@Carl, the trailer is too small to haul a riding mower. I would like to put a screen floor on it.
Here’s what I am doing.
I want to be able to power it up with my lawn mower. The maximum PTO rpm is 900. This will turn the cutter wheel in the range it is now. I have everything I need to make this happen. What I don’t know is what a safe length is for the PTO shaft. The PTO is about 6" lower than the pulley shaft. The shaft is 3’ long and can be shortened to whatever length I choose. I’m looking for some insight as to how long it should be. I will have to have removable bars to maintain a constant distance and not separate the shaft from the chunker.
Is there anything else someone can see other than shields that needs to be addressed?
I left the belts on the electric motor to show how the new pulley may be able to stay mounted. while the electric motor is running or vice versa