Like the tittle says, if you were setting up a new loadout auger would you put an electric clutch on it?
The auger I had with the clutch also had an over-center mechanism.How does the clutch handle situations where you plug the auger (say with fertilizer). With belts I might end up burning them up, but I can at least easily reverse the thing and apply bits of power (at the cost of burning the belt). I'd think a clutch would just stall the engine.
I didn't think we were allowed to use that word anymore? A good Liberal would know that.:wink:You'd have to be retarded or hit the wrong dot on the poll to to not want a clutch!
Solider the wires back on the clutch again? Never heard of clutches on thier air carts.Should poll the guys that voted yes right after they blow a gearbox or their clutch wires break off and they have to drop $500+, might be a different result then!
They broke flush with the housing, nothing to work with! I have, they turn at what...50RPM?...not 2600RPM.Solider the wires back on the clutch again? Never heard of clutches on thier air carts.
Why would a clutch change the life of the gear box?
If so how is the electric clutch on the unloading auger of your combine still working after engaging it with the engine wide open?
I'm not arguing with you, I am just looking for your reasoning.They broke flush with the housing, nothing to work with! I have, they turn at what...50RPM?...not 2600RPM.
Honestly you are trying to convince me that 0 to full bore isn't putting a shock load on the gearbox/chain/shafts/flighting/belts/etc???
I am pretty sure my combine and many others combines have a belt tightener to engage the unload auger. Here is an example you will understand: We had a 1482 combine for many years and I can recall several issues with the electric clutch for the unload auger. Not sure what 1480 had but when we went to 1680/1688 we had ZERO issues with unloader engaging system, worked great to top off trucks and ease that last little bit into the corners.:wink:
I never thought I would be getting into an argument on here about something like this, least of all with you SWFS.
I had wires break the same way. I ended up screwing metal screws into the housing where the wires entered the housing and soldering the broken wires to the screw heads. Kind of crude but still working after a couple of years.They broke flush with the housing, nothing to work with!