A direct drive system reduces the unit's footprint to about half of that required by a belt-driven machine
, allowing installations in restricted areas.
As I wrote in the threshing chapter of my book, Implements for Farming with Horses and Mules, "A little caution and good judgment, along with a lot of practice, are required to quickly and properly line up and set a tractor and belt-driven machine
One could not belt to a thresher or any other belt-driven machine
at the front of the tractor.
The machine shop display features belt-driven machines
that have been restored.
Extra equipment included wheel weights and a V-belt pulley or a 4-inch flat pulley for driving belt-driven machines
As rotor speeds increase, energy consumption goes through the roof on belt-driven machines
Featuring a rack and pinion drive for elevator and extractor movement, the Logimat vertical lift module provides better tray stability with less servicing than chain- or belt-driven machines
They don't need to wait for a central unit as on belt-driven machines.
The individual spinning position supports reliable lot separation even when changing cans or spinning components; there is no need to wait for all spinning positions to run out as on conventional belt-driven machines.
But this high productivity doesn't take up any more space, because the Autocoro 8 with its single-drive technology is still 13% more compact than belt-driven machines
of comparable length from other manufacturers.
The firm decided up front that its trucks would be most useful to farmers during the harvest season, so they included a large belt pulley that could be attached to the front crank shaft for powering grain separators and other belt-driven machines