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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:23 pm

That's what was wrong with my LT1000 when I got it. Bearing in the plastic idler seized and the belt ate the pulley. Just threw a different idler on, got a new belt, and that was all it took to fix it. Damn plastic pulleys, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:56 pm

I fear I have the same issue with my regular "mower". Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:01 pm

@mightyraze wrote:
I fear I have the same issue with my regular "mower".  Crying or Very sad
Just get a metal pulley instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:03 pm

So when it freezes up the belt gets burned up instead of the plastic pulley??
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:04 pm

well....the belt is cheaper than the pulley....
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:05 pm

not really. all my belts are 20 bucks at the cheapest, an idler is mabye 15
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:06 pm

for me, belts are like 10 and an idler is at least 30.  TSC is so expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:11 pm

yeah. i might go out later and clean my fuel system and swap carbs if i get more homework crap done,.....then i will go mudding ! and try out some different filming styles
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:25 pm

Not sure why the adjustment screw looks like that,
The one with the spring under it is normal I thought but the other one looks so much different nut appears to be intentional. Anybody know why they look like this?


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:46 pm

Well got it running , took it for a romp, and had a BLAST!!! Videos soon to come!!! For once I didn't get stuck but I need to make belly pans because I had the clutch potter pin and belt get knocked off with all of the small trees and brush hitting them.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:08 am

Yeah I do that so much.  I'll await the footage in earnest!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:53 am

Yup. the mud was great ! i might try to post a short clip so y'all can see some of the action.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:31 am


Short clip of some fun mudding .
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:12 am

I do not think the one without the spring is adjustable?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:22 pm

Really? Well I just cleaned the one that was on it . It had sand in the bowl and the jet was 90% clogged . I think it was getting in through the holes that the air filter is bolted on with so I put some wing nuts on it with a seal under so hopefully that keeps it cleaner. I only had one issue with it running while I was out mudding but it does run very well now.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:50 pm

@biggasmowers The engine does sound pretty good in your video. I like the different camera angles you tried. I can't believe how much mud covered you and your machine. Your mud looks like freshly mixed concrete down there. No wonder you get stuck so much. Thank god for pressure washers too.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:08 pm

That's the cleanest mud I have been in for a year or so. No gravel or sand or rotten fish !!! Cleaned up pretty well considering every inch of fenders was plastered.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:50 am

No words needed except I am looking for 2 820s or a 633.









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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:59 am

Holy hell man!

I think she would have done alright with a straight axle and axle supports...
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:00 am

Good Lord that is some wicked destruction. Did it bend the frame on that left side?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:20 am

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Holy hell man!

I think she would have done alright with a straight axle and axle supports...

Yeah , or just a stronger case........ it might have been because of my locked front end that put too much force on the diff. Still I want to run around screaming big obscene words and blow the mower up .

Ak, the frame doesn't bend, cause of how well i reinforced it, but the tranny mount did bend slightly.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:32 am

Ah, yeah it looks like the mount bent a bit. Still pretty wild though, haha. Should put those pictures in the FAIL thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:36 am

There's a fail thread???????? I belong in there lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:38 am


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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:30 am

OUCH! That sux. I hope you got a lot of fun in before the break. Hope you can find another trans for a good price.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:02 am

Wow look at the carnage. What kind of transaxle was this one?
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