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 MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"

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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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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:58 am

@MightyRaze wrote:
I may steel your idea.

Sure thing! I mean I'm not the first one to do it, but still haha.

@muckmudd wrote:
That's better, you know I like my bumpers, haha.

Yep, haha. Been meaning to add one for a while.

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Nice skid plate!  Skid plates always remind me of diapers for some reason. LOL

Thanks! As far as that second thing goes though, I got nothing. Hahaha.

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Skidplate looks good! Cant really trust that cast aluminium, haha

Thank Rich! Yeah I'm lucky the casting is so heavy on these transaxles or I would've probably at least cracked it by now. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:43 pm

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@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Skidplate looks good! Cant really trust that cast aluminium, haha
Thank Rich! Yeah I'm lucky the casting is so heavy on these transaxles or I would've probably at least cracked it by now. lol!

I know the sears is cast aluminum, but I thought the one in MTD was cast iron? 

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:48 pm

The 2300 on my MTD is cast iron
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:02 pm

The one I swapped in is a 600 though. They have cast aluminum cases with cast axle sleeves.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:30 pm

I was thinking the 600 was cast iron too like the 2300....

I stand corrected.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:27 pm

Great job on the bumper and skidplate. 

Looks like it will make jacking it up easier.  The automotive jacks and stands I have are really too big to work under our tractors.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:57 am

Thanks Carl! Yeah I usually just set the drawbar on a jack stand or something if I need the rear end lifted.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:11 pm

Well the ol' MTD is still doing well and holding up great. I finally put put a new belt on 'er as the old one was pretty cracked and wore out:



I was also still noticing a hint of feedback to the steering wheel with the bigger bumps, even with the truck steering box setup. I figured it was due to the pitman arm being so long, (back when it had the 3-link setup I had to make it super long to let the drag link clear under the center link) so I decided to shorten it as much as possible now that I have the room.



Little hard to tell but it's pretty close in length to the original truck pitman arm was. Much better! I definitely noticed the improvement and I'm quite happy!





Never did get around to re painting it this summer, but ah well. I'll get to 'er someday. lol!  Let me know what ya think!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:17 pm

Nice! So now it drives over bumps with one finger?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:22 pm

Thanks Carl. Hahaha, not quite one finger, more like one hand.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:38 pm

Nice. I only have the feedback problem on mutt when i hit the spindle arm on a rock or tree or something, lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:24 pm

That belt still has some life in it! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road build (Mobile Terrain Dominator) "2"   Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Nice. I only have the feedback problem on mutt when i hit the spindle arm on a rock or tree or something, lol

Thanks. Haha, yeah that'd definitely do it.

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That belt still has some life in it!  LOL

Well I suppose it is still in one piece. lol! I put it in the shed with the other belts, probably work good in a pinch.

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