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PostSubject: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2012, 1:41 am

I just happened to stumble upon this forum, but I've been romping tractors for years and its really nice to see a community with the same obsession Very Happy . I basically took a Bolens 850 put 23" wheels in the front and custom built a tracked rear end. Then after some thought I turned it into a troop carrier for airsoft. Two hobbies for the price of one! Unfortunately I recently returned the Bolens into its original condition scrapping the rear track unit, it was a little unreliable. I don't mean to deter those who want tracks, but tracks are a WHOLE different animal compared to wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2012, 1:52 am

im very interested lol this would be good for me in the swamps lol Smile i actually was thinkin of how to build solid aluminum wheels that float, kinda like the tractor on ax men
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2012, 12:56 pm

i would love to see how you fabricated the tracks!!
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2012, 5:20 pm

Shocked OMG that is awesome, I want it.
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2012, 6:14 pm

Thats so different it's great! Good job man! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 5th 2012, 1:47 am

Here is how the track system works:
The wheels support the load of the vehicle, but the guidance system itself is done using a piece of u channel to prevent wear on the wheels (plus it helps keep the track from coming off alot better than using the wheels). The drive is transferred from the transaxle to cage & pinion sprocket (rods on drive wheel engage into the track guides). The tracks themselves are wood screwed onto conveyor with steel pads. The choice of wood for a track material was the ultimate downfall and led me to return the Bolens to its original condition.
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeJuly 5th 2012, 7:02 pm

Very nice. I would like to do this to a zero turn mower I have, it is already sped up some, and missing the deck.
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PostSubject: sweet    My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2012, 9:19 pm

that is so sweet i want one
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PostSubject: Re: My offroad halftrack   My offroad halftrack Icon_minitimeAugust 13th 2012, 10:38 pm

Stretch44875 wrote:
Very nice. I would like to do this to a zero turn mower I have, it is already sped up some, and missing the deck.

How did you speed it up and if you do the build wll you post a thred?
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