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!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Next Chat Event - 8/19/2017 @ 8:00pm EST .
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
ATTENTION!! - The 2017 ATLTF Build-Off is underway! Click Here to view qualification rules, and Click Here to view entry instructions!
The new 2017 ATLTF stickers are in! View them here, and order yours while they're hot!
We now have a Discord chat server! Contact Doug for an invite link!

Share | 
 

 The Swamp Rat

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: The Swamp Rat   Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:31 pm

So here it my 2002 murray RER. Stock it had a 930 or 920 peerless, 14in rear tires, 11hp briggs, and 9in front tires. Since then it has evolved in to what it is to day.
Here are the mods
The motor has a 16hp briggs carb on it
6in engine pulley
3.5 transaxle pulley
new metal idler pulleys
more clutch springs
20in turfs in the rear
15in tires off a murray
a hole different fron end from a murray
swapped in a 5 speed spicer
Lifted 1.5in's
Stretched 4in's
Here how it was with just the deck off a few years ago

I quickly put bigger rear tires on it, but because of the 5/8 spindles on the front i couldn't put bigger tires on the front with out some modifications


mock up from years ago



It has been out of commission for 2 years, just got it running a week ago but the motor threw a rod lol. I'm rebuilding it now.
Thats with 18's up front


Thats after it was stretched







I also did the honda recoiling pull start on this mower. I have a thread on it.
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:34 pm

I also wanted to show my trailer hitch that i extended up. It makes it so a trailer doesn't lean down when towing it.





It also has a left hand shifter that is opposite of a normal one.

Back to top Go down
crazykid1994
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-03-18
Posts : 618
Forum Rep : 0
Location : loxahatchee, florida

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:51 pm

nice truck

looks good. i had that same year and model. i wish i had kept it because it looks like an awesome base for a build
Back to top Go down
crazykid1994
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-03-18
Posts : 618
Forum Rep : 0
Location : loxahatchee, florida

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:52 pm

the mower that is. just so you dont get confuzzled
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:02 am

@crazykid1994 wrote:
nice truck

looks good. i had that same year and model. i wish i had kept it because it looks like an awesome base for a build
Yeah its a great platform to start with. They are way better in the mud or any thing because the weight is on your rear tires. But i've never rolled this lol. They are kinda rare to.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:26 am

*nods in approval* now theres some footage of the little rat... very good!

and as for that Dodge - nice choice. Not an old gen like mine, but still really cool lol
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:19 am

prometheusedi wrote:
*nods in approval* now theres some footage of the little rat... very good!

and as for that Dodge - nice choice. Not an old gen like mine, but still really cool lol
I'll try to get some. I was gonna make one of the recoil but the engine threw a rod. I'll have to make some romp videos. The dodge isn't really any thing special but its getting dana 60's front and rear with 37's soon. May be some 3rd gen dodge seats.
Back to top Go down
crazykid1994
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 22
Join date : 2013-03-18
Posts : 618
Forum Rep : 0
Location : loxahatchee, florida

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:37 pm

i wanna swap in d60's and upgraded steering everything... but its my girlfriends and she doesnt want me to. so oh well. i did what i did to the engine and am going to do a little more "maintenance" to it soon.
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:59 am

Well this engine rebuild is going to be harder than i thought. The rod is extremely scored, so bad the rod won't rotate on it with the bolts tight. I plan to sand it down to day, if this doesn't work i have the parts motor i can get the crank from, but i'm thinking about throwing a 5.5hp predator in it and putting the 11hp in something else. Would the little 5.5hp do ok with 23s and a 1:1 ratio?
Back to top Go down
Ariens YT11
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 20
Join date : 2012-10-31
Posts : 743
Forum Rep : 0
Location : The Wyo-Braska Panhandle

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:54 pm

I can tell you this the predator motor will not have enough power
Back to top Go down
http://pmwcm.forumotion.com/
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:44 pm

@Ariens YT11 wrote:
I can tell you this the predator motor will not have enough power
What I was to gear it with like a 6in engine pulley and a 8in transaxle pulley? I guess I could mod the motor to with different parts. I'd assume the 212cc predator parts would work on these to.
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:28 am

Ok its back in action! Last week end i bought a 1995 murray rer for 60 dollars. It had a 12hp briggs on it that was so post to run. We fired it up at the guys house but only for a few seconds and stalled because i thought it was flooded. I bring it home, put my 11hp shroud/recoil on it and it started up on the 2nd pull.

I ran it around on that mower for a little but it ran like it needed the carb cleaning. It wasn't till I tried to drive it up a pile of dirt till i realized it wasn't getting enough gas. I put a new fuel filter and line on it and its ran perfect since then. I swapped it over to the swamp rat and it does awesome. I took it for a romp yesterday and ran like new. It goes reasonably fast.

More pictures today!
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:34 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR9gEhqXfXY
Back to top Go down
GenevaCustoms
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 20
Join date : 2013-09-24
Posts : 315
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Florida

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:07 pm

needa do a mud vid
Back to top Go down
TroyBilt Pony
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Join date : 2013-06-01
Posts : 578
Forum Rep : 0
Location : West Virginia

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:30 pm

You could build the little predator!
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:30 pm

@GenevaCustoms wrote:
needa do a mud vid
I'll try to get one lol
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:31 pm

@TroyBilt Pony wrote:
You could build the little predator!
Yeah but i got this 12hp for cheaper and a hole mower with it to
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:45 pm

Well i had a few romp pictures on my phone but it broke lol. I'll have to get some with my real camera. I have these that i uploaded before it broke.


thats the mower the 12hp came off of


I had a lot more lol idk if i'll be able to get them back or not
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:20 pm

Been a while since i last updated this. It looks like this now







Its burnt up like 3 belts lol. I fixed that now. I also geared it down a little with a 6in pulley in the back and a 5in pulley up front. So its super slow now, and to make matters worse the shifter bent (long story lol) and won't put the transmission in 5th gear any more. So i gotta make a new shifter. I also put 23in dirt devils in the back which make it crawl through every thing. And the 4 wheeler rack is new.
Back to top Go down
1997 Murray
Expert
Expert
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2013-11-13
Posts : 1311
Forum Rep : 1
Location : NW USA

PostSubject: The Swamp Rat   Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:58 am

is the murray the same as the rat? frame/transaxle wise?
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:45 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
is the murray the same as the rat? frame/transaxle wise?
I'm not sure what you mean lol. The frame is stock but the motor and transaxle are not.
Back to top Go down
cumminsbayou
Apprentice
Apprentice
avatar

Age : 19
Join date : 2011-11-04
Posts : 232
Forum Rep : 0
Location : fairhope Al.

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:49 pm

I went ahead and got a new belt for it today. Motor still runs awesome started on the 1st pull after 3 weeks of sitting.

She did some working today lol. Thats a old window unit and on the bottom is a hole bunch of scrap steel for my build off mower and stuff. I found the window unit in the trash lol.




Need to do more work to the rack and fender flares/mud flaps still.
Back to top Go down
T-Dub13
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 47
Join date : 2013-12-06
Posts : 539
Forum Rep : 0
Location : Central MA

PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:09 pm

That's a unique looking tractor! I like how it has a ton of ground clearance. Looks like a swamper for sure!  Cool 
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Swamp Rat   

Back to top Go down
 
The Swamp Rat
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» vintage swamp cooler
» 2-swamp witch 25x12-10 tires
» hmf swamp series exhaust
» My new HMF Swamp Series
» HEADIN TO THE SWAMP

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road/Rally Tractor Project & Builds-
Jump to: