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PostSubject: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:00 pm


This is my mtd shortly after i got it.

The first mod i did was four wheeler tires on the back
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/p206x206/65178_377301139022850_1451333542_n.jpg
As you can see here I love to mud it and beat the piss out of it

After a very abusive romp I look at the back and say that the wheels had some extra camber

I Looked underneath and this is what i saw. A cracked transaxle casing. I didnt romp for 3 months after.

Luckily i found a replacement and had it back together in no time

A romp i did in my driveway

I took the hood off just to try something new


Still on the to do list- Bigger tires, Locked transaxle, bumpers



I will put more pics up when more things have been done to it. If you have any suggestions please feel free to tell me.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:32 pm

Thats a good start.
You should mount a foot throttal on it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:35 pm

Some shocks, springs or stoppers in by the front axle will make steering at speed a lot better. And youll tip a bit slower.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:38 pm

The foot throttle is on my list i have every thing i need for it except the spring and thats $3 down at tractor supply
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:31 pm

hopefully tomoorrow i will get to work on it more i will have pics and updates asap

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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:07 am

Sweet! Is it a Vari drive? That looks like a FNR gearbox.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:03 pm

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
Sweet! Is it a Vari drive? That looks like a FNR gearbox.
Yes it is a Vari-Drive. Thats probably the one thing i dont like about my tractor
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:48 pm

Ya no one likes that. It's not too hard to swap in a different gearbox. I'm looking to sell two hydrostatic transaxles!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:56 pm

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
Ya no one likes that. It's not too hard to swap in a different gearbox. I'm looking to sell two hydrostatic transaxles!
id rather have vari drive than hydro . hydro is the one thing i hate more than vari-drive
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:22 pm

Hmm. They're nice to drive. Can't be pulley swapped and can be noisy, but same for vari.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:50 pm

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
Hmm. They're nice to drive. Can't be pulley swapped and can be noisy, but same for vari.
hydros just have that horrible whine to them i cant stand that lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:51 pm

all i need for my travtor now is a startter and it will be ready for the mud or snow depending whats on the ground
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:58 pm

Ok sounds good.
Take some pics when you do take it on a romp.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:13 pm

The only reasons I'd want a hydro is if I wanted to put insanely huge tires, or make some kind of tank or crawler. Other than that, I like the shift type transaxles.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:00 am

ya thats about al they are good for lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:55 am

just waiting for the snow to melt so i can go mudding
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:01 pm

YES I'm having engine troubles so I may miss mud season! D:
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:09 am

so i find out my engine is pretty much blown so while i find a new engine i will hopefully be able to find a second better tractor im planning on a craftsman and im trying to do this fast soo i can be ready for the mud
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:03 pm

i think, if i get it, i will put in a almost brand new 14.5 briggs engine. i currently have a 12.5 so not only will it fix my problem but upgrade it too
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:12 am

I have a whole bunch of extra engine parts, want any? The prices are really fair, I just need to get rid of them!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:40 am

what you got for front end tires good and can they hold air
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:56 am

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
I have a whole bunch of extra engine parts, want any? The prices are really fair, I just need to get rid of them!
im set. im currently tearing down a 14hp briggs twin that came out of a 87 montgomery ward.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:57 am

@jamestapleyii wrote:
what you got for front end tires good and can they hold air
i am using stock tires and so far they work fine
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:03 pm

Ah I want one of those engines! My 87 Montgommery ward is runnin on a 12hp that doesn't run right.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD= Mudding Tractor Domination (aka my tractor)   Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:07 pm

@BlackMountian88 wrote:
Ah I want one of those engines! My 87 Montgommery ward is runnin on a 12hp that doesn't run right.
its a big piece of junk lol
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