jackshaft


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jack·shaft

 (jăk′shăft′)
n.
A short shaft that transmits motion from a motor to a machine, especially in an automobile.

jackshaft

(ˈdʒækˌʃɑːft)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a short length of shafting that transmits power from an engine or motor to a machine
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MOTOPEDS utilize a patented jackshaft pedal drive system and various lightweight, low-displacement engine packages in order to yield a 125-pound bike that achieves between 130 and 150 miles per gallon as a commuter.
The 6000 Series features a higher speed external jackshaft motor that moves doors at a speed of 36” per second.
Similarly, if the motor is coupled via a conductive coupling to driven equipment such as a gearbox, pump, or jackshaft, then such a discharge could also take place in the driven equipment bearings.
By using a jackshaft you can belt it to a rototiller or your garden tractor engine.