I could use some advice. I have a BearCat 554 Chipper/Shredder (like this: http://www.bearcatproducts.com/outdo...0PTO%20Chipper
) It is belt driven, and is shipped without a clutch.
However, my PTO shaft is twisted, presumably from jams. So I would like to add a friction-type slip clutch to the PTO shaft. Some relevant data:
Tractor: Kubota BX1860 with 13 HP PTO (1500 in.lb PTO output torque at 540 rpm)
Tractor PTO output: 1-3/8 in. 6-spline, male
Chipper input: dia. 1 in. smooth round shaft with key
PTO Shaft: Metric Series 1
I have spoken to BearCat about this, and they simply say that a clutch is not necessary; they rely on the belt drive to act like a slip clutch.
I have spoken to Weasler Engineering (they make clutches and PTO shafts) and they do not make any clutches with torque settings that low.
I have not been able to find a suitable clutch elsewhere. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Has anyone here put a clutch on a low-torque tractor?
Thanks for the help.
(Yes, I know the tractor is undersized for that chipper/shredder Ė but itís all Iíve got.)