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PostSubject: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:40 pm

well vive been daydreaming and came up with this: a cage for my mower, so you sit low like just above the rear pulley like a racing mower. a cage follows a tubed buggy like rockbouncers, or any exocage. It would be (really roughly estimated) 30ft of tubing that would weigh like 30 more lb's but the center of gravity would be lower. cage would look plain sick, and you could try harder obstacles without any consequences. This does mean that you need a helmet to wheel, and a seatbelt. I would keep the hood, I think. Just tube around it. I would made a hole new rear box end to the chassis (the frame box that the transaxle is hooked to). I would also get a universal joint, ant tilt the steering. some gas petal and clutch adjustments would have to happen too. ill try to make me sit as far forward (while still being conferrable) so I don't flip over. The center console would be turned into a dash and integrated into the cage. The front part of the cage would be bolted so I could remove it and do mechanical things. I measure roughly how tall it would have to be and I saw about 30-33 from the top of the back tire. One of a kind. Im not saying this will happen anytime soon, but please tell me what you think.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:00 pm

Yeah thats a good idea.
Iv been wanting to build a roll cage for my trail mower but thats in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:32 pm

do it
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:43 pm

dylansrockinrigs wrote:
do it
Don't tempt me!
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:43 pm

it'd be cool
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:46 pm

dylansrockinrigs wrote:
it'd be cool
Ya it would.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:55 pm

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dylansrockinrigs wrote:
it'd be cool
Ya it would.
Hey truckin were you thinkin of a specific design
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:58 pm

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
truckin42 wrote:
dylansrockinrigs wrote:
it'd be cool
Ya it would.
Hey truckin were you thinkin of a specific design
Yeah atleast for my mower.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:10 pm

Why not just run the cage through the sheet metal and bolt it on? Make flanges and stuff. That way, its removable to work on. Seems like this is almost a sand-rail based on a mower frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:20 pm

I had wanted to make a cage for the Rally before it became a rally, kind of like a sandrail, then use some tight-hole netting used for paintball deadboxes and coat it for paintball.

But then it became the rally.

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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:25 pm

redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
Yeah keep the seat from getting wet and muddy.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:06 am

i saw your disinge yesterday on the chat and i think u should make the hood part hinge or come off to work on it. pins like the ones that are used in trailer hitches to hold them to the truck should be strong enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:31 am

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i saw your disinge yesterday on the chat and i think u should make the hood part hinge or come off to work on it. pins like the ones that are used in trailer hitches to hold them to the truck should be strong enough.
I think if I did a tube cage the center console, and hood would go. I'd make sheet metal firewalls and stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:38 am

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Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
I was thinking along the lines of cutting holes in the sheetmetal and running the piping through to the actual frame. Putting any kind of structural piece on sheetmetal will just bend it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:54 am

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redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
I was thinking along the lines of cutting holes in the sheetmetal and running the piping through to the actual frame. Putting any kind of structural piece on sheetmetal will just bend it up.

What I mean is so u can work on the engine without tubes in your face
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:59 am

motorizedeverything wrote:
Murray modder wrote:
redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
I was thinking along the lines of cutting holes in the sheetmetal and running the piping through to the actual frame. Putting any kind of structural piece on sheetmetal will just bend it up.

What I mean is so u can work on the engine without tubes in your face
Yeah, that's why youd have to bolt these on.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:06 am

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motorizedeverything wrote:
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redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
I was thinking along the lines of cutting holes in the sheetmetal and running the piping through to the actual frame. Putting any kind of structural piece on sheetmetal will just bend it up.

What I mean is so u can work on the engine without tubes in your face
Yeah, that's why youd have to bolt these on.
No but instead of bolts use hitch pins
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:20 am

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Murray modder wrote:
motorizedeverything wrote:
Murray modder wrote:
redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
I was thinking along the lines of cutting holes in the sheetmetal and running the piping through to the actual frame. Putting any kind of structural piece on sheetmetal will just bend it up.

What I mean is so u can work on the engine without tubes in your face
Yeah, that's why youd have to bolt these on.
No but instead of bolts use hitch pins
Thatll work to, Id go for about 3/4 in pipe as well, flatten and bend reas that you can, that way this thing can be taken apart if you do it. I had a cart that had it like that. and if you do add a cage, you NEED a seat belt. Wile theres a space (between the dash and seat) or its easy to bail from these, with a cage, you have the error to have it crush something (I.e, your hand/foot)
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:38 am

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motorizedeverything wrote:
Murray modder wrote:
motorizedeverything wrote:
Murray modder wrote:
redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Yea I think you mean like bolt sheet metal to the tubing murry modder? I was thinking doing that with a sorta firewall and like put sheet metal around the seat for mud and water.
I was thinking along the lines of cutting holes in the sheetmetal and running the piping through to the actual frame. Putting any kind of structural piece on sheetmetal will just bend it up.

What I mean is so u can work on the engine without tubes in your face
Yeah, that's why youd have to bolt these on.
No but instead of bolts use hitch pins
Thatll work to, Id go for about 3/4 in pipe as well, flatten and bend reas that you can, that way this thing can be taken apart if you do it. I had a cart that had it like that. and if you do add a cage, you NEED a seat belt. Wile theres a space (between the dash and seat) or its easy to bail from these, with a cage, you have the error to have it crush something (I.e, your hand/foot)

I want the cab part (everything from the back to the console) welded to the frame. Then make the engine cover all one tubed piece like a hood, and have bolt points that I can bolt and unbolt this thing off of the front of the tractors frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:07 pm

I'm Confused.

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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:40 pm

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I'm Confused.
Are you trying to get back at me? haha
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:45 pm

No, I'm just very confused. You start off by wanting to make a chassis of tubing, then everybody just wants a roll gage lol

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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:49 pm

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No, I'm just very confused. You start off by wanting to make a chassis of tubing, then everybody just wants a roll gage lol
I want a tube cage welded to a chassis. hold on incoming pic
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PostSubject: Re: Tubed cage for mower?   Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:50 pm

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Cage design. hard to understand yes but I outlined the tubing in pen and penciled in the motor and chassis
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