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PostSubject: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 5:36 pm

Hi,
My name is Sean and I'm from Maine. I got into racing and off road mowers because of Todd Christopher's videos (Fearlessfront on youtube) and am working on a racing mower project right now. It's a 5-speed Murray wide body. I am debating whether or not to turn it into an offroad mower or keep it a racing mower and make my 6 speed Murray wide body (sitting under a pile of snow right now and in need of new steering gear) into an offroad mower. Any suggestions? What should I do for ratios (I was thinking a 1:1 with a 5"-5" pulley for offroad). I have a 2:1 (8" front to 4" rear) ratio on my racing mower right now.

Here's a clip or two of my racing mower:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx84Qjg5TX8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J8ZhLrXYek
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 5:42 pm

A 1 to 1 ratio is pretty good for off roading , i would say if you have one allready built as a racer keep it and build the other one as a off roader . And welcome to the ATLTF
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 5:51 pm

Definitely leave your racer as a racer and turn the other into a mudder. No point in reverting it if its already done.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:10 pm

Ok then, I will keep my racer a racer and start a build for an Off-road mower. What are some good cheap off-road tires I can get for my build? And is there any interest in anyone up in the Maine area for buying my racer? Still have some more things to do to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:13 pm

Well how big of a tire do you want to run.
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:27 pm

Like whatever the 24" ones are that this guy has on his Craftsman here. And then some quad tires in the front that will fit on stock rims.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4kyO8B24VE
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 6:35 pm

Looks like he is just running standard ATV tires. Tires on rims arent cheap.

You can also look up FearlessFronts mod to put truck/ car tires on a mower. It will require hacking up some tractor rims though.

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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 8:08 pm

Yea you might be better trying to pick some up used .
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 8:17 pm

You might like these cheap and aggresive and they come in 22 11 8 so they will fit the stock rear rim.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/43/81/165/1081/-/17501/Duro-Mud-and-Sand-ATV-Tire
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 8:25 pm

When i considered modding my agway for offroad, i was on the hunt for ATV or AG tires - it took a while but i scored some tires pretty reasonable - i looked at a pair of AG tires new and they wanted $50 EACH.

Bot a pair of wooly boogers for the back for $20 ( with rims) - then bot a pair of new atv fronts for $10 but had to buy the rims for $30 - then my nephew had a buddy that wanted $50 for like 10 ATV wheels and some rims along with a GT murray.

Search flea markets, thrift stores, 'Restores' - stuff like that - maybe put an ad on CL for some used but decent ones?
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeJanuary 2nd 2013, 9:51 pm

Wow thanks guys! This is awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Hey, I'm new Here   Hey, I'm new Here Icon_minitimeMarch 23rd 2013, 8:17 am

mainemudder wrote:
Wow thanks guys! This is awesome!
what i did on my tractor was i found fourwheeler tires that fit on the stock rims that were already on the tractor
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