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PostSubject: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:58 am

I have a yard machine idk wat year but it has a 17 hp briggs and straton motor on it and odly enough it has no gears just foward,neutral and reverese and it has a pedal that tightens the belt to make it got so I realy don't kno. Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:20 am

Welcome to ATLTF. You have the infamous "Vari-Drive" setup. Folks seem to either love them or hate them, with no middle ground. Most hate them. It can make pulley sways (for speed increases) a more fiddley job.

What you do to your tractor largely depends on skill, budget, and tools. Most folks start with a tire change. What do you envision for your ride?

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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:31 am

I just want somethin fast and somethin I wont get stuck in mud
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:37 am

Well I would ditch the Veri-drive for mud but that's just me also you can't have something to fast and still be good in mud ya sure it can be faster than stock but don't expect 35 out of it and be cheap or perform in mud look for a starting speed of 15 then just go from there
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:03 am

Your gonna want to put in some sort of peerless/ spicer in it then. If you just wanted to go fast you could keep the stock set up. I've herd of people making them go over 20mph, but if your gonna drive it in the mud it will slip and burn up belts.
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:43 am

I think I'm gonna leave the veri-dive on and put some 25 inch atv tires on it and a gas pedal and maby a cooler on the back
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:44 am

Because I have limited funds and equipment
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:45 pm

bud vari drive with 25" tires i dont think a belt might get destroyed if i was u just go on craigslist look for a foote/spicer/peerless because vari drive are not good in mud at all if you wanna do this swap look at redlinemotorsports build he had vari drive as well
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:58 pm

Well- nothing wrong with starting off light and easy. Do whatever you're going to do, and as time, money, and skill permit then upgrade. Gotta start somewhere!

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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:53 pm

Doc Sprocket wrote:
Well- nothing wrong with starting off light and easy. Do whatever you're going to do, and as time, money, and skill permit then upgrade. Gotta start somewhere!
Yea as much as I encourage people to do vari drive swapps It took me roughly two months just working off and on with it, kinda a big undertaking. paid off tho.
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:06 am

Ok so some of us know is your tractor gonna be a rally mower?
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:07 am

Well I spent 5 hours taking everything off my mower I swapped the pullies put belt tentioners on and a gas pedal and got it all back together and I missed a wire somewere so now I gotta take it all apart and find the wire
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PostSubject: Re: hi guys im new on here need some ideas   Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:19 pm

What's the issue? Perhaps we can help you sort it out?

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