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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:19 am

Winch brake lever, regular mower throttle cable with a little modification to put a knob on


Orientation of brake actuator lever had to be swapped back to normal for practicality reasons. Didn't require any modifications of hardware.


Anyway here it is all together and painted with some old rope on. The new rope should be here tomorrow or the next day.




Merry Christmas everybody!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:37 am

to have the shifter for the winch in front instead of near the dash is kinda stupid solved IMO cuz if U winch U sit on the mower and steer, throttle,... instead of standing near the grill to shift
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:54 am

@SebastianAlbrecht wrote:
to have the shifter for the winch in front instead of near the dash is kinda stupid solved IMO cuz if U winch U sit on the mower and steer, throttle,... instead of standing near the grill to shift

But the clutch is operated from the seat. So once you put the winch in gear it can be fully operated while sitting in the seat.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:56 am

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
@SebastianAlbrecht wrote:
to have the shifter for the winch in front instead of near the dash is kinda stupid solved IMO cuz if U winch U sit on the mower and steer, throttle,... instead of standing near the grill to shift

But the clutch is operated from the seat. So once you put the winch in gear it can be fully operated while sitting in the seat.


but the shifter that can be operated from the seat position would be smarter!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:40 am

Thanks Allis.

I was thinking about a push/pull shifter at the seat, but that would've been some tough engineering. Really once i choose a gear I can operate the clutch from the seat and that'll work fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:03 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:


I was thinking about a push/pull shifter at the seat, but that would've been some tough engineering. Really once i choose a gear I can operate the clutch from the seat and that'll work fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:07 pm

Something along those lines. Not as simple as it seems
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:10 pm

IMO that looks like a really simple setup, just a lever with a pivoting point and a linkage that clears between the oppy and the frame, that connects to the shifting arm on the 700. Once U have time and motivation to build it, try it out. My complicated MTD fender shift works great and it's using the same method!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:27 pm

only have one thing to nit pick, I think you should add some braces to the pillow blocks holding the drum. I think it will be fine pulling the tractor, but I think youll end up using this for heavy pulling at some point and bend your mounts
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:45 pm

Those mounts are 3/8" steel lol I'm not worried

This is like 30 or 40 feet of ⅝ rope, so i think 50 of ¼ should fit
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:49 pm

Rope still isn't here. Made these covers for the sides of the dash


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:20 pm

Whoops
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:37 pm

oooo I like the lever placement for the winch clutch a lot.  

Looked like a successful test until something broke.  What broke?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:48 pm

The rope. It didn't like the repeated rubbing at the fairlead. I did that test several times before I filmed it lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:52 pm

Yeah that's one thing I was going to mention.  I'd rather see a fairlead with rollers.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:01 pm

I think the real winch rope will work with this fairlead. Redline's seemed to work, although i think he switched to cable later on. We'll see how it goes i guess
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:57 pm

I realized i have a horn to put on this thing so I stole it off the truck and put it on. It's pretty loud
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:08 pm

The horn is sweet. I'm going to have to find one myself to scare off the deer lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:38 pm

Rope got here today. Only 5 days late lol

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:56 pm

Figured out the winch will drag mutt with the back wheels locked
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:05 pm

Wow! this winch has been a great success!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:10 pm

Thanks. I think it's turned out pretty well. I'm honestly thinking about narrowing the drum though, it would make doing a roller fairlead a lot easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:21 pm

The question is...can it pull you in reverse?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:26 pm

Not blowing another reverse chain.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:44 pm

very cool man, Im definitely gonna have to build me one
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:09 pm

I recently picked up a bunch more crimp connects and i know i have switches around here, thinking about throwing an led pod or two on the rack that i can swivel for back lights or forward, kinda reminiscent of the cultivator lights on old tractors with fender lights.

Oh and i think i have some repairs to do on the rack as well as making the latch I've been meaning to do on it for ages.
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