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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:46 pm

That looks dynamite, man! Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:50 pm

quite nice... reminds me of 'pine needle' camo!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:54 pm

yea we have alot of palm fron woods down here... not your normal palm tree on the beach but palm frons shrubs pretty much idk how to explain it pretty much if you dont know what im talking about you wont know but if you do then you will lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:48 am

camo looks good, we have some of them plants round here, ive used some for that myself
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:45 pm

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yea we have alot of palm fron woods down here... not your normal palm tree on the beach but palm frons shrubs pretty much idk how to explain it pretty much if you dont know what im talking about you wont know but if you do then you will lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabal_minor There called palmeto bushes. We have them up here to, I've seen woods where there was nothing but them under all the trees. They hurt like hell if you gotta walk through them to lol.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:06 pm

Lol palmetto ! That's the word and yea we have the saw ones down here to but not all of them are
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:00 pm

I was thinkin bout doin a mix of from camo and pine on the Craftsman.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:19 pm

@GenevaCustoms wrote:
yea we have alot of palm fron woods down here... not your normal palm tree on the beach but palm frons shrubs pretty much idk how to explain it pretty much if you dont know what im talking about you wont know but if you do then you will lol

Actually I do. Size of your average shrubbery but classified as a palm tree of a sort. Some properties in the Phoenix (Az) metro area had them. Same with New Mexico. Cool idea there Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:50 pm

Got some work on the John Deere (MTD) I didn't like how it nose dived even with the 16in tires in the front, so I decided to do something about it... Now, the rear has a 3 1/2 in lift block (a 2x4 pressure treated block lol) and the inch taller front tires added a half inch to the front so technically I needed 3 inches in the front to level it out. With four inches difference in tires considering. So I went with a 2inch lift because now I should be able to run 16s or 18s in the front without to much lean in either direction here's some pics





Wish all the welds looked like that lol

View of the angle on the steering part

Some fender mounting hardware

Painting them up

Alright I know this isn't a truck forum but maybe one of you guys can help me out, just wondering if this is too much angle on the CV axles.. A key lift with the bolts all but two turns out.. Hardly screwed the tighter because didn't want the angle to bad, it's about 2 inches higher then it was just wondering what y'all think
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Didnt post the truck pic correctly and maybe post in offtopic...
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:36 pm

Ok, and yea I don't know why the othe ones are sideways ... But I'll post it in offtopic
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PostSubject: Hey, I'm MTD12HPTURBO off youtube :)    Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:23 am

I really like how you got it lifted up like that!! The tractor looks sweet!!!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:28 am

Are those two little flat plates the only thing holding that front axle in? If so, I might suggest further reinforcement, With regards to 2x4's and other wood fixtures, I strongly suggest upgrading to steel the moment you have the chance. Wood and tractor don't mix well.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:49 am

@Doc Sprocket wrote:
Are those two little flat plates the only thing holding that front axle in? If so, I might suggest further reinforcement, With regards to 2x4's and other wood fixtures, I strongly suggest upgrading to steel the moment you have the chance. Wood and tractor don't mix well.

Get that stuff sorted out and you're off to the races!
Agreed. Maybe bars that come down from the frame to the axle up front day a 45 degree angle.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:06 am

You can jump on the front end and the rear all day shake it every direction... I'm pretty ruff on it ... I'm extending the front mounts on the tranny but as for the blocks, there stayin because I haven't had a problem with them. Now on the other hand if they break I'll put some steel in there. Also on the front I will be adding a little more support just for good measure thanks for the concern though! Haha
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:07 am

And no, it's welding across the whole front. The plates were just for a little extra stregth to the frame
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:05 pm

got a little suprise for the deere... its getting a upgrade from the MTD tranny to a spicer 6 speed out of a murray... the murray will be another project that i plan on making bullet proof and big. a peerless 820 tranny and a big Twin Briggs. but for the deere this trannyt should be good. i have to get more weldin wire to make some customs mounts considering the new tranny mounting holes dont line up with the chasis ones... heres some pics.


just dropped the tranny... lift blocks still hangin out lol

just a pic of the fenders i painted mounted on the tractor

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heres a pic of the tranny, thats the pulley im going to weld to the old pulley so i can keep a lift on this thing

its a 4 1/2 inch pulley, i should get some pretty good speeds from this thing now

the shifter is in the same general area as the old mtd.. so still might have a nut buster shifter Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Looks good nice upgrade. Those wood blocks scare me.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:42 pm

Lol, nothing to be scared of. Just make sure you don't use normal 2x4s... They need to be pressure treated and like top of the line otherwise it would probably split... Either way it's getting a big time upgrade in my opinion. It will be alt better all around tractor without just one forward gear.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:53 pm

Sweet, gears are all was better when it comes to mowers lol. Remember to cut the old pulley down so it don't cut the belt like on your rear engine rider again.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:56 pm

This one clears lol it'll be ok and I'll paint up up nice and thick so it has no sharp edges and I might run a fender shift if I can mount the old horizontal shift linkage from the Murray,or just make a nut buster,... Or one under the seat like on mud kings what you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:13 pm

You could make a fender shifter. Run a steel tube underneath with a shifter going up. And a bracket going down with a piece connected to the shifter on the tranny. I think junkstar modified a shifter like that on the lifted
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:22 pm

Yea the Murray it came off of had a fender shifter lol if I steel the linkage from it and get it on here it should work.. And prob just cut the slots in the fender
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:25 pm

Got a lot farther then I was even hoping for... It drives under own power and has all six gears and reverse. Bit of a sketchy shifting right not(reaching next to loose belt) I need a larger belt and make a clutch and maybe some tensioners. May add some more lift reinforcement if you guys think so? It's very sturdy now but I'm no engineer lol. Here's some pics of all days work

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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:28 pm

your camera was upside man.....-_- lol, but yea, it needs a x-brace or else it might go sideways on you
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PostSubject: Re: MTD mudder   Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:29 pm

The front of the axle has to be supported. Theres screw hole on the side up front. you risk cracking the case or the axle driving underneath it.
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