All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeFAQSearchMemberlistRegisterLog inCountdown Timer
Swing by the Chatroom anytime! Chat events held every Saturday, 8pm EST - whenever!
Welcome to the All Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
The 2018 Build Off is almost HALF WAY!! Click Here to view 2017 results!
ATLTF sticker shipments will resume soon! View them here, and keep up to date!
The forum is getting a minor face-lift. We hope you like it. Details here: Facelifting the Forum

Share | 
 

 MTD trail build

Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master


Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:23 pm

I hope mine gets at least 15 lol. Won't keep up with mutt but will at least keep up with one of the big tractors lol
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:29 pm

I definitely need to separate the brake from the clutch pedal, there's only about 2 in of pedal travel from the time the clutch disengages to the time the brake locks up. Can't even feather the brakes, they just lock solid
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 29
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 1705
Forum Rep : 67
Location : Rochester, New York

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 pm

@George Gooding wrote:
OK thank-you, what tubing would you suggest for the exhaust?

People like to use tubing from old chairs or exercise equipment.  Pretty easy to find on the side of the road.
Back to top Go down
Double W Cross Ranch
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 14
Join date : 2017-06-09
Posts : 1879
Forum Rep : 17
Location : Central Texas

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:17 pm

@Crazy_Carl wrote:
@George Gooding wrote:
OK thank-you, what tubing would you suggest for the exhaust?

People like to use tubing from old chairs or exercise equipment.  Pretty easy to find on the side of the road.
I would weld a threaded pipe to the exhaust and be able to run mufflers but unscrew them when you wish to be loud.
Back to top Go down
https://themagazineishalff.wixsite.com/website Online
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:32 pm

Going to run dual straight pipes all the way along the sides exiting the back
Back to top Go down
Double W Cross Ranch
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 14
Join date : 2017-06-09
Posts : 1879
Forum Rep : 17
Location : Central Texas

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:35 pm

@George Gooding wrote:
Going to run dual straight pipes all the way along the sides exiting the back
Yeah, I know to some straight pipes get loud fast.
Back to top Go down
https://themagazineishalff.wixsite.com/website Online
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:38 pm

Oh just a warning, if you intend to take those thread in exhaust inserts, it's gonna be a major pain. I ended up chiselling off the little jam nuts and banging on em a bunch to knock them loose. After that i made a bolt on exhaust setup (when i put it on the snapper its on). The bolt holes were already there and i had some flanged pieces i cut off of other oppy exhausts.

This pic doesn't show the propane can muffler i put on, but you get the idea. I got this tubing from some gas pressure washer frames.



Oh, and separate brakes shouldn't be hard to do. We both are lucky to have a nice airheart caliper. You could probably rig up the brake lever in the center to be separate from the clutch too, pretty easily if i remember correctly...
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:53 pm

The caliper brand on mine is a Hurst, I was thinking about a brake pedal that gives a longer throw so I can feather them when I need to
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:19 am

I suppose if you weren't planning on correcting the clutch, that would be farily easy. Could put it right on the left side, and have some kind of linkage going to it.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:27 am

What do you mean by correcting the clutch?
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:46 pm

Putting the clutch pedal on the left side. I'm gonna do it on mine.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:03 pm

I've already done that to mine, looks better & stronger than factory, welded both sides of the linkage bracket
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:24 pm

Ah alright. They did skimp out on some of the welding on these.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:58 pm

Took maybe 20 minutes to do
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:10 pm

Does anyone know what this plug in for?
thought it might be for a vent tube that was never hooked up, i don't want to hook up a vent tube if it's for something else.
Back to top Go down
MightyRaze
Administrator
Administrator
avatar

Age : 43
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 4156
Forum Rep : 179
Location : Shawnee, OK

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:59 pm

Interesting... I do not have a plug there on mine.


_______________________________________________

(Kal-El) 1982 Murray GT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-39002 . . . [2018 Entry]
Progress:  ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
           0              |              50             |             100

Murray CCT (KAL prebuild)
Sasquatch II . [2017 Finalist]
Li'l Red Murray

Arrow How To Upload Pictures
Back to top Go down
http://mightyraze.com
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:12 pm

Just checked mine, doesn't have it either. I call it fair game for a vent line.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:39 pm

Tomorrows plan: got some 22x7-10 trail Wolves, so gonna build temporary hubs and get them mounted on the tractor
not sure if I'm gonna use the shocks in the picture though as they are awful stiff
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:52 pm

Nice choice for tires! Good luck making the steering and frame hold up to them.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:43 pm

Got the front wheels done

I don't think that it looks too bad but now the frame flex is really noticeable, guess I'll work on the frame Bracing next
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:35 am

Looks good. You better get on bracing that front axle too. Mine had a lot of flex and the pivot hole was hogged out like 1/2" lol.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm

What I've done today.





put some head tins on, smoothed out the hubs and painted them and put the body back on to see how it looks and get some more ideas. Once I get everything done how I like it then the sheet metal will come back off one last time for paint
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 29
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 1705
Forum Rep : 67
Location : Rochester, New York

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:58 pm

I do like the big front tires, but the chamber looks a little bit out of wack.
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:22 pm

Yeah I know, the one hub got a bit warped when I was dismantling the old 8" rim, ran outa cut off wheels so I ended up using a grinding wheel, chisel and a hammer. Going to try and find some Honda hubs next week
Back to top Go down
George Gooding
Apprentice
Apprentice


Join date : 2018-06-15
Posts : 92
Forum Rep : 0

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:04 am

Pulley ratio recommendations, 1:1, 1:1.3, or 1:2. Would still have plenty of torque in first but not sure about the other gears. Was thinking about 1:2 or maybe even 1:3
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Grand Master
Grand Master
avatar

Age : 16
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 1967
Forum Rep : 53
Location : Lewisburg, KY

PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:21 am

With 1:1 and the 2300's high reduction, i think you would do well for top speed and crawling gears. You might still want to go higher, but not more than 1:2 i think.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: MTD trail build   

Back to top Go down
 
MTD trail build
Back to top 
Page 3 of 4Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Lawn Flite Trail/mudder build
» ROPER Utility\Trail Build
» MTD Trail Runner Build.
» Craftsman trail Mudder
» Heavy duty, lightweight hitch-mounted vise makes repairs in the field, on the trail or at the track as easy as turning a bolt

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: