All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSearchRegisterLog in
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
2019 Build Off Underway!

Share
 

 Front Suspension

Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Kel
Apprentice
Apprentice
Kel

Join date : 2013-03-06
Posts : 75
Forum Rep : 0
Location : New Franken

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 9:44 pm

[img]Front Suspension Kelsfr10[/img]


Above is suspension Junkstar mentioned via Youtube video. This mod was in 2008.

You can also fabricate front suspension by using guide bolts, valve springs from a V-8,and valve retainers.
Back to top Go down
http://www.xtrememowermayhem.com
truckin42
Expert
Expert
truckin42

Age : 21
Join date : 2012-10-04
Posts : 1070
Forum Rep : 0

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 9:50 pm

That a good idea for front suspension i might do it to my mower.
Back to top Go down
W1ldyOvvnZ
Skilled
Skilled
W1ldyOvvnZ

Age : 23
Join date : 2011-12-06
Posts : 499
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Winchester, ON, Canada

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 10:18 pm

Cool looking, you used Mountain bike shocks?
Back to top Go down
http://www.stat10.tk/
Doug
Administrator
Administrator
Doug

Age : 24
Join date : 2012-12-24
Posts : 2892
Forum Rep : 48
Location : Lebanon County, PA

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 10:41 pm

If I get another shock, I was thinking of doing that to the Rally since my moped shocks wont fit in with the Vtwin.

_______________________________________________
Head Forum Administrator ** Chat Moderator ** Facebook Page Admin
ATLTF Facebook Page ** Chatbox ** How To Upload Pictures

_X_ FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS _X_


Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@Doug" in your post!

Your ATLTF Staff:
Administrators: @Doug, @MightyRaze, @"Doc Sprocket", @Stretch44875
Moderators: @TheRainbowBoxer, @AllisKidD21




Back to top Go down
Thunderdivine
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
Thunderdivine

Join date : 2012-12-21
Posts : 2099
Forum Rep : 2
Location : Norway, Europe

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeWed Apr 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Nice, this is the same throw I want on my Racer.

_______________________________________________
*Thunderdivine*
My Custom Racing Mower Build
JD210R - Racing Mower, Sidebuild
My Vintage John Deere 110, 1967 model
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Back to top Go down
richie thomas
Expert
Expert
richie thomas

Age : 24
Join date : 2011-08-04
Posts : 1434
Forum Rep : 1
Location : east dublin georgia

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeWed Apr 17, 2013 7:24 pm

why not mount a single leaf spring the length of your front axle ?

_______________________________________________
if it has wheels and a motor its meant to mod  Twisted Evil
check out my builds
http://www.atltf.com/t1862-lifted-craftsman Smile
http://www.atltf.com/t3159-richies-mudracer
mini deuce

and my youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/wildpanthercutlery
Back to top Go down
dked41
Apprentice
Apprentice
dked41

Age : 55
Join date : 2012-01-31
Posts : 141
Forum Rep : 0
Location : central Wisconsin

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeFri Apr 19, 2013 12:52 pm

A single transverse leaf spring would not be a simple system. You would need to stop forward and back movement, side to side movement with the shackles. You would have arms and pivot points all over. It would look cool, but a real pain to set it up.
Back to top Go down
Thunderdivine
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
Thunderdivine

Join date : 2012-12-21
Posts : 2099
Forum Rep : 2
Location : Norway, Europe

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 20, 2013 9:32 pm

@dked41 wrote:
A single transverse leaf spring would not be a simple system. You would need to stop forward and back movement, side to side movement with the shackles. You would have arms and pivot points all over. It would look cool, but a real pain to set it up.

Think he means instead of those above, so would be easy.

_______________________________________________
*Thunderdivine*
My Custom Racing Mower Build
JD210R - Racing Mower, Sidebuild
My Vintage John Deere 110, 1967 model
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Back to top Go down
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator
Moderator
redlinemotorsportts

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-03-18
Posts : 3126
Forum Rep : 3
Location : raleigh nc

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 21, 2013 11:12 am

fearless on his murry mudder has a solid front end. do you think that's good? I kinda want to do it

I locked the front on mine and while the rode is a bit rougher its not too bad. My locker (a 5/16" bolt) actually wore out or something so I have like 1/8" of play.

_______________________________________________
Check out my builds!: MTD "Rock Bouncing" Mower -------- 60's Springfeild V-twin Mini Speed Tractor : SOLD!
Front Suspension Screen17
ATLTF.com Facebook admin - Forum Mod
whos mans is this
Back to top Go down
Thunderdivine
Seasoned Veteran
Seasoned Veteran
Thunderdivine

Join date : 2012-12-21
Posts : 2099
Forum Rep : 2
Location : Norway, Europe

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 21, 2013 1:21 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
fearless on his murry mudder has a solid front end. do you think that's good? I kinda want to do it

If you wanna get your ass kicked you should, why do you think dune buggies or similar have a throw of 60". - smooth ride.

_______________________________________________
*Thunderdivine*
My Custom Racing Mower Build
JD210R - Racing Mower, Sidebuild
My Vintage John Deere 110, 1967 model
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Back to top Go down
truckin42
Expert
Expert
truckin42

Age : 21
Join date : 2012-10-04
Posts : 1070
Forum Rep : 0

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 21, 2013 10:19 pm

For a front suspension for my mower im gonna do a coil suspension and it all will be flexable.
Back to top Go down
FOSWMT
Apprentice
Apprentice
FOSWMT

Join date : 2013-07-28
Posts : 163
Forum Rep : 0

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2013 3:40 pm

[quote="Kel"]Front Suspension <a href=Front Suspension Kelsfr10" />


Above is suspension Junkstar mentioned via Youtube video. This mod was in 2008.

were is the vid?
Back to top Go down
http://www.friendsofspeckledwood.org.uk
k2500life
Expert
Expert
k2500life

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-06-19
Posts : 1135
Forum Rep : 2
Location : Southern Florida

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2013 4:07 pm

That's pretty awesome my do that to my mowers now
Back to top Go down
http://www.lastdropgarage.com
FOSWMT
Apprentice
Apprentice
FOSWMT

Join date : 2013-07-28
Posts : 163
Forum Rep : 0

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2013 4:42 pm

I wondered if anyone had this mod done and a video of how it works?
Back to top Go down
http://www.friendsofspeckledwood.org.uk
FOSWMT
Apprentice
Apprentice
FOSWMT

Join date : 2013-07-28
Posts : 163
Forum Rep : 0

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 5:12 am

@FOSWMT wrote:
@Kel wrote:
Front Suspension <a href=Front Suspension Kelsfr10" />


Above is suspension Junkstar mentioned via Youtube video. This mod was in 2008.

were is the vid?
Did Junkstar finish this both sides does anyone know how he got on?
Back to top Go down
http://www.friendsofspeckledwood.org.uk
Doc Sprocket
Administrator
Administrator
Doc Sprocket

Age : 46
Join date : 2013-04-21
Posts : 2911
Forum Rep : 19
Location : Ontario Canada

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 11:09 am

Try sending a message directly to him...

_______________________________________________
***Get YOUR official "Doc Locked, And Ready To Rock!" Stickers by clicking here!***
***Official Sprocket's Garage vinyl graphics and tees for sale HERE!***
Front Suspension Facebo12
Put down the wrench, and come out with your hands up!-Doc "Tranny Crusher" Sprocket, ATLTF Forum Admin, Thinkerer and Tinkerer, and all-around good dood. Wink

Gen. Mayhem- http://www.atltf.com/t2597-general-mayhem-race-tractor
MULE- http://www.atltf.com/t2153-lawn-boy-utltv
MULEII- http://www.atltf.com/t3328-1970-john-deere-112-the-beginnings-of-mule-ii
MULEIII http://www.atltf.com/t4263-mule3-brainstorming-ideas-etc#58287
Wrench, Wheel, Wreck, Repeat...
Back to top Go down
CornShuck4CE
Skilled
Skilled
CornShuck4CE

Age : 30
Join date : 2014-04-07
Posts : 337
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Woodville Al

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeWed Apr 09, 2014 7:50 am

by richie thomas on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:24 pm
why not mount a single leaf spring the length of your front axle ?

You cpuld but you would have to have a 4 or 3 link setup to keep the axel in place.
Back to top Go down
CornShuck4CE
Skilled
Skilled
CornShuck4CE

Age : 30
Join date : 2014-04-07
Posts : 337
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Woodville Al

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 3:27 pm

This is the front of my murray widebody LT. This is the 4 link bars on the side of the frame. Front Suspension Image15
This is the panhard bar on front. Front Suspension Image16
This is the front look at the motor and shock tower Front Suspension Image11
This is the finish product.           Front Suspension Image14
This is mostly made of lawnmower parts and some off of a chineas atv. I rebuilt the steering and changed it all over to single tierod and atv tierod ends. All link rodends come from www.racingrodends.com. Link bars where custom made out of tool steel. Works great.
Back to top Go down
rarbaugh07
Apprentice
Apprentice
rarbaugh07

Age : 31
Join date : 2014-01-22
Posts : 117
Forum Rep : 2
Location : Logan, iowa

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 5:03 pm

That is awesome! Great mod very little weight added for the increase in performance.
Back to top Go down
CornShuck4CE
Skilled
Skilled
CornShuck4CE

Age : 30
Join date : 2014-04-07
Posts : 337
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Woodville Al

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks alot. I wonted to keep it as original lookin as possible. Your build sparked alot of ideas as well. I had thought of mounting tranny on its side how does that work out. The hardest part of the front suspintion was working out the shock tower and how to support it and keep it all under that small murray hood.
Back to top Go down
rarbaugh07
Apprentice
Apprentice
rarbaugh07

Age : 31
Join date : 2014-01-22
Posts : 117
Forum Rep : 2
Location : Logan, iowa

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 7:16 pm

Ya same here was going for the stock look. Trans works great and you could run any style of suspension with it that way.
Back to top Go down
jamcco
Apprentice
Apprentice
jamcco

Age : 20
Join date : 2014-01-04
Posts : 226
Forum Rep : 0
Location : New Hampshire

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:15 pm

@CornShuck4CE wrote:
This is the front of my murray widebody LT. This is the 4 link bars on the side of the frame. Front Suspension Image15
This is the panhard bar on front. Front Suspension Image16
This is the front look at the motor and shock tower Front Suspension Image11
This is the finish product.           Front Suspension Image14
This is mostly made of lawnmower parts and some off of a chineas atv. I rebuilt the steering and changed it all over to single tierod and atv tierod ends. All link rodends come from www.racingrodends.com. Link bars where custom made out of tool steel. Works great.
i litterally was mocking up the same sort of design and i decided to do some more research and i found your build. which is exactly what im trying to do. If you dont mind me asking but are your shocks compressed at all and if so by how much? this is the only part of the build that im am still trying to work out. thanks and your build looks great
Back to top Go down
CornShuck4CE
Skilled
Skilled
CornShuck4CE

Age : 30
Join date : 2014-04-07
Posts : 337
Forum Rep : 1
Location : Woodville Al

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:34 pm

@jamcco wrote:
@CornShuck4CE wrote:
This is the front of my murray widebody LT. This is the 4 link bars on the side of the frame. Front Suspension Image15
This is the panhard bar on front. Front Suspension Image16
This is the front look at the motor and shock tower Front Suspension Image11
This is the finish product.           Front Suspension Image14
This is mostly made of lawnmower parts and some off of a chineas atv. I rebuilt the steering and changed it all over to single tierod and atv tierod ends. All link rodends come from www.racingrodends.com. Link bars where custom made out of tool steel. Works great.
i litterally was mocking up the same sort of design and i decided to do some more research and i found your build. which is exactly what im trying to do. If you dont mind me asking but are your shocks compressed at all and if so by how much? this is the only part of the build that im am still trying to work out. thanks and your build looks great
The shocks are not compressed any when im not on it. They may be a 1/2 inch when on it. This is one of the best mods iv ever dun to it. I also changed all the steering to make it handle better at high speeds. Any questions feel free to ask.
Back to top Go down
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator
Moderator
redlinemotorsportts

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-03-18
Posts : 3126
Forum Rep : 3
Location : raleigh nc

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:37 pm

Im impressed CornShuck! Nice work, i think that is a first in the tractor modding world. Slick work, are you going to get different shocks or leave it?

_______________________________________________
Check out my builds!: MTD "Rock Bouncing" Mower -------- 60's Springfeild V-twin Mini Speed Tractor : SOLD!
Front Suspension Screen17
ATLTF.com Facebook admin - Forum Mod
whos mans is this
Back to top Go down
jamcco
Apprentice
Apprentice
jamcco

Age : 20
Join date : 2014-01-04
Posts : 226
Forum Rep : 0
Location : New Hampshire

Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:38 pm

ok thanks also do you know how much flex you have with the shocks (i have the same shocks laying around)
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Front Suspension Empty
PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   Front Suspension Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Front Suspension
Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Air Suspension in the Tennessee Mountains
» Lock front end on lifted mower?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Technical Forum :: Chassis Modification :: Suspension and Lift-
Jump to: