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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:48 pm

Not sure haha, gonna have to check sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:39 pm

So I rigged up a simple steering damper today for fun.

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Just used a screen door cylinder like I planned, seems to work pretty good. It does feels like it helps stop the wee bit of bumpsteer.

Also did a little playing around.









I'll probably keep it this way as it seems to be mounted pretty solid, just gotta paint it a cool colour haha. Let me know what ya think
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:02 pm

Interesting. I see it's application. Good Job.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:12 pm

Cool iv'e never seen that before.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:21 pm

Thanks fellas! Figured I'd throw it on there and see what happened, as I do with many things haha
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:24 pm

AllisKidD21 wrote:
Thanks fellas! Figured I'd throw it on there and see what happened, as I do with many things haha
What exactly does it do? make the steering easier and more smooth?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:30 pm

It's supposed to slow down steering action and fight it kinda. So if you hit a rock it only breaks your finger half of the time (jk lol)

Looks good Allis! Does it work both ways?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:48 pm

Yeah like Rich said it basically keeps the bump steer to a minimum. There isn't much anyways, but I still figured I'd add it just cuz. It seems to work both ways pretty good, I was wondering about it making one way really stiff to turn but it didnt really so I'm happy with it! Haha
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:09 pm

Well I was considering swapping a heavier front axle under the MTD, something made of solid steel with greaseable spindles knuckles. Buuuuuutt I thought about having to swap over all my suspension mounts and what not, and I thought that sounded like too much work hahaha.

So I just decided to upgrade my stamped one a bit.





First I wanted to sleeve the spindle bushings and add a couple of grease fittings.









I also wanted to patch up the old hole I cut when I added the angle iron in the beginning of the build.







Finished it off with a piece of rebar hahaha



And I drilled and tapped a couple holes for grease fittings.





Turned out pretty good! Now my bushings wont run dry and start squeaking like usual haha. Tomorrow I'm hopefully gonna cut and re-weld my steering arms to get my ackerman angles back. Let me know what ya think!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:22 pm

Looks nice and i bet that axle is extremely solid now. I think I might do the same grease thing because I agree with you that the original setup is pretty pathetic.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:28 pm

Thanks! I sure hope she's solid now haha. Yeah some of these stamped axles aren't the best setup for getting dirty and stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:53 pm

Nice boogers!  I bet it is pretty solid! Don't stop the boogers. One day if you keep it up they may become dimes!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:30 am

theres some meat in there now for sure, I like the thinking behind it, it's like hidden gusseting.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:21 pm

Well they only look like that because I was welding it straight up and down, should've flipped it up in the vise so they turned out better. Haha, oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:22 pm

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theres some meat in there now for sure, I like the thinking behind it, it's like hidden gusseting.

Thanks haha, there should definitely be an improvement in strength compared to stock.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:45 pm

So I finished my steering work today, just modified steering arms to get my ackerman angles back. I wanted to go for a drive to test it out so I pull on to the dirt track in second gear, I go to shift into third and when I let the clutch out she stops in 'er tracks. I try every gear and nothing, so I finally noticed my right axle is sticking way out amd I assume the snap ring has broken off some how and the axle pulled out of the spider bevel gear. Well I push 'er back to the barn and drop the trans out.



When I pulled the one axle sleeve off the shaft and bearing arent worn out a bit, which is surprising but good.







Just like I thought the snap ring popped off the end of the axle shaft



Then I notice my spider gear pin...



Yeah... not sure how that happen but I'm not happy about it.
But, this in a way might lead to a nice score. I'm not gonna say until the I find out if the deal is gonna go though or not, but I might have another project or two. We'll see!!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:41 pm

That sux, I bet the snap ring got in there and pried gears apart snapping that shaft. Hope your score happens. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:06 pm

Cheers mighty! I sure hope it does as well hahaha. I dont know about the cause of the pin snapping, but I can tell by looking at the ends that it didnt happen very recently. Oh well, If this deal goes through I wont have to worry about it!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:18 pm

PS, good to see the front back together!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:29 pm

time to doc lock it ! the pin is already in 2 pieces so half of the work is done lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:33 pm

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PS, good to see the front back together!

Yeah, now I guess it's time to work on the back end haha.

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time to doc lock it ! the pin is already in 2 pieces so half of the work is done lol

I thought you'd say that hahaha. I dont think I'll go that route but I'll keep the broken pin around just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm

Yay, score!! Haha.









The LT11 has a Peerless 801 which has the differential pin I need, along with lots of other useful parts. And the GT 6000 is gonna become a workhorse/off-roader.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:34 pm

SWEET! That GT6000 is pretty close in model as the Squatch! I think it is a year or two newer. Looks to still have a horizontal, but in a Kohler!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:41 pm

Yeah she's got the horizontal shaft 18hp Magnum opposed. Got 'em both for a real good price too, $FREE. Hahaha
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Can't beat FREE! That Kohler run?

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator)   Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:26 pm

Nice mowers I wish I got free mowers...
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