Installing a belt pulley

Tue May 07, 2013 10:09 pm

Hello:
I have a complete belt pulley and I am having a hard time getting it to slip onto the PTO shaft. Shaft has been cleaned, is there a simple trick to putting it on ?


Baldwindiesel

Re: Installing a belt pulley

Tue May 07, 2013 11:28 pm

It should slide right on. Does it have a tapered hub like in this video?

Re: Installing a belt pulley

Wed May 08, 2013 1:14 am

If you are referring to a right angle belt pulley, it should just slide on the existing PTO shaft. The video is for installation of a mower drive pulley (not the same).

Re: Installing a belt pulley

Wed May 08, 2013 7:35 am

I know when mine comes on and off it is a very precision slip fit on the splines, and then the gearbox housing slips over the round bearing cap on the back of the tractor. I used to use the bolts to pull mine the last bit over that round cap. maybe you don't have the shaft as clean as you think you do. that would be my guess.

Re: Installing a belt pulley

Wed May 08, 2013 8:54 am

Check the ends of the splines for any little burrs. It doesn't take much to keep it from sliding in.

Bob

Re: Installing a belt pulley

Wed May 08, 2013 9:17 am

Bob McCarty wrote:Check the ends of the splines for any little burrs. It doesn't take much to keep it from sliding in.

Bob

A little cleanup of the splines with a file works wonders.

Re: Installing a belt pulley

Thu May 09, 2013 9:11 pm

Thanks everyone, I will give it a try.

Baldwindiesel