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PostSubject: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:54 pm

So the WeedEater is still a mower, however I use it as a mild off roader.
Thought I'd post it here.  Can't modify it past mowing, but there's still a lot I can do to it.
Today I put a rack on it, because this one is center shift so there is no storage on it, and I like to have lots of tools on my vehicles.


So other than that, I'm going to pulley swap the rear end to a 5" pulley, can't do the front or I'll lose the deck drive pulley.  The mud lites are temporarily on because otherwise they'd be sitting in my shed while I'm sliding back down hill.  When NellyBelle gets done, they'll go back on her.


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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:08 pm

Looks nice, but is it strong enough with just the 2 bars bracing it?

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 pm

Probably. It's also bolted under the seat spring bolts, and I don't plan on putting too much on it. I don't have a welder, or else I'd come up with something stronger.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33 pm

I think a wishbone 3-link with long travel coilovers is in order. Everyone knows a grass cutter needs to bounce, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:35 pm

LOL, the whole point of this thing is to tide me over until NellyBelle is done. The rack is going on Nellybelle, so if I'd spend the time and money on suspension it'll be on her, not the mower.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:45 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
I think a wishbone 3-link with long travel coilovers is in order. Everyone knows a grass cutter needs to bounce, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:57 am

@mightyraze wrote:
@AllisKidD21 wrote:
I think a wishbone 3-link with long travel coilovers is in order. Everyone knows a grass cutter needs to bounce, haha.

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LOL!!! It ain't even mine! If I do suspension on a tractor it's gonna be NellyBelle.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:44 pm

What kind of tranny does it have?
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:50 pm



Tecumsah Peerless MST-205.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:06 pm

you should swap the spicer off nelly belle and this one lol
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:25 pm

Nellybelle's getting a 920.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:30 pm

oh the one from the roper?
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:01 am

Yep, the one from the Rally Roper.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:03 pm


My WeedEater...with stock tires...pulling 1,100 pounds!!!


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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 pm

Low gear, and you should be good.

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:43 am

That was 2nd.  Any lower and it didn't have enough speed to grab.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:06 am

See the mower can handle it, but the trailer tires cant! they look pretty sad lol , i loaded up a john deere 68 RER in a mower trailer and it was a bit wide so it pressed on one fender and on the mile home it was rubbing on the wheel barrow style tire and blew it out. i had the itp mud lites on so i just drug it the rest of the way while grating the road .
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:57 am

@biggasmowers wrote:
See the mower can handle it, but the trailer tires cant! they look pretty sad lol , i loaded up a john deere 68 RER in a mower trailer and it was a bit wide so it pressed on one fender and on the mile home it was rubbing on the wheel barrow style tire and blew it out. i had the itp mud lites on so i just drug it the rest of the way while grating the road.
Yeah, I tried to put some, like front turf tires on, but they would rub.  Thought about trimming it, but I didn't want to weaken it because I overload it on a daily basis lol!  
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:20 pm

Haven't updated in a while!  Pulley swapped it, put a 5" pulley on the back.  Govoner modification and 4" oversized on tires got me about 15 MPH.  Kinda surprised.  Anyway, got the sleeve hitch on! Needs some cleaning up though.


Named her Sodzilla, BTW!  
Also took her for a romp in the rain yesterday, filled in the mud lites and got her pasted in mud.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:30 pm

What is the sleeve hitch for. It looks kinda high. Is that the highest raised position?

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:43 pm

Plowing. It is in the highest possible position, that way it will not scrape on the way to the plot.  It is kinda high tho, lol!  Bought it and a plow and an Agri-fab aerator for $60 bucks, plus some old plows. Looked up the name on one of them, it is over 90 years old! I'll get some pics tomorrow sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:22 pm

Can that MST handle ground engagement work? Haha, I wouldn't bet the farm on that, but I guess you never know.

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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:27 pm

We'll see....
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:07 am

Cool. I've always wanted to do some plowing with a lawn tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: 1999 WeedEater Mowing Mower Build "Sodzilla"   Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:11 am

Well,  we can't afford no $50 grand kabota, so when the plow showed up fo $20, couldn't pass it up. Gonna use it to make some smooth trails and a food plot for hunting season.
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