snapper rear engine
Posted October 16, 2011 - 07:56 PM
Posted October 16, 2011 - 08:14 PM
Hope this helps....
- pumpkintoter said thank you
Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:18 PM
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Posted October 20, 2011 - 02:28 PM
Yes, I believe it was a rotating smooth plate, with a rubber faced wheel that slid across one side of the plate, which changed the gear ratio. Final drive was roller chain. Sliding across the center line of the plate caused it to run in reverse.
Thats the same type of drive commonly found in walk behind snowblowers. It is simple and easy to repair but the weakness is that the rubber wheel usually wears out or gets contaminated from grease,oil or rubber residue from belt wear. Then it slips and you have to service it. It does work surprisingly well for something so simple.
Posted October 20, 2011 - 07:27 PM