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Old 07-27-2009, 03:00:38 PM
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Hi all -- new guy here. I am in the hunt for a Maytag engine, and my first priority will be to adapt it to run a hand-cranked ice cream freezer. (I've seen a couple of clips on YouTube.) My question is where do you go to find pulleys, belts, keyed stock and other parts for this sort of thing? I can't recall seeing this stuff at my local hardware store.Thanks in advance!
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I get all of my pulleys and belts from Grainger. They have a great selection at a relatively low price. The only problem though is that their stores are hard to come by, but they do have a website (www.grainger.com).

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Thanks Jimmy! Turns out there's a Grainger nearby.
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If you aren't in a hurry and can wait for opportunity to knock, a good source for pulleys that will fit the bill can be found in old belt drive furnace blowers and clothes dryers.
This pulley on my ice cream maker came from a dryer. The idler is off of a riding mower deck.



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Most farm supply stores like TSC Tractor Supply in this area has a good selection. I'm sure theres farm supplys in your area too. Mark
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Thanks again, fellas. John, your ice cream making setup us just lovely. Which engine is that? White Mountain freezer?
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I am using a Pincor / Pioneer Gen-E-Motor Model AL engine off of their Model P-20 reel mower.
The freezer is a cheap Chinese knock-off - Nowhere near the quality of a White Mountain.
I have the governor set to run the engine at 2000 rpm. The engine gearbox ratio is 5:1 giving me an output shaft speed of 400 rpm. The pulley ratio is 6:1 (2" to 12"), giving me a freezer shaft speed of 66 rpm.
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John: Has your cheap Chinese knock off held up through several ice cream cycles? Love to see a Youtube of your ice cream maker!
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I read this thread about making ice cream with a Maytag. I made this machine. Its run with a 1.5hp Fairbanks. Not quite a Maytag. I love Maytag but I dont think I could have got a model 92 to pull all this... Heres the pictures. Ask questions if you want to!
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Here are a few more pictures of the machine. ~Zach
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