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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:07 pm

Very nice looking AK.  Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:15 pm

Thanks Mighty!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:23 pm

I like the way the exhaust dumps out the hood like that.  Reminds me of a gasser. How do you like romping with the straight pipes dumping right there.  It must be nice romping some where with no neighbors around.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:52 pm

Thanks Carl, haha. Actually not bad at all from the seat, it kinda points down and it's no where near head level which seems to help a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:00 pm

Well since I did the Y-link setup I never actually tuned up the radius arms, adjusting the length and caster angle, etc,  so I figured I'd tackle that.



After adjusting the upper and lower links on the right hand side I got a solid measurment from the frame mount to the front of the axle:





22" on either side give or take an 1/8", that's pretty good by me! I did a bunch of romping around and the oil temp gauge got up to 180° F which seemed pretty good, considering it was just over 80° F outside today. Nice to know she's not getting too hot after a good run.



Definitely happy with how she's performing now.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:09 pm

She looks good! Now how about painting some rims? Haha
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 pm

He should just paint the rims brown to match the mud he never washes off. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:27 pm

That's the protective layer of mud that holds it all together carl, us americans aren't progressive enough for such things.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:50 pm

You guys, haha. But yeah, the rear rims will get painted when I re-paint the whole deal this summer.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:53 pm

Ooh, are you repainting her the same color?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:52 am

Yep, same colour and everything. It's just that I did a pretty bad job on the fenders so a lot of it is flaking off. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:05 am

Looking good AK!  You'll need to come up with something that says MTD on the hood again.  I kind of miss the yard machine with MTD written on it.


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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:25 pm

Put a sweet black MTD writing on the red hood if you repaint it.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Yeah I might give that a try, maybe I'll paint something on the hood sometime before I re-paint it and see if I like anything. We'll see, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:43 pm

ooooo start a go fund me to raise money for vinyl decals!!! this legendary build deserves them
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:46 pm

I think this MTD is reaching the same status as redlines old bomber
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:50 pm

You guys. lol!  I do appreciate the compliments though!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:05 pm

The MTD is one of a kind!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:37 pm

hahah gofund me we all need one of them I think Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:28 pm

Well I decided to finally rig me up a rear bumper on this thing, so I no longer have to rely on the fender for backing into stuff. Haha.


Just figured I'd kinda do something basic but functional.

Got a bracket made up:



Then some horizontal pieces and the bumper beam:



Turned out pretty nice. I added a couple support pieces then gave it some paint:





Should be good! But then after some wheeling and a couple transaxle hits I decided a skidplate was also in order.

Started out with a lawn tractor foot board that I cut and bent to fit around the transaxle nice:



Then after a lot of cutting out little pieces of steel/rebar, and some welding, this is what I got!





Turned out pretty nice! Should be heavy enough with all the stuff welded in it.

Got it all bolted up:





I can put a trolley jack uder there and lift the whole back of the tractor of the ground by the skidplate, so hopefully that means it's pretty good. Haha.

Oh, and I threw some paint on it too just so it didn't turn into a rusty mess.



Should be good! Those two things kinda give me some more peace of mind, which is nice. Haha.





Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Hey, can you make me one of those skid plates.. LOL I bounced the transaxle something fierce last weekend when I was tolling about their land. Hit a hidden stump, stopped me cold. Nice bumper to boot as well!

I like them!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:19 pm

lol! I can make one for ya, but it will only fit my MTD. Hope that won't be an issue. LOL. Thanks Mighty! Yeah I'm definitely happy to have a couple less things to worry about smashing up, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:50 pm

I may steel your idea.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 pm

That's better, you know I like my bumpers, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:23 am

Nice skid plate! Skid plates always remind me of diapers for some reason. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:37 am

Skidplate looks good! Cant really trust that cast aluminium, haha
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