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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:45 am

add a guard or a tensioner, this will be my problem when it comes to that!
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:09 am

Could go with a tensioner setup off a snowmobile in the transmission- has the two 'pucks' and a spring between em. Or use a idler sprocket hooked to a lever arm and spring.
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:48 pm

you could get a hold of one off a bike, that's my idea
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:17 pm

i made my chain shorter and aligned it better and so far it has only poped once back in the woods so it is going good hopefully i can post pictures in the next couple days
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:03 am

yay just out of interest how big is the chain on it?
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:04 am

stretched out from end to end it is about 2 1/2 feet long
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:35 pm

That looks like a cool project, I like the long arms in front and I'm curious to see what you will fab to keep it stable. I have had something like this in mind for years, just never had the drive to do it lol. Good job, can't wait to see more progress!
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:37 pm

actualy i am done with this project enough for it to drive and function and the way i set up my front end is that i have 2 traction bars running from the frame to the axle and a sway bar mounted so that the axle will not move back and forth so technicaly i have a 3 link suspension set up on the front of it

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this is still not complete yet im getting a winch this week and im building a beefy push bumper and painting it lime green and black like my buddies just in a different way

hope you enjoy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:00 pm

im wondering how is your steering arm hooked up so you can turn the wheels
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:24 pm

Man those machines are friggin' sweet. I think when I get bored with my Rally I'm going to go bigger like yours! Good work guys I'm impressed. I want to see some action pics now tho Razz
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:21 pm

the steering works because on craftsmans the steering arm comes out from under the frame and not ontop of the frame and i welded a section onto the arm to make it longer and reach. and P.S. if you make one make the chain as short as posible and make sure you reinforce it alot so the chain doesnt pop every 2 feet back in the woods
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:57 pm

What did you use to custom cut your driver's side front tire? I'd like to remove a few lugs from my stock tires, maybe get some free traction.

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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:12 pm

i do not know thats how i got it sorry but when i do cut tires i just use a utility knife
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:58 pm

I used a carbide bur to cut a set of tires for one of my tractors. Quite messy, but it makes your tires look factory.
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:12 pm

Yeah, there's plenty of messy ways that are reported to work well. I'd like to find a cleaner way that doesn't require buying a tire groover. I wonder if a big kitchen knife would work if you sharpened it up really good. I can see myself breaking utility knife blades left and right.
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Wow. Really dont do things half assed do ya buddy!?! Aeseom work. Got any more detailed shots of the front suspendion set up?

The lime green looks awesome too!
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:55 pm

i have never broke one blade and i can take more pictures this weekend
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:58 pm

hey sorry guys for taking so long but heres some more pictures of the front end and my new winch on it


the bar going on a diagnal serves as a sway bar and keeps the axle from moving left to right

the two bars running from the frame to the axle are the two traction bars, as you can notice the one closest in the picture has a l shape welded to the traction bar and is attached to the bottom of the front axle. this keeps the axle from twisting under and ripping your shocks in half

in this picture you can see the steering arm closer and the mounting brackets for the traction bar(two pieces of angle) the steering arm needed to be extended

this is all for now, hope it helped, and soon under the build section i am building another monster mower but it will be titled "Monster Mud Mower" this one will not be as tall and will be for masive amounts of mud and offroading
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:55 pm

finally got around to making a shifter, one that you dont have to reachdown inbetween the belts, and not one you have to bend down at all to get too


the linkages underneath it, it goes through the foot rest.

its kinda like a suicide shifter, and i think its cool and somewhat different than most peoples shifters on mowers let me know what you think

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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:03 pm

that shifter looks sweet
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:13 pm

Nice shifter. Will the linkage underneath be safe?
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:34 pm

what do you mean safe?
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:08 am

Sorry, I should have worded that better. I meant will it be up and out of the way of getting hit by anything on the trail? That thing is pretty tall so I guess it's not an issue.
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:57 am

oo yea, my old shifter stuck down alot lower and didnt even come close to anything unless i was running over bushes and stuff but then again thats just like leaves and stuff, plus im not rockclimbing or anything like that with it, i built it for mud, deep water holes, and the occasional trail ride
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:28 pm





i reinforced the gearbox today so this time when i go mudding i have less chance of ripping her out again
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PostSubject: Re: monster mower   Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:12 pm

You should make a skid plate for it so nothing jams up the shifter .
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