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I've been looking to pick up a parts tractor with a good Vickers tranny to become a spare for the Vickers in my Homelite T-12 (broke an axle tube several years back and used the spare to replace it).  I've mainly been looking for a 3400 series tractor mostly because they the "improved" tranny where the brake works when in the dis-engaged mode and the newer BGB with cone clutch.  

Any candidates I found were either too expensive to be a parts tractor (I hate to kill a tractor) or too far away.  Recently I went to look at a $200 "running" 3416H  with deck that wasn't too far away.  Although the tractor ran OK, the axle tube had a crack at the keyway so I left without the tractor (and educated the owner about axle tube failures).

A couple weeks ago, a $100 3310H appeared on Craigslist (running when parked in a shed years ago, but no spark now).  I had trouble contacting the seller and the ad was taken down, so I thought my purchase opportunity was gone.   BUT it re-appeared several days later (seller was going to get it running but changed his mind).  So it's now mine after a check of the axle tube.  Some pics:   

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A few observations:

S/G works and engine has compression but their is an issue with the magneto (mice at work maybe?)

A mechanical front PTO vs the mid cone clutch.

Surprised it has a 48" deck  - it doesn't, it's a 42" with a wide bail.  :o

First deck I ever saw with the double V deck drive belt. 

Never saw the "extra" piece bolted to the manual lift lever before: 

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Anyone know what function it serves?  

 

PS - The deck isn't in that bad of shape, if anyone wants to pick it up before it heads to the scrape yard, let me know.  

 

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corrected deck size
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SmilinSam
6 hours ago, PhanDad said:

Surprised is had a 48" deck. 

 

 

Are you sure its a 48? Looks like a 42 with the short outside rollers. The 42" decks for the 3300 series did have a wide bail or what ever you call it like the 48's.

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PhanDad

@SmilinSam,  you are correct; I just measured it.  I don't remember seeing a 42" deck with the wide bail, that's why I thought it was a 48".  Any idea of the MFG#?

Another oddity to me, is the the deck has the lift point at the idler trough the belt guard, like the newer decks:

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But a chain connected the rock shaft to the deck lift point.  Also nuts were crudely welded to the deck guards to hold the one piece belt guard which I assume is a feature of a deck that runs the double V belt.  (Maybe cage nuts fell out and a PO welded in the nuts).   

 

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SmilinSam
2 hours ago, PhanDad said:

Any idea of the MFG#?

Another oddity to me, is the the deck has the lift point at the idler trough the belt guard, like the newer decks

 

Bill, I'm going to say mfg # 990670, at least I think thats what it is. The  tag on my same deck here is missing.

The rockshaft on these 3300's  has a bar welded to it , much like the Footdraggers had bolted to their lift levers. Chain does just hook up to the eye.on these decks.

I just converted mine over to a single belt pulley , but only have used it once, as it really needs new bearings.(one of those projects on the "extended list") Got a tiller and a sickle mower for my 3310. Usually just use the sickle mower.

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SmilinSam
2 hours ago, fishnwiz said:

You guys lost me at "double V deck pulley "dz

The 3200 series and 3300 series were known to have used an oem double v belt to drive the mower decks from the tractor pto. The pulleys on both the pto and the center arbor shafts also had double v grooves to accomodate the double v belt.

Think of the double v belt as 2 single belts glued together side by side....

 

I believe if memory serves,  that eventually Simplicity offered a conversion kit to go from the double v belt drive to the more desirable single v belt drive. Apparently the double v system had some problems, or at least wasnt well accepted by the consumers.

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PhanDad
2 hours ago, SmilinSam said:

Think of the double v belt as 2 single belts glued together side by side....

A pic for @fishnwiz:

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Got this belt along with a tractor many years ago.  Before I knew what it was, I called it a "W" belt.  sm00 

 

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SmilinSam
7 hours ago, fishnwiz said:

Never seen one and I have owned a lot of tractors. 

I've only seen them in pictures myself. Had a number of tractors and decks that used them, but the actual belt was always missing.

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gwiseman
2 hours ago, SmilinSam said:

I've only seen them in pictures myself. Had a number of tractors and decks that used them, but the actual belt was always missing.

I had 1 tractor with that belt setup. Belt was old an needed replacement so I removed the double pulley and converted to a single. Sold that tractor years ago...

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PhanDad
3 hours ago, SmilinSam said:

I've only seen them in pictures myself.

Want me to send you the old one I just took off?  

Never know when you might need one.

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Brettw
On 6/27/2019 at 6:17 PM, SmilinSam said:

Are you sure its a 48? Looks like a 42 with the short outside rollers. The 42" decks for the 3300 series did have a wide bail or what ever you call it like the 48's.

The way I can always tell the 42's vs. the 48's, the steel stock on the adjustment setup that is attached to the roller bar is a straight piece of stock on a 42".  On the 48", it has an angle to it.  Compare pic below to the above.

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MikeES

I have owned and seen several "W" belts on the 48" decks only.  Never seen one on a 42".  On the 3112, 3212, 3314 and on the AC 112 and 212. 

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