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 ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?

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PostSubject: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:27 pm

i have a mower with a whole bonnet that flips down not like most where they just have the top of it flip open, how do you guys put bullbars on the front of one of these?
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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:37 am

You would probably have to modify the way the hood mounts. You could try something like what Stretch did on the Silver Bullet http://www.atltf.com/t1062-craftsman-lt10-build . The hood probably wouldn't open all the way, but maybe far enough to do maintenance.

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PostSubject: Reply   Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:31 pm

You could just have a ram bar that sits lower than most and that also extends out a little more.
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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:29 am

the thing is the hood sits so low when open :/ might split the hood so it opens from the top only or use clips and make it a clip off design.
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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:55 am

Could rig up a quick disconnect, kind of like what came on 90s Craftsmans where you tilt the hood back and it will slide off. Or make one like Fearless' hood on his Murray.

I dunno what you have for clearance, but you could try spacing out the sides for the bars that will hold on the bumper part.

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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:02 pm

You could come off the frame so its sterdy and do what ferlessfront does and when you need to work o0n it take out the hoodpins and take the whole hood off!
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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:27 pm

if you build it low enough you might be able to still open it, i did this on my Murray.
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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:19 pm

Here's mine it clears the hood but doesn't fully open I mounted it low on the mower
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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:13 am

I too, ended up using pins. Between the winch and the bumper, a tilting hood wasn't going to happen without more engineering than I was willing to perform.

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PostSubject: Re: ideas on how to put a front bash bar on the front of this mower?   Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:34 pm

Have The Hood Just Sit On The Casing, Where It Lifts Straight Up! For Instance The Bumper Kind Of Touches The Front Of The Hood, But The Hood Slides Straight Up.
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