens ran a shaft to the deck but there were 2 belts (tandem) that ran from the engine down to a jack shaft that ran thru the front axle pivot for the attachments.
​trans ran like the old Cubs, shaft drive off the flywheel side of the engine.



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Posted January 04, 2018 - 07:16 AM

oh yeah I forgot... even if the deck were shaft drive there is still the belt that connects the 3 spindles on the deck itself anyway so you aren't gonna get 100% away from having "any" belts on a tractor.






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