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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.
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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.
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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..

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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 !


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

Oh haha I gotcha.
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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...






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

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

Oooo....... I like.

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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.
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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 !







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

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

Sux about your trans, but that exhaust looks great!

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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.
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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!
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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.

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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
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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 !!
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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!

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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 !


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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.
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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.

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

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

Good deal!

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