- What exactly is a Floater hub??
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:04:56 -0000
From: "harveyking2002" <harveyking@...>
Subject: Re: Kohler Crank failure on redrive
There is a simple way to take the load off the crank. Build
a "floater" hub on the engine to drive the pulley.
However, more cost and weight.
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- Ben Fleming wrote:
> What exactly is a Floater hub??Hi Ben,
For our purposes, the concept would be to hang the driver pulley on
bearings mounted to a vertical plate next to the engine. Any side
loads will go to the plate. Make the bearings something with a big
ID, bigger than the engine shaft. Now let that engine shaft stick
through a hole in the plate & through the ID of the bearings with
room to spare. Then connect the shaft to the pulley so that only
torque loads are transferred from one to the other.
The term comes from the use of "floating axles" in automotives & that
would be the likely source for components.