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Converting Ariens 924 series to Electric

Hey guys,

So I'm converting my Ariens 924 series snowblower over to electric.

After needing to replace a spindle housing, I've got pretty much everything figured out except for one part ... I need to adapt a 5/8" motor shaft to a 1" pulley.

Here's a full writeup of what I've been working on:
https://hackaday.io/project/163978-e...wer-conversion

But here's a few pictures:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9KJvyEuwzpXJvs4q6

https://photos.app.goo.gl/xBmX1kgV814N6w1f8


The second picture shows the 3D printed adapter I made ... so far it works like a champ, but I'm only able to secure the pulley to the adapter .. and not the adapter to the inner shaft. Both keyways fit nice and snug, but the pulley wants to jog a tiny bit forward and backward on that shaft while running, and that makes me nervous.

Does anyone know of a 5/8" ID to 1" OD shaft adapter with dual keyways? Could I use a combination of adapters (like 5/8" to 3/4" to 1")?

Thanks in advance for any help

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Looks interesting. Have you tried getting a double pulley with 5/8 bore? An electric motor shop should have pulleys.

Is that a golf cart motor?

Saw your battery pack you made. Iím assuming LI cells How many ah will it supply?


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Could you drill thru the adapter and use a longer set screw to reach the shaft?
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Could you drill thru the adapter and use a longer set screw to reach the shaft?



I agree with Niteshft, the small key is in contact with the shaft so just drill and tap a hole to get a setscrew in contact with that small key and you should be good to go. Good luck. Looks like 3D printing is here to stay. I know chainsaw guys looking to get NLA manifolds and parts printed up.
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that appears to be less than 1/2 hp electric motor. I don't think you will have much luck moving snow with it.
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For what it's worth, the Ariens Amp 24 came with a 4 horsepower motor and a 48V 30 amp battery.

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I believe that's a 1/3HP, 24V DC Leeson electric motor rated at only 1,750 RPM. I would also think it needs to be much larger, maybe something like this: Motenergy ME0909 PMDC Motor, 12-48V, 4 hp cont, 12.8 hp peak https://www.electricmotorsport.com/m...2-8-hp-pk.html
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Converting Ariens 924 series to Electric

Like to hear specs on el motor.
Amps horsepower and rpm

Iíve seen the mean green electric commercial mowers. Technology is there but $$$

http://www.meangreenproducts.com

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That is going to be one heavy mutha!

I am deathly allergic to shovels!


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