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Electric clutch "installed pics"

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ehertzfeld
Ok, here is the deal. I wanted to run a snow blower off the 3418 "Melanie's tractor". The twin 18 will not allow me to snake the mechanical clutch rod with the cylinders hanging out to the side. So I got a electric one. Now I have a room issue with the hood. The clutch I got, is 3 1/2 inches deep. Are all the electric clutches about the same? I can get it on, but would have to unbolt the engine, and tip it backwards. After the engine is in place, I have no room to put a belt on, with out tipping the engine again. I did try the mechanical clutch again, and the shaft out of the engine is too short, plus I will have the same room issue. Worse case scenario, I'll put a plow on it instead. Any thoughts?

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GregB
Elon, What about rigging the blower up to drive from the center PTO like the 900 series AC's. There have been quite a few posts on that subject. GregB

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ehertzfeld
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Elon, What about rigging the blower up to drive from the center PTO like the 900 series AC's. There have been quite a few posts on that subject. GregB
Yeah, I may have to do just that. I have to install the plates I made to get the tires away from the cone for the cone clutch. Right now, the cone is off so the lugs don't hit it. I didn't really want to use the center PTO to power the blower, as the price of that 137inch belt scares me:O I may make a hitch like Dutch made with two belts, but we'll see.

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GregB
I run a 42" blower on my 917H from the center PTO with the long belt. Have not had a problem , yet. I think the key is to get everything lined up right, before you put on the expensive belt :D GregB

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ehertzfeld
Well after a lot of thought, I decided to bite the bullet and move the engine back. It only needed about an inch and a quarter. I have it almost finished. I'm now just working on the bracket to mount the PTO to the engine. I'll try to get some pictures soon. Thanks for the thoughts and suggestions.

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ehertzfeld
Well here it is so far. It's just enough room to squeeze a belt in. It's not exact to the hitch, but it seems to work well. I'll get more pictures today.








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ehertzfeld
Roy, the pulley on the engine, is a "v" and the belt is in it the right way. The pulley on the hitch, is a flat and is on it the right way. After reading your reply, I looked, and then had to look again. You had me second guessing my self!:D

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dlcentral
cant you move the clutch back a bit that belt is awfully crooked,I hope it stays on for you.the side pto works fine.I lengthened a stock hitch like 1 1/2in, for the700 ser frame, and got a napa belt for $18 it works great.

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ehertzfeld
Dave, that is as far back as the PTO will go. The key way groove isn't cut to the block. I think I have enough tension on the belt to keep it in place. Only time will tell though.

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