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PostSubject: my mower needs mods   Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:24 pm

fill my head up with ideas please Smile thniking of doing the ATV rear rack idea, bullbar (problem with the hood though its in the way ) any other ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:25 am

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fill my head up with ideas please Smile thniking of doing the ATV rear rack idea, bullbar (problem with the hood though its in the way ) any other ideas?

Are you going to be mudding or crawling? Front axle articulation for crawling. Locking the rear end for mudding. Mods depend on your goals and what you expect to get out of the tractor.
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:46 pm

No offense but it is quite lazy just to start a thread requesting ideas Shocked . You could have just searched the "Project Builds" section of the forum, or looked at some videos on youtube. FearlessFront and arild365 ect.

I hope your project goes well, make sure you start a thread In the "Project Builds" sections and upload pictures or videos, I think you may get a better response if you do that Very Happy , it allows us to actually see what you are working with and what have you.

Welcome to the Forum Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:07 pm

im planning on mudding and bush driving.

my mower is a craftsman 11hp i think its the lt1000 1981 its in very good nick, i got it two days ago and ive hit some good hill climbs and mud the only mod i have so far is a rear bar it works really well just gotta weld a d shackle to it. i have looked at all fearless fronts videos on youtube and all his posts on here got some ideas buzzing around my head from his videos Very Happy

i should be saying welcome to the forum to you Razz ive joined this ages ago LOL before you haha but thanks anyway
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:42 pm

You would see a huge improvement in traction by locking the rear. I'd do that first, then work on the front axle & steering. A front axle that doesn't pivot offers more predictable handling, and All factory steering can use some upgrades. Speaking of upgrades, factory brakes could use some help, Especially if you plan on changing the gearing
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:31 pm

yer im changing the pulley ratio front is 4'' back is gonna be 3'' but is 9 '' at the moment, brakes are fine really they locked me up going down a hill im proud of em the rear tires are a let down though but they still work alittle Very Happy im not to sure about locking the rear end, im getting a new seat for sure.


how do i add pictures? to the topic?????
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:14 am

i found out how to post photos Smile
this is the beast im working with it was free with the engine and a full tank of fuel Very Happy


my mod so far
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:10 pm

That looks like my 80's agway ( call it a murray) , cept mines red -


It was stock, did really well in mud for quite a few years , but tires were my lack of traction - when i dragged it down here i added the larger stock tires , havent really tested it yet tho- i put a 9" rear pulley on it - itll have a 4" motor pulley on a 11HP briggs- im not looking for speed, just a lil better then the geriatic gears .

I did buy a set of ATV wheels for it, front and back - my to do list on it includes a winch, on bord air compressor, rear rack and eventual 4x4 setup .
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:31 pm

looks the same apart from the paint and mods, im trying to work out a bullbar for the front im currently doing the pulley swap keeping the 4'' on the front and 3'' on the transaxle im after alittle speed but also some torque.

and about the rear rack if you ever get that done please post a picture i would love to see how you can do it on a mower like this thanks Smile
i also have a 11hp briggs really good engine and yer i do need different tires Razz
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:50 pm

For an atv rack I have watched Arild365 on youtube of How to make a atv rack. You should check it out it is very nice. Very Happy Hope to see your mower after it is done.
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:22 pm

Hey Dangeroustoys56 on your agway are the front and the rear tires and rims the same size or is the rear bigger Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:44 am

yer im building a ATV rack at the moment also a stack becasue i lost my exhaust bolts in the paddock :/ re doing the bonnet with supports because its all cracking and bending from vibration sadly :/.

fixed my tire i put a tube in it so now it stays up Smile but im getting atv tires hopefully
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:16 pm

All the wheels are 8" rear rims - rear tires have a sightly bigger profile tho.
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PostSubject: Re: my mower needs mods   Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:55 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Ohh ok thanks I was just thinking about that would look so cool on my lawn mower like that it makes it look so beefy Very Happy Very Happy
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