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PostSubject: Project Craftsman mud mower   Project Craftsman mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 11:08 pm

here is the crafsman mud mower project.
TO DO LIST:
1. Rear rack
2. tighten steering
3. bigger bumper
4. pulley swap
5. better tires
6. look tranny

here is the stock mower
Project Craftsman mud mower Tracto14[code]
here is the new bumper
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hahaha i almost flipped it
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here are the new tires
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PostSubject: Re: Project Craftsman mud mower   Project Craftsman mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 11:28 pm

If the steering is similar to the one on my 99 weedeater - i swapped a steering setup off a 85LT 12 parts tractor - the 99 had some plastic parts and allowed the gears to slip when steering, the 85LT 12 setup was practically a bolt in affair.

I have pics if you want to see them.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Craftsman mud mower   Project Craftsman mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 11:31 pm

yeah theres worn out plastic bushings but im going to try to make my own bushings outa brass
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PostSubject: Re: Project Craftsman mud mower   Project Craftsman mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 11:40 pm

@mrpinhead11 wrote:
yeah theres worn out plastic bushings but im going to try to make my own bushings outa brass

They make brass bushings, you may be able to just buy some at a hardware store.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Craftsman mud mower   Project Craftsman mud mower Icon_minitimeSat Feb 09, 2013 12:01 pm

yeah thats probably what ill do Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Project Craftsman mud mower   Project Craftsman mud mower Icon_minitimeSun Feb 10, 2013 6:54 pm

I used copper couplings in mine as a 'quick fix' - the setup was all worn, so i used a regular wood spade bit ( yes for cutting holes in wood) - just big enough to set the slightly cut down copper bushings tightly , greased it all up and put it back together - it helped alot for a few years, then just wore out again.

The steering shaft attaches to the top of the "t" with a bolt - you have to remove the main gear setup that comes from the steering arm to get to it. Was a serious pain for me to do, besides having to pull the motor to access the whole thing.

I had a spare parts LT12 craftsman , so i just swapped the whole thing over - was literally bolt in, with a few minor mods.

I have pics of the swap if you want to see them.
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