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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm 
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This is a neat idea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5bR0Z9E ... re=related
Not really locost but thought I would share it anyway!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:58 pm 
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North American production rights held by MTD. .. exclusive contract for up to 70 kw iirc and open contract for over 70 kw. I could be off on the numbers, it changed a while ago from a total exclusive to open over a certain size.
Yep, it's the one used in a Craftsman riding lawn mower.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Interesting but, probably only gives a speed variation of about 3:1. Fine for a lawn mower. Not so good for a car.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:52 pm 
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That design might have been predated by this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag&feature=related

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:08 am 
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I think belt and cone type CVTs should oughta work better, on account of you can achieve a square inch or so of contact grip... as opposed to about a quarter inch square or less (1/16 sq in)

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