In Reply to: Re: Sherman date posted by Zeke on August 31, 2020 at 15:32:08:
Is this a real thing or somebody’s “good” idea?
The Howard transmission was made in England by the Howard Rotavator Company for the express purpose of running their PTO driven rotovator (tiller). The transmission reduces ground speed without affecting PTO speed which is more or less a must for roto-tilling with early Fords and most people beleive it to be a "good thing". The N-series version of the reduction transmission is a bit of a Rube Goldberg design and is known for eating the reduction gears which are now unobtainium. So if you have one with good gears it's a valuable and useful commodity. Treat it well and it should give you good service.
Do not try to shift the underdive in or out until the tractor and driveline are at a COMPLETE stop.
Shifting while the tractor or mechanism is in motion will eat those gears and you will become the proud owner of yet another roached Howard.