Mounts and bearings for the jackshaft with pulleys and belts. Late in the project, Mike and Vince adjusted the gearing. “It was a little too slow,” Mike says. “After I found a website on pulley conversions, we changed a couple of pulleys on the jackshaft and got the engine to run at 400 rpm, reducing the rpms into the transaxle to 177 rpm.” The tractor has four speeds plus reverse.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus