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PostSubject: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeThu Mar 08, 2012 10:37 pm

Well, I've been gone for about a year, oddly enough summer got busy, went to California, and gardened(by hand). Naturally, you ask, "What does this have to do with lawn tractors?" well, when I left this site had about 110 members, and there were 3 big people on youtube talking about this(Chunk?, Arild, Fearless), now there are a ton of yall. So a "hell yeah!" for the hobby, and a "whaa?" for us relatively old-timers(I am farely new, but have been using lawn tractors/mowers unmodified for years). Thats my piece.
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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeSun Mar 11, 2012 3:51 am

Alot of people are out modding tractors , personally i think its because anyone can plunk down a wad of cash for a ATV , BUT building a tractor into whatever you want it to do is by far cheeper in the long run, even buying some expensive parts can still be cheeper .

I too have tinkered with tractors since the 90's , but since 2006 ive had a few mods ive attempted to build - each progressing hopefully for the better.

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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeSun Mar 11, 2012 8:24 am

The sport has grown alot alot cheaper then atv and funner to Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeMon Mar 12, 2012 1:39 am

@Bigal wrote:
The sport has grown alot alot cheaper then atv and funner to Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Plus, atleast IMO a steering wheel and seat are funner than bars and a saddle. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeMon Mar 12, 2012 1:44 am

@dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Alot of people are out modding tractors , personally i think its because anyone can plunk down a wad of cash for a ATV , BUT building a tractor into whatever you want it to do is by far cheeper in the long run, even buying some expensive parts can still be cheeper .

I too have tinkered with tractors since the 90's , but since 2006 ive had a few mods ive attempted to build - each progressing hopefully for the better.


Well I've been riding un-modded tractors off road since God only knows, only in the last few year thanks to Davidsfarm oddly enough have I been modding them. The timeline went something like this Davidsfarm vid about off road lawn mower-Arild-Fearless-ATLTF, thats why I wont badmouth DF, and why I'm eternally greatful to the latter for expanding my knowledge through their vids.
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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeMon Mar 12, 2012 6:40 pm

I ran most my 'regular' tractors thru a swamp behind the folks place back north for quite some time - i called it 'a break in period' to see how well they hold up before i would actually mow with them.

Chunk was the person who invited me to join here - i followed him on YT for quite some time.

I dont really have anything to comment on about DF .
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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeSat Apr 14, 2012 7:42 pm

@dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Alot of people are out modding tractors , personally i think its because anyone can plunk down a wad of cash for a ATV , BUT building a tractor into whatever you want it to do is by far cheeper in the long run, even buying some expensive parts can still be cheeper .

I too have tinkered with tractors since the 90's , but since 2006 ive had a few mods ive attempted to build - each progressing hopefully for the better.

I plunked down $40 to get my tractor. I did have to invest close to another $60 for axle, brakes, and steering wheel. But even at that, where can you get a used ATV of any sorts for $100?

For me, replacement parts are fairly cheap, mods are easy. And because my offroad tractor is the same model as my lawn tractor. If it goes belly up, I still have a ton of spare parts for the lawn tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: Evolution of the ATLT(F)   Evolution of the ATLT(F) Icon_minitimeMon Apr 16, 2012 7:54 pm

ha ha i started with my roper 12hp and its way better than atvin and cheep too. who cares if you get stuck its still fun
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