Gravely 14 hp Lawn Tractor equipped with a ZENA welding system
daily on a farm, this mobile 150 amp., 100% duty cycle riding welder goes anywhere
one can walk --- a most useful (and very frequently used) piece of maintenance equipment.
To quote the owner, I don't know how we ever made do without it --- paid for
itself in the first month.
This installation is particularly interesting in that it illustrates a number of
techniques that are typical to many ZENA welding system installations.
views show the installation components (including completed mounting bracket assembly).
ZENA A300 and A215 Brackets were used.
The V-belt is from an auto parts store, the large pulley comes from a Chevrolet dealer,
and the other components were fabricated on site using 1x1/4 bar stock, 2x1/4
angle stock, and 1/4 wall tubing/pipe (for spacers).
Misc. nuts and bolts were also utilized.
tractor engine (right side) before installation.
with mounting bracket assembly installed
(using two spacers and longer bolts to replace
bolts which hold starter motor onto engine).
Power Generator is mounted to the tractor using a simple bracket assembly which is
made by using a ZENA A300 universal mounting bracket which is mounted (using 5/16
bolts) to a piece of 2x1/4 angle stock. The 2 angle is mounted to the engine via
existing bolt holes which are used to mount the engine's starter motor. Longer bolts
are selected and spacers are used to space the 2 angle away from the engine just
enough to clear the starter motor and surrounding components. A tensioning arm is
made up from a piece of 1-1/4x1/4 bar stock (twisted 90° - see photos), and
a shortened ZENA A215 slotted tension arm bracket. The tensioning arm components
are assembled and the arm is attached to the 2 angle using 5/16 bolts.
installed using flywheel bolt holes &
enlarging holes on pulley to match bolt pattern.
view showing Power Generator wiring
with all components installed -- ready to weld
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