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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:48 pm

Especially when a new one is $99!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:50 pm

I'll probably get one for like a max of $50 here at the next local auction.

No carl, I'm talking gx390 or bigger. I already have a 6.5 i could put on er.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:33 pm

looks good man, if you have any more belt issues build you a belt brake, wheel horses have them factory and they make shifting much nicer, sears have a variation of it too, I usually add them to my clutch systems if they dont have them factory. basically just a belt guard that pinches the belt at the very end of the clutch pedal movement, so that when you push the clutch completely down it pinches the belt a bit to slow/stop the belt so you can shift easy
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:31 pm

Thanks. I get what you mean. Dont think I'll need it.

Gas pedal i made kinda inspired by the one on Alliskid's MTD
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:31 pm

I like it! Looks pretty good. Neat how you incorperated the belt guide you made into the pivot and stuff for the foot throttle. Good thing you made it outta heavy steel in that case.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:10 pm

Thanks. That piece was just the closest to mount it to, so thats where i mounted it. It needs a little bit of support but i have a really simple idea on how to do that lol.

So the steering on this thing is absolutely terrible...not sure what I'm doing about that yet
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:22 am

I wouldn't wonder if the mower breaks in half, how rusty it is lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:19 am

Hmm, someone clearly doesn't know surface rust when he sees it. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:38 pm

I dunno where the two ignorant ones got the idea that it was really rusty Rolling Eyes it's not.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:03 pm

that's not rust that's patina
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:31 pm

Buck Mault wrote:
that's not rust that's patina

once I said to keep the patina, Rich said it's uglier than my mom, and now he tells the opposite???
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:32 pm

Welded a stop on the gas pedal and put a stronger spring on, feels a lot nicer. I also put a return spring on the brake lever, which I'm not sure if that's staying but it works for now.


Took this thing out, has a whopping top speed of 12mph... lol. The front end jumps like mad on pavement when i try to do a sharp turn, a problem i never had with mutt. It really needs some more weight on the front... a bumper maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:20 pm

Rig is looking real good Rich.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:14 pm

So it wants to lift the front end in the air when you accelerate?  Yeah sounds like a robust front bumper would kelp that or a K series 10hp or bigger.

I like the gas pedal.  Looks like it won't collect too much crud.

Are you thinking about swapping steering from another tractor into this one?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:17 pm

I mean when I'm turning the front wheels hop because of the locked diff and light front end lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:21 pm

So the little bit I've driven this thing, I've figured out that the steering absolutely SUCKS. Too much slop, and it skips kinda easily. I wish i hadn't wasted that worm box on Mutt, it would probably have done fine on here. I have another two worm boxes, one is like 30:1 and the other has like 3/8 input and output shafts so that won't really do. Might be able to steal the steering outta the LT18RS project, it's the same thing as in Mutt too. I'm not sure if i wanna use that on this build yet, we'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:27 pm

I would think 30:1 would be too low of a ratio really. I love me a low steering ratio but there's a line, haha. Maybe this rig could get a rack and pinion? lol!

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:34 pm

Rack in pinion would go in Mutt before jt would get anywhere near this one, lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:37 pm

Hahaha, I coulda bet money that you were gonna say that. But yeah I guess a rack would be pretty awesome in ol' MUTT.

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:48 pm

So steering upgrade for MUTT then take MUTT's steering and drop it into budgie?
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:56 pm

I agree with Carl again on this one.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 am

Could. Just gotta get a rack first lol
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:32 pm

Put the hood on it


Tacked on a turn down for the exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:01 pm

Now I knew why U always destroy everything in few seconds....

Cuz U beat everything as hard as U can.....
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PostSubject: Re: MTD - "Budgie"    Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:12 pm

Sebastian, if you call that abuse, I couldn't even imagine what your reaction to actual abuse is.

I didn't even hurt anything on it doing that. Hell, i couldn't hurt anything on it doing that. If your mower breaks doing what I was doing, you need to face the fact that it's a piece of sh*t and you need to fix it so it won't break at the slightest hint of real offroading.
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