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 Stunt Hands and the Zero Turn Tug

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PostSubject: Stunt Hands and the Zero Turn Tug   Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:47 pm

Hey all,

I wanted to introduce myself and hello! I have been a lurker and YouTube watcher for a while now, but after the rapid acquisition of several tractors.... BTW, how does one go from never owning a riding lawn mower to have 3 inside a month.... The first was an older balck Murry with a 12.5HP B&S motor, bad deck, solid motor. It could not mow the lawn because the deck was so bad. The second mower arrived, a late(r) model Troy-bilt 42" deck with hydrostatic drive and a sweet B&S 18.5HP motor. Unfortunately the motor didn't run, so I swapped the 12.5 into it, rewired and its working now. I need to modify the side cover for my new muffler, but that is about it. All the switches and safe stuff works as long as I leave the kill pigtail plugged in. Very Happy

I plan to turn the Murry into a Mud Mule with big tires, winch, and possibly a small hoist/recovery mechanism for the back. More or less a camping toy and something to get dirty with.

The 3rd and most prized tractor I have is a mid-80's Snapper Z-Rider Pro Cruiser zero turn mower with 61" deck. I plan to turn it into a parade float tug and It has a 25hp Kohler Command motor with trashed cylinders. It was run for a season without an air filter and roasted the walls and pistons. I hope to either sleeve the motor, find oversized pistons or a replacement block. The deck has been dropped and I plan to extend the front end out about 2 feet. This would allow the driver to move forward and down, and I can create a bench rumble seat in the original drivers position. I want to put a Model A style T-bucket top on it for some rain/sun protection and I might even add A/C later.. Come on, 25HP is so much power... Under the mower, I plan to mount a 10k Generator head in place of the PTO. This way I have plenty of power for any float I pull, or if I need to power my house.

I plan to draw from Ed Roth for inspiration on design and lines. I would love to know what you think. Once I get some additional pictures, I will post them up. Nice to meet everyone, I look forward to building some tractor toys. Smile

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John
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PostSubject: Re: Stunt Hands and the Zero Turn Tug   Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:58 pm

A zero turn mower?? Very interesting idea, should be cool. We're gonna need some pictures of this beast, hahaha. Welcome to the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: Stunt Hands and the Zero Turn Tug   Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:04 am

Welcome! I love it, parade tug come generator. Can't wait to see progress on that one, and the Murray too.
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