Hydrostatic Vs. Belt & Pulley Transmission

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    Hydrostatic Transmissions

    • Hydrostatic transmissions use a combination of a motor and a pump to creating high transmission oil pressures. The pressure provides power to the transmission gears for vehicle movement. This transmission choice, though it adds weight and size to the vehicle, reacts well to constant direction changes through the gear assembly.

    Belt-and-Pulley Transmissions

    • A belt-and-pulley transmission is also known as a continuously variable transmission, or CVT. The CVT uses sets of belts and pulleys to select and change gears, depending on the vehicle's speed. The belts and pulleys alter their diameters through mechanical linkage changes, which select the proper gear ratio.

    Considerations

    • Both transmission types function as automatics. No manual stick is required to shift gears, making either transmission functional for automobiles or for farming equipment.

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