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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 14, 2019 8:43 pm

@Sirironduke wrote:
Here's the winch mounted and fully operational.  The winch and control box are mounted to the frame and fairlead mounted to the bagger bracket.  Off road MTD - Page 2 20190911
And you can still use a rear bagger lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Sep 14, 2019 10:23 pm

Are you gonna cover those holes with taillights?
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 15, 2019 12:45 pm

I'm thinking of tail lights. I do have the lenses/reflectors that went over them. As for headlights I'm most likely going to do a L.E.D bar.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 17, 2019 5:15 pm

And those that ask how the tires perform? Well so far all I've driven it on is grass. But today I put it in 6th, mashed the throttle and dumped the clutch. The tires grabbed soo much my belt was slipping. Where as before I could spin the tires on grass.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 17, 2019 5:26 pm

Nice! I did a set last year but I took the whole row out instead of leaving the center.
Is the frame going to fit on the front suspension fairly easily? And are you planning on using the front atv brakes too?
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 17, 2019 9:34 pm

not to jack the thread or anything bu thow did you guys do them? when i do it it takes forever and isnt really a smooth cut ive been using a hot chisel
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2019 12:15 pm

I cut mine with a multifunction tool with a trimmed down veneer blade.
As for the atv frame a cut and widened it and will be welding a mtd front suspension bracket to my frame section so it bolts on. And I am going to try and use the front brakes. They are drum brakes so they wont be nice as disks.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2019 4:33 pm

@yeethaw wrote:
not to jack the thread or anything bu thow did you guys do them? when i do it it takes forever and isnt really a smooth cut ive been using a hot chisel

I use an oscillating saw. Here's a video on how to do it...



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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 20, 2019 10:30 am

Same tool. Though I used the blade ended one vs the saw blade
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 pm

@yeethaw wrote:
not to jack the thread or anything bu thow did you guys do them? when i do it it takes forever and isnt really a smooth cut ive been using a hot chisel
iv'e done it years ago for pulling tractors with a air hammer with a good sharp chisel went pretty quick !
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Sep 20, 2019 11:16 pm

Wow I bet it did.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2019 5:04 pm

Took my mtd for a spin today. Tested out the winch, pulled a 200+lbs tree. Winched it from the woods then up a long hill. Then went for a romp in the woods. No mud but plenty of hills rocks and downed trees. Mainly used 4th and 7th gear. My cut turf tires did real well. I did find I need more traction in the front and I need to stiffen the frame. Both of which are planned. But the drive train held up well. I may hold off on locking the diff.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 05, 2019 5:48 pm

Did a pully swap today. Only did the front for now. Was planning on doing the transaxle as well but will hold off for now. Changing the front pully realy woke this thing up. Who says you cant make a varidrive fast.
I put on a 6" weld up pully from tractor supply.  I couldnt find a longer wide belt so I went with a thinner automotive belt. Takes a 56"Off road MTD - Page 2 20191010
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Oct 06, 2019 7:59 pm

Did a speed test today. Topped out at 18mph with an average of 15. Might be able to do 20 with the correct thickness belt. Did manage to throw the rear belt downshifting and hit a pot hole as speed. Think I bent something because the belt wont stay on now.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 9:15 am

Fixed the belt, wired up a override switch for my winch, tossed some paint on it. I was tired of looking at rust.
Here is the current status. Next up is the deck lever to brake lever, then it's what everyone is waiting for, the front suspension. Off road MTD - Page 2 20191011
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Yes that's a nascar inspired boom tube.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 11:23 am

Gonna paint the grille and floorboards?
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Oct 31, 2019 5:50 pm

Yes, I'm gona paint them. Paint is normaly the last thing I do. I had half a can of black and was tired of the rusted hood.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 12:19 pm

Aand since  my ears didnt like the boom tube, or the neighbors,  I decided to change to a muffler. Got some free harley stock exhaust and swapped it out. Here's what I took out.
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And here's what's on it now.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 04, 2019 12:55 pm

Looks pretty high tech now. Is it a lot quieter?
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 28, 2019 9:09 am

Very much quieter now. I can hear squeaks now lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Nov 29, 2019 1:38 am

@yeethaw wrote:
not to jack the thread or anything bu thow did you guys do them? when i do it it takes forever and isnt really a smooth cut ive been using a hot chisel

I heated up a chisel type thing. Like a scraper with a long handle. Heated by holding it in a propane torch and then carefully cutting the tread. It wasn't the easiest, I had to try hard to not go too deep or shallow. Got it close.

The green pulleys are a nice touch.
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