Universal Fit Gear System, with Quick Tach Motor Holder

The manual gives suggestions that have been successful, you are free to try any combinations you like.

ABS is probably ideal, the reason I did not use it is because it really lets off strong fumes during printing.
The idea with the TPU wheel is the smaller gear is softer and more forgiving with some flex. If damage were to occur it should happen to the smaller gear. So far other than polishing of the teeth the PETG/TPU mating has shown no significant wear in the dirt and grime of an open station tractor.

PETG and ABS are likely equally suitable for the hard parts of the project.


Could this be added to the google drive / along with the type of the gear?
(Just in case someone would like to generate a gear that is lets say 15 tooth instead of 9 / 12 :slight_smile: )

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Its @PotatoFarmer system if he want he can add it. In many CAD software you got gear generators. Its easy to make custom gears.

Is there anyone that would be willing to make me one of these when I’m ready for it? I haven’t started installing yet.

I would pay for it and shipping obviously.

where are you located?

Thanks @PotatoFarmer for providing the files for printing these off.
The big gear i printed with PETG at .15 layer height and i think it looks absolutely perfect. The small gear is TPU 95A. i can’t wait to get these installed and test them out.


Rice Lake Wisconsin USA

I would also be interested in purchasing a set if there is someone willing. I haven’t quite got ready to dive into the 3D printing world yet. Located in central Nebraska.

What shore hardness should the TPU have for the small gear (e.g. 90A, 95A etc.)?
Why is the finger guard for the small gear made of TPU and not PETG or any other material?

The type of TPU I used did not declare hardness. But the results were a very hard rubber like a hockey puck.

The finger guard is TPU so it can flex without cutting your fingers if a person is very determined to touch the pinch point. Also since it attaches without fasteners it flexes over the holder to stay on.

Plus TPU is usually pretty glossy so its nice against the more matte pteg.

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@PotatoFarmer Could you share your settings for printing the Carbon Fiber PETG? I am getting a lot of stringing and i can’t figure out why.

They are included in the instruction manual, its labelled read first in the folder with the .stl’s

Though each printer has its own tweaks to get right. Do you have a picture of what you mean by stringing?

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here it not terrible as it is mostly in the support material. I am using the carbon fiber from filaments.ca. Just wondering what your nozzle temp is and your retraction settings. I know every printer is different but maybe just to give me an idea of where to start.

Overall its not bad, a heat gun can make fine strings disappear.

I think your temp is pretty close, the oarts that are nice are really nice. I would try enabling “coast” in your slicer. It lets off the pressure in the extruder before moving or ending a line.

Is your machine a direct drive? My machine is a creality direct drive.

This TPU is kicking my rear…

Anyone try and printing one with nylon filament? I haven’t tried printing any gears with nylon but I have found it to be a very impressive material that would probably be ideal for printing the gears as it seems to be very low friction and quite durable. The only problem is that it costs a fair bit more than PETG.

Probably overkill for this application, did someone worn out petg or tpu gear? ASA maybe good material for things in sun exposed to UV.

What kind of issue are you seeing? What kind of extruder?

I’ve been reasonably successful with a bowden tube extruder modified slightly. The trick is you have to go slow (30-40 mm/s). I’ve also seen it recommended to turn retraction off, but I have accidentally been printing with a retraction length of 5.5mm and it was working not too badly most of the time.

yes it is a direct drive Sovol SV06. Ok so then i wont worry about it to much then. Thanks