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#1 posted 12-19-2020 05:42 PM

If a true Reeves drive, what probably went bad, are the plastic sleeves inside the sheaves ID. These are made to fail first, before any damage to the sheave or shaft occurs. If not a true Reeves drive, then all bets are off, as many equipment makers produce their own version of a mechanical variable drive, per a Reeves knock-off design.

A design of this type can last virtually forever, but the key to longevity is to run the speed up and down, once a week or so, so the sheave does not run in one place on the shaft all the time.

You might want to post photos of the parts you need to replace. You might be able to effect a JB Weld sort of re-bushing repair!

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