Originally Posted by Dan
So cool GN! When I was in school, the instructor was showing us a Bridgeport mill. To change tool speed/gear ratio, you turn a dial. He had no idea why I got so excited about that but instead of changing the belt ratio by hand as you would on a drill press, ya dial it. Would work exactly like what your wanting to do.
Dangit, now your gonna beat me to it, eh? lol
Would be wide but perfect for our thing.
Why couldn't you rig up a CVT 'transmission' from an old MTD riding mower? It's just three pulleys with the center pulley having a sliding cone to vary the front to back gearing ratio........ > <> <
Instead of having a chain final drive, it would be a belt.
Or.......do something like the old Snapper riders or old Jacobsen push mowers used. A rubber wheel that moved in or out on a pulley to vary the speed?