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 Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor

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What should I do with it?
Build a Offroader
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Build a Racer
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Build a Trail Machine
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get the Deck working, replacement Engine, sell it
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:25 pm

I would have pipes out the back personally, but that's just me. Otherwise, I love the plan!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:03 pm

@Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
I would have pipes out the back personally, but that's just me.  Otherwise, I love the plan!

IMAO that would look kinda stupid and then I have to build tons of Exhaust pipes.

What's about painting it like the K30 I showed U in our Chat?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Hmm, number 6 on the list kinda jumped out at me. Haha.

Are you gonna be doing solid axle or independent?

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:32 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
Hmm, number 6 on the list kinda jumped out at me. Haha.

Are you gonna be doing solid axle or independent?

I just want to reinforce the stock front axle. I want to keep the stock pivoting point, but mod the axle mount, so I have a slot hole that has 2" travel up down or so. And I will put shocks from a old junky scooter I have since 3 years, trying to fix, but lost motivation and that POS isn't worth anything, so the parts are way more worth, when I can use them. Then putting the shocks on, so they have consistant downward pressure on the pivoting point, to keep the axle handling normal. When I now drive faster over stones and stuff, I still have the pivoting point, but still be able to have some travel.

Or is that Idea 1000% JUNK?
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:37 pm

It would work I suppose, but I bet it'd wear out pretty fast and be a pretty loose setup causing steering slop and what not.

Probably be better off fabbing up a nice multi-link setup. It'd be much more reliable.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:36 pm

I agree doing that isn't going to last.  I think the axle would flop back and forth some.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:16 pm

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
It would work I suppose, but I bet it'd wear out pretty fast and be a pretty loose setup causing steering slop and what not.

Probably be better off fabbing up a nice multi-link setup. It'd be much more reliable.

Sounds like really much work.... affraid affraid affraid

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I agree doing that isn't going to last.  I think the axle would flop back and forth some.

Ugggg! then I probably have lost! Mad

when no one can give me a idea how to build a suspension that uses the stock front axle so I dont need to mod the steering and stuff, it will stay as a regulyr just pivoting axle, whyt would be really boring and the Widebody deserves much more! I'm just too stupid to figure something out, and kinda bit allergic to work right now LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:33 pm

PAINT DECIDED!

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Frame, dashboard, grill will be BLACK
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:30 am

have you thought about using a leaf spring? something off a small trailer or older snowmobile, you could mount them in either a transverse style or 2 parallel like on a truck, they would give you plenty of flex and still keep the axle solidly mounted, you could even use the shocks from that scooter on it maybe take off the springs if they have them, otherwise would probably be to stiff, and you shouldn't need to mod the steering much if at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 pm

@darkside0914 wrote:
have you thought about using a leaf spring? something off a small trailer or older snowmobile, you could mount them in either a transverse style or 2 parallel like on a truck, they would give you plenty of flex and still keep the axle solidly mounted, you could even use the shocks from that scooter on it maybe take off the springs if they have them, otherwise would probably be to stiff, and you shouldn't need to mod the steering much if at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:59 pm

@SebastianAlbrecht wrote:
@darkside0914 wrote:
have you thought about using a leaf spring? something off a small trailer or older snowmobile, you could mount them in either a transverse style or 2 parallel like on a truck, they would give you plenty of flex and still keep the axle solidly mounted, you could even use the shocks from that scooter on it maybe take off the springs if they have them, otherwise would probably be to stiff, and you shouldn't need to mod the steering much if at all.

good idea
it just seems like the easiest solution to what you want to do, leaf springs have been on everything with a solid axle ever build, from horse drawn buggies to high power 4x4s and dragsters, and if it's to stiff you can remove some of the leaves to soften them up, the only mods you might have to make is lengthening you frame for the front mounts of the leaf spring if you use a parallel set, if you choose a transverse leaf look up the ford model T, it used one and it worked great.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:13 am

Well, a slightly change of plans:

I got a very good deal, I couldn't let go....

I bought me a 2nd plow and this one is in way better shape as the one I bought for MTD, and sturdier too! And it was exactly as same as expensive and came with rear wheel weights!







As U can see, I tried to test fit it to the Widebody, so u can see, where this build is going! It will be a allround offroad working mower thing! So with that said, the Idea of a special front axle is history!
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:21 pm

That frame is not sturdy enough to handle a plow, especially if you give it traction
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:29 pm

I plowed snow with my MTD a long long time ago with weight on the rear and it plowed quite a bit. Never hurt the frame, so I'm sure he'll be fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:11 pm

@RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
That frame is not sturdy enough to handle a plow, especially if you give it traction

That's why I want to reinforce the frame with some box steel, cuz I want this Widebody to last, even when I beat on it

@AllisKidD21 wrote:
I plowed snow with my MTD a long long time ago with weight on the rear and it plowed quite a bit. Never hurt the frame, so I'm sure he'll be fine.

I hope for my MTD, cuz I can't reinforce anything there, if I want to keep the deck stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Murray Widebody Lawn Tractor    Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 pm

2K19 should be the Year of this build!!
I plan on building it this year, and maybe entering it into the Build-Off. It should be a reliable trail and work mower that can haul heavy Crap and plow, and makes lots of fun driving it and pissing off the neighbors with the Exhaust! Maybe a Engine Change will happen, not sure at this time!
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