Small Engine Collector
I recently picked up a wheel horse reo. The tractor it self is not to bad but the engine did not look good. The engine was a 6 hp tecumseha. Also that same day I picked up a junk sickle bar mower for parts. The engine was a 5 hp briggs & stratton quantum. I was not expecting the sickle bar mower to run because the previous owner said it had been sitting for 3 years and he had not worked on it. I was pretty lucky because on the first pull it started right up. So I figured why not put the engine on the sickle bar mower on the reo. So I took the motor off the reo in about a half an hour and stored it in the shed for parts. Then I realized the 6 hp engine had two shafts coming out the bottom. The main one is for driving the tractor and the small one is for powering the mower deck. So what I was thinking was to run every thing off the same shaft with the new motor. Any way my question is does the smaller smaller shaft spin faster or slower than the main shaft. If I know what speed the small shaft spins at compared to the big shafts speed I can change the size of th pully to make it around the right spped. So if anyone has one of these mowers running could you some how tell me the speed at wich the shafts spin at. :thanku::greendr: I will post some pics tomorrow!