snowblower power transmission question


Old 08-08-02, 04:29 PM
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snowblower power transmission question


I have drive section to an old jacobsen 2-stage snowthrower (serial no. 52601 10463 I think 52601 is the model no.) and a briggs and straton 8hp engine(model 195432 type 2245-01 code 88031710) and I want to hook the two together. I don't have any idler or clutch. I can't seem to find any parts for the jacobsen so I can't get an oem idler.

The snowthrower is driven by one belt so I was thinking I would put a centrifugal clutch on the output shaft of the engine and string the belt over that. I would rather find some sort of idler pulley set up so I could have better control of when the snowthrower drive starts to spin. does any one know of an aftermarket idler pulley and bracket that I could put on this?

any ideas and or suggestions?

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Old 08-08-02, 11:43 PM
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Hello rd3!

Many old tillers have Idler brackets that you may be able to adapt to your application. There is a company called northeast machine that carries some obsolete Jacobsen parts, but I misplaced their phone #. Search for them on the net...that's how I found them.

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