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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:02 am

Wow look at the carnage. What kind of transaxle was this one?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:52 am

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

It was a 930, and one of the really good models with the super thick axle supports Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:04 pm

So I came up with an idea to help stop this problem. If you look at some of these cases there's a lot of valleys and voids created by the different gussets cast into the case. What if you were to fill all of these up with JB weld or epoxy mixed with metal filings. I think this could really add to the cross section of the case and make it stronger.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:47 pm

I thought about taking my broken 820 case to school and welding it back together with the spoolgun, and then adding a metric sh*t ton of aluminum plating to it. Not like i was gonna break it any worse than it was. Never got to it though. I might be able to go in there sometime and do it I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:17 pm

I feel like gusseting a transaxle like guys do with differential axle would be a good idea. As long as one was equipped to weld aluminum, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:03 pm

I think my dad's MIG could be set up to do aluminum. Would need 100% argon though, I think. not 75/25.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:01 pm

Well I might have figure out why the tranny broke....... And it's my fault.......... ugh ...

I was walking down the tree row the other day and found the from trans mounting brackets lying on the ground. So I think I was running it with only the rear axle brackets and I flexed the Skittles out of it and it gave up under the misplaced stress.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:06 pm

Ugh! That sux. How long you think you went without the front braces?

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:12 pm

Yeah that missing brace explains a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:25 pm

My frame doesn’t have the option for front braces. I should probably grab some off a craftsman next time I’m in the junkyard lol
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:31 am

Well huh. The braces were still there. Musta lost them on some other mower. The gear clusters are perfect, and the input gear and bearings are in super good condition , but there's one tooth missing on the bull gear and drive gear. Not sure what went wrong as the spiders are fine and the clusters are fine......
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:40 am

Yikes. There's a great picture for the fail thread! Haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:42 am

It's a really sad picture....... pale
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:50 am

Yeah you really seen to be having bad luck as far as transaxles.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:16 am

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:19 am

Man those are some nice hubs on that unit. Is $200 a bit much maybe? I suppose it'd be worth it though to be able to stop having to mess around with wimpy transaxles.

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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:23 am

yeah the shipping is pretty high,( i texted my friend who has a ebay account and asked him to get it for me as a gift lol) but it would be worth it as i could doc lock it and add axle supports and never have issues again if i only ran mud lites on this mower. its the cheapest one i have found and considering they are asking 145 plus 50 bucks shipping for a mst 206 its not bAD AT ALL
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:58 am

$300? Yikes.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:33 pm

Well 248.......... Still I think it could be worht it. There is a old Murray gt in town that I might be able to buy but the guy probably still uses it . It doent have a deck or hood but he might pull stuff around with it or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:50 am

I have my finger on the "place order" button.  Shipping for me would only be $31.  This would be a great future upgrade for my green machine.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:33 am

YOU'D BETTER NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am seriously considering it as I really need it , not to replace a stupid hydro. And I might get the cash for it too lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:40 am

stupid hydro Sad

Don't worry about me buying it.  Remember the famous junkyard where Redline got all of his 820s for his famous mtd build?  That junkyard is only 40 minutes from my house and he told me in the chat box around christmas time that he recently saw another 820 for cheap there.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:33 am

I would like to find a mower salvage yard but there's nothing I have come up with so far. I might start calling mower repair shops and seeing if they have any gts or Murray's with mst 205 or 206 thats are being parted out.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:48 pm

@biggasmowers There's got to be transmissions you're looking for by you.  Here's the deal, in the consumer mower world, generally the deck rots out or the motor blows first.  The leaves the tractor useless to the average consumer, but that means there should be a good supply of gently used transaxles out there.   I bet with some visits to local repair shops and some phone calls you can track some down locally.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:17 pm

yeah, i might also post on craigslist wanting used mowers . that might work too. ( ive been to one repair shop nearby and they only had foote/dana/spicers and the person there was a complete idiot . he said there weren't any transaxles with complete bearings in them, i mentioned the 820 and he said they didnt even have them but i knew better. and he charges 85 bucks a mechanical hour plus parts !!!!! i dont think i will be going back to him ever and everyone knows they scalp people for repairs and are not good mechanics.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman LT4000 off road /mud build   Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Takes an experience like that with a bad shop to show you how good you have it at the right shop when you find it.  If only my boss would understand this concept.
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