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Old 03-05-2017, 09:04 AM
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Default Reverse gearbox

I have a 2 seater Dingo and would like to add reverse. I noticed there are basically 2 different aftermarket gearboxes available, one comes with shifter and 5/8" shaft for driven clutch usually around 200 bucks. How do these stand up, are they weak and prone to break down? The other style are a planetary gear originally used on ATV and some Manco karts usually around 130 bucks. I can t find any details though, what style/size shafts do they use, do they stand up well? Another interesting Idea I came across was a guy welded a sprocket onto an electric winch and mounted the whole thing onto a hinged plate, when lowered the sprocket meshes into final drive chain and provides reverse, its on youtube under https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmq-mzF_MbY&t=13s pretty clever but no info about how effective it works.
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Old 03-06-2017, 01:58 PM
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Buggy Depot will have the complete setup, everything needed and it is a good unit. As long as you shift them from a complete stop they have no problems but that is also true with the new internal reverse buggies. Don'y buy cheap cause you get what you pay for.
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