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PostSubject: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 9:46 pm

im going to make my mower a dually just because i like the look does duallys do anything else besides looks?
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 11:43 pm

there used to spread the weight out more in tractors so they dont mess up the grown after planting and used in trucks to evenly distribute the weight for safety and allows more weight to be pulled
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeWed Aug 08, 2012 11:54 pm

so are they worth running
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeThu Aug 09, 2012 7:37 pm

@greener179 wrote:
so are they worth running
I would put a pillow block bearing on your axle to support the majority of the weight because the Transaxle casing will really take a beating, I was thinking of doing it, Its only worth it if you have the spare tires to fit on. But the Reason I thought of doing it was because I would have a harder time getting stuck into ruts
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeThu Aug 09, 2012 9:08 pm

how would you mount the pillow block bearing and i all ready got the duals almost done
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 5:26 pm

@greener179 wrote:
how would you mount the pillow block bearing and i all ready got the duals almost done
get a bearing that will fit onto the axle then slide it close to the Tires then fab up a frame that will attach to your original frame, do that on both sides.
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 5:31 pm

thats the only problem im have is making a frame to bolt the bearings to i dont have a welder
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 7:36 pm

@greener179 wrote:
thats the only problem im have is making a frame to bolt the bearings to i dont have a welder
do you know anyone with a welder willing to let you use it or have them weld it up for them? I would do it of you lived a little closer:P(Shipping over the boarder is the expensive part). you could try buying some 1X2X1/8th wall square tubing then drilling holes and bolting it together that way
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeFri Aug 10, 2012 8:31 pm

that what i was thinking just get some square tubing and bolting it to the frame but right now one side of the dually is not wanting to go on
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2012 4:24 pm

I had an old Huskee race mower that i put duals on and i had no problem with the rear end at all it slowed it down a little but it still ran about 20mph
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2012 4:38 pm

ya i ran them on that mower for a long time unfortantly that mower caught on fire Mad
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeWed Nov 28, 2012 9:20 am

@greener179 wrote:
ya i ran them on that mower for a long time unfortantly that mower caught on fire Mad
how?
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeWed Nov 28, 2012 11:17 am

i didnt realize the gas tank had a small hole in it and when i went to start it something sparked and blam got a fire Mad
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeMon Dec 10, 2012 7:29 am

is duals better then tandem axle or tandem better the duals traction wise
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeMon Dec 10, 2012 11:23 am

duals are easyer but im not sure which is better all i know is i never got stuck with duallys
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeMon Dec 10, 2012 12:42 pm

well im using turfmasters with chains but duallys cheaper but a tandom looks better so anyone know which is better
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PostSubject: Re: dually mud mower   dually mud mower Icon_minitimeMon Dec 24, 2012 7:35 pm

Duallys are good if youre pulling or dont want to rip up turf as, like someone else said, they distribute weight more evenly. They also help with stability because you are widening the wheelbase technically. You will have problems getting stuck in mud because of the weight distribution, but you might have issues getting around stuff in the woods/ creek/ mudhole because of your width. Youll also have more resistance if you go through water.

A tandem axle is good too because youll have more traction on the rear end. It will help with stability a little bit. Youll be thinner to fit around stuff, but the added length could impair your turning radius. Its a lot more fabrication work beacaue you have to link up everything to both axles and extend the frame. You also wont really be able to lock up the axles because of the turning thing like I said earlier, all the tires will want to spin different speeds so turning will again be impaired.

Either way, your steering is screwed. Unless youre going to be pulling, I would say stay with a single axle with a single tire on each side. If you want better traction, get some better tires or even chains.
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