Gun Freak wrote:Haha ours is 17 HP but the front pulley is so much smaller than the back and there is no way to switch them. However, the blade drive is a little bigger than the wheel drive and they are both on the same axle under the engine, so we're trying to flip that to make it faster.
Just get a longer belt and run it at a angle. If you have hydro gear drive all you need to do is run the longer belt on the bigger of the stack pulley.
If you have hydrostatic drive running a higher pump speed will eventually wear the pump out, so you need to "clutch" the belt so your not over running the pump with no load on the unit.
The only down fall is clutching. If you have a manual clutch engagement you can run the belt through that. If you have a manual PTO engagement you can route the belt through that and make a hand clutch like the John Deere 60 models run. The pumps are tough but you can ruin them by over running.