I wish you guys would cut it out. Now I have to redrive my press with a hydrostatic drive .Use a trans out of a yard tractor and drive the pump with the original electric motor. Drive the first shaft off the axle and maintain the original 3 pulley system to get almost infinitly variable drive from 0 to uhhh
(do some calculations dit dit dit yep) about 1200 rpm. That's plenty fast enough. and gets down to the low RPM that most presses don't have. Any downsides?