I've been working on my corn grinder, this winter. After several seasons of struggling with belt alignment issues, on loose filled soil, I decided to make a one piece assembly, powered with a power unit. Still belt driven, but all mounted on a frame. I had been using a cub final drive, for pto speed reduction, and still needed it, for the new set up. I'm trying to keep the width reasonable, so I needed to shorten the upper axle, and make a new pulley, which overlaps part of the final drive. The pulley for the original set up, needed to stick out beyond the rear tires, so the belt would clear the tires. I brought the parts to the county agricultural high school, for consultation, and hopefully, some lathe work. They were able to turn down the short axle, to accept a flexable coupler, add a keyway, and cut off the excess. They also made me a pulley hub, to mount on the final drive hub, and dress up the edges, of the 6 inch well casing pipe, I provided, The previous pulley was the same type of pipe,welded to a car wheel, that matched the final. I brought the parts home, to trial fit, and to decide where the hub has to go. I'll return the pulley parts to the school, for welding. I have no way to true up the alignment, on this pulley. I was able to weld the first one, myself. Pictures of the school modified parts will follow, if I can get someone to post them, from my e-mailed photos. (need to get my daughter to put them on the computer, for me. Hope to have its debut, at ConnectiCubfest. Ed
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