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 - 10/7/2017 @ 8:00pm EST .
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
ATTENTION!! - The 2017 ATLTF Build-Off ends just over a month! Click Here to view qualification rules, and Click Here to view entry instructions!
Be sure your build threads are updated and your build meets "finished" qualification rules!!
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 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
AuthorMessage
AllisKidD21
Grand Master
Grand Master


Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 1770

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:26 pm

That steering arm looks good! Shouldn't break any time soon. Looks like that old steering wheel is pretty tweaked hahaha.
Back to top Go down
DiezelFuel
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
avatar

Age : 20
Join date : 2017-07-28
Posts : 22
Forum Rep : 4
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:51 pm

Nice build man I just started a similar build, it has an 18hp opposed as well. Do you have a video of that stack? bounce That thing is sick! haha I was thinking dual stacks but I might have to steal your idea on that single it looks very clean.
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:48 am

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
That steering arm looks good! Shouldn't break any time soon. Looks like that old steering wheel is pretty tweaked hahaha.

i sure hope it doesnt break !! and yeah rolled pretty hard..

@DiezelFuel wrote:
Nice build man I just started a similar build, it has an 18hp opposed as well. Do you have a video of that stack? bounce  That thing is sick!  haha I was thinking dual stacks but I might have to steal your idea on that single it looks very clean.

the stack was just a mock up, the thing isn actually done, i have to weld up the pipes i have everything ready.. i just have to weld it up.. ill post a vid when i get it done !


Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
DiezelFuel
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
avatar

Age : 20
Join date : 2017-07-28
Posts : 22
Forum Rep : 4
Location : Michigan

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:39 am

Oh haha I gotcha.
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:03 am

Today i made a gas tank holder.. so now it not only attached to the dash with zipties...






Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
AllisKidD21
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 1770
Forum Rep : 73
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:09 am

Looks pretty good! Ya gonna put some rubber or something between the tank and the bracket? Dont want the metal on metal to cause a hole in the tank or anything haha.
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:11 am

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Looks pretty good! Ya gonna put some rubber or something between the tank and the bracket? Dont want the metal on metal to cause a hole in the tank or anything haha.

meh i might.. not too worried about it haha
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
mightyraze
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 1859
Forum Rep : 85
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:36 am

Oooo....... I like.

<-------- needs a new gas tank and gets excited when he sees gas tank mods.

_______________________________________________
Projects:
Sasquatch II 
 Li'l Red Murray
_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
RichieRichOverdrive
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 15
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 633
Forum Rep : 31
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:14 pm

Looks good! Sometime I'll get the reserve tank I've been wanting on mutt done.
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:21 pm

so today i made good progress on my yard man. got the exhaust done !! woohoo

has a nice deep tone to it ! its great !







[url=https://servimg.com/view/19580282/280
[/url]



So i was coming back from my little test drive and, yeah, the axle just sheared right after the bearing..

im going to doc lock the mst 205 and make axle supports next


goign to try to get the mst locked tommorow, and maybe start the axle supports but now im dreaming..
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
CraftsmanQuad19
Veteran
Veteran
avatar

Age : 17
Join date : 2016-04-12
Posts : 734
Forum Rep : 28
Location : Indiana

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:32 pm

I really dig that exhaust man!

Now how the heck did you do that?? affraid affraid
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:42 pm

@CraftsmanQuad19 wrote:
I really dig that exhaust man!

Now how the heck did you do that??  affraid  affraid

yeah i REALLY like the exhaust, the tone is great ! and i looks great too !

and i think the main thing is when i was doing donust last week and the right rear tire hooked and threw me off it, it probably cracked or bent the axle some, and the riding after that finished it..

oh well i needed to swap the mst anyways..
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
mightyraze
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 1859
Forum Rep : 85
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:03 am

Sux about your trans, but that exhaust looks great!

_______________________________________________
Projects:
Sasquatch II 
 Li'l Red Murray
_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
AllisKidD21
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 1770
Forum Rep : 73
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:40 am

Exhaust looks good man! Kind of a bugger about your axle shaft, seems like you have a bit of bad luck when it comes to bending and breaking them haha.
Back to top Go down
MatthewD
Expert
Expert
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2014-11-16
Posts : 1454
Forum Rep : 14
Location : Ballymena, Northern Ireland

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:48 pm

I like the exhaust! Pity about the axle shaft, but a good excuse to Doc Lock it!
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:40 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Exhaust looks good man! Kind of a bugger about your axle shaft, seems like you have a bit of bad luck when it comes to bending and breaking them haha.

you tell me !!!! but i do beat on it pretty hard lol, oh well. should be really strong with axle supports.

@MatthewD wrote:
I like the exhaust! Pity about the axle shaft, but a good excuse to Doc Lock it!

yeah i love the new exhaust, but im kinda getting used to breaking my transaxle.. oh well. lets hope that the supports will fix my problem..

However, i was able to get some work done today !
i cracked open the mst and inspected everything in there, looks great, cleaned out the case and startet the doc locker 2.0 !


this is where im at.


i was going for the weldless doc locker 2.0 but i changed my mind.
im going to get a slitghly smaller hub and make some kind of doc locker 1.5, use the hub and weld parts of the original crosspin. i just like it better that way.
Also getting a 5 inch pulley for the mst more speeeds !!
still trying to get new rear tires for cheap haha
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:17 pm

well i only got time to get the parts today.

got a new pulley 5inch to remplace the 6 inch on the transaxle. still using the 8 inch in front.
got a lock collar to get the doc locker done with the new hub
and i got some nice pillowblock bearings to support the axle ! with the supports ill be able to space the tires out a little more than stock for more stability, and better donuts Wink



hoping to get this thing soon ! should be sweet with the new pulley swap and the muffler, and possibly new tires !!
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
mightyraze
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 1859
Forum Rep : 85
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:11 am

Man, you know how to clean a trans case! Looking good!

_______________________________________________
Projects:
Sasquatch II 
 Li'l Red Murray
_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:14 pm

soo i rushed on the yard man to get uit out of the shop, need the space for the terrajet lol ! axle supports will come later.

reinstalled the hood finally. had to cut it up a little to fit around the engine lol it looks great with the new exhaust, sound excellent also !



finished the doc lockes 1.5 mst205 !


Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
AllisKidD21
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 1770
Forum Rep : 73
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:48 pm

Nice! Good to see 'er with the hood on again, looks like it fits pretty good now.
Back to top Go down
mightyraze
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 1859
Forum Rep : 85
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:01 pm

Looking good, does the top half fit ok with the bearings in there? Mine didn't seem completely cut out on the top side. Bottom was good.

_______________________________________________
Projects:
Sasquatch II 
 Li'l Red Murray
_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:09 pm

@mightyraze wrote:
Looking good, does the top half fit ok with the bearings in there?  Mine didn't seem completely cut out on the top side.  Bottom was good.

seems totally fine for me !
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
mightyraze
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Age : 42
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 1859
Forum Rep : 85
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:33 pm

Good deal!

_______________________________________________
Projects:
Sasquatch II 
 Li'l Red Murray
_______________________________________________
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:52 pm

last weekend i properly rewired the thing with crimp connectors and all, got the boost system thingy nicely installed, rebuilt the starter with used brushed, again, and did a headlight mod.

heres some pics.

a couple months ago i bought a pack of cheap 1156 led tailight bulbs, 10 for 2$. but they are only rated to about 1.5W each, so about equivalent to a 15W incandescent. factory bulbs are 22W. so a single bulb per headlight wasnt enought, i just drilled a one inch hole in the enclosure and fitted some spare sockets i got off another tractor. worked great. now i have the equivalent of 60W of lighting but it only uses 6 watts, with the dual battery setup it means i could run them for days !

Now i have leds all around !

wiring all cleaned up and ziptied haha
i also had to instal a choke cable, i could get it to start without a little choke, its getting cold here.. i still have to get a longer cable and install it in the dash..

used a 50A anderson connector.

ill make a couple of special cables, all my tractors have this connector hooked up to their batteries so i have a conveniant way to boost them or other tractors.. i can also use this connector to charge the batteries or extend the capacity of them by storing another one in the bumper and connecting it with the main ones. (now i always carry a small battery with the adaptor to boost the tractor if i drain the batteries on the trail)



i also ran a wire for the low oil pressure switch, ill get a red indicator led to install on the dash to show low oil pressure.. gettin fancy

axle supports are coming.

to do:
-wire up the engine, dual diode setup DONE but redoing it with proper connectors
-make up an exhaust, 2 to 1, with atv mufller
-battery boost system, anderson plug ?
-front bumper W front towhooks
-make the hood fit around the engine..
-headlights, nilights dual flood..
-add a 3rd battery ?
-buy and mount new rear tires
-rear mud flaps
-front fendersnah
-swap an even bigger engine pulley or smaller rear ?
-belly pan, keep the sticks out of my belt..
-Swap in MST205 after i doc lock it.
-voltage regulator ? building a small alternator out of a small electric motor !?
-steering stops
-axle supports
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
AllisKidD21
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 1770
Forum Rep : 73
Location : Glencoe, Ontario

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:59 pm

Looking good! A low oil pressure light would be pretty cool.


This guy bragging about his pressure lube oppy....
Back to top Go down
sadeoo7
Skilled
Skilled
avatar

Age : 18
Join date : 2014-01-14
Posts : 261
Forum Rep : 5
Location : Montreal Canada

PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:00 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Looking good! A low oil pressure light would be pretty cool.


This guy bragging about his pressure lube oppy....

should i make it flash ??? lol pressure lube ftw
Back to top Go down
http://gdftech.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower    

Back to top Go down
 
The 18hp Yard-Man Trailmower
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 7 of 8Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Bought this at the salvage yard. Ideas anyone?
» pick n pull in summit junk yard
» Window van socal wrecking yard
» ** Kids Yard Playset **
» FIRST GEN IN SO CAL BONE YARD

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: