All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off

 

 THE BLUE MTD

Go down 
+6
crazykid1994
Doug
Murray modder
Mark288
dangeroustoys56
THE MTD GUY
10 posters
AuthorMessage
THE MTD GUY
Member
THE MTD GUY
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-02-15
Points : 4096
Posts : 69

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 19th 2013, 6:36 pm

i got this blue mtd mower. ill post picks as soon as i can. it had a 14.5 ohv briggs on her, but its locked up. i took the oil sump off and the inside looked like the titanic! so im just goin to get another briggs. probably a flathead. stay tuned fr more!
Back to top Go down
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 53
Join date : 2010-02-10
Points : 6802
Posts : 1726
Location : Florida, USA

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2013, 3:07 pm

Older MTD's came with flatheads, pretty much anything after 2000 came with OHV motors - should give you the age of the tractor.
Back to top Go down
THE MTD GUY
Member
THE MTD GUY
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-02-15
Points : 4096
Posts : 69

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2013, 4:16 pm

dangeroustoys56 wrote:
Older MTD's came with flatheads, pretty much anything after 2000 came with OHV motors - should give you the age of the tractor.
this is like a 1994 its actually a mtd yard machines. im going to get a pick of it this weekend
Back to top Go down
THE MTD GUY
Member
THE MTD GUY
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-02-15
Points : 4096
Posts : 69

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2013, 8:11 pm

give me some ideas on what kind of engine i should get. briggs and stratton terms.
Back to top Go down
Mark288
Member
Mark288
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-01-20
Points : 4125
Posts : 48
Location : Southern Wisconsin

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: What kind of briggs motor to get   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2013, 8:15 pm

Id say a good reliable briggs motor is anything they made bigger than 10hp. I would myself go with a 14.5 hp briggs i/c gold motor i hear theyre strong and real reliable
Back to top Go down
Murray modder
Member
Murray modder
Member


Join date : 2012-11-23
Points : 4527
Posts : 356
Location : Somewher in Va

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2013, 8:28 pm

V twins for power, flatheads for reliability, and an HIV for valve tran play

Back to top Go down
Doug
Site Owner
Doug
Site Owner

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2017 Build-Off Entrant
2017 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 28
Join date : 2012-12-24
Points : 7492
Posts : 3032
Location : Lebanon County, PA

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 20th 2013, 8:32 pm

I have a V Intek Briggs and its great. Runs nice and strong.

Flatheads are pretty much bulletproof too.


Head Forum Administrator ** Chat Moderator ** Facebook Page Admin
ATLTF Facebook Page ** Chatbox ** How To Upload Pictures

_X_ FORUM ANNOUNCEMENTS _X_


Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@Doug" in your post!

Your ATLTF Staff:
Administrators: @Doug, @MightyRaze, @"Doc Sprocket", @Stretch44875
Moderators: @TheRainbowBoxer, @AllisKidD21, @Brianator, @RichieRichOverdrive




Back to top Go down
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 53
Join date : 2010-02-10
Points : 6802
Posts : 1726
Location : Florida, USA

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 21st 2013, 8:00 am

Personally, i prefer the flathead motors - stock they make decent power and need basic maintence - OHV motors tend to need valve adjustments every so often, carbs cant be adjusted.

Actually i have like 7 OHV motors in my shed - i just like to run flatheads better tho.

Flathead twins are powerful, and long lasting .

Back to top Go down
THE MTD GUY
Member
THE MTD GUY
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-02-15
Points : 4096
Posts : 69

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 21st 2013, 8:05 am

i have lots of different options for engines, there all around braymer! i was think about a single cylynder, but my friend has a opposed 2 cylinder 20hp briggs and stratton. i have a v twin kohler on my husky at moms, but i have never ran a twin briggs and stratton. are they as good as the single cylinder briggs?
Back to top Go down
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member
dangeroustoys56
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 53
Join date : 2010-02-10
Points : 6802
Posts : 1726
Location : Florida, USA

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2013, 9:37 pm

Twin opposed briggs motors are strong and good running/long lasting motors - the proof?

Well, i have an ' 86 GTII craftsman - it was a rusty POS, then found out the 18HP twin opposed horizontal shaft briggs motor was full to the top of the carb with rusty, nasty water.

Not sure wether itd be ok, i figured what the heck - i pulled the carb, pulled the intake, took both heads off, cleaned everything and used plenty of PB blaster , and even left the old plugs in after cleaning them.

That nasty, rusty old motor that sat outside for probably years, coughed a couple times then after a bit more gas it coughed and roared to life .

That was a few years ago - it still runs good, starts right up and still has the original plugs it came with - never changed em.

Keep in mind - this motor is 27 years old and block has never been opened .......

All my opposed twins are old - 99 is the newest ( last year of the opposed - after 2000 they went to V twins).
Back to top Go down
THE MTD GUY
Member
THE MTD GUY
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-02-15
Points : 4096
Posts : 69

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeFebruary 22nd 2013, 9:47 pm

tomorow im going to have some picks up of ole blue and whats left of the engine. im kind of leaning towards the twin briggs. might try tht.
Back to top Go down
THE MTD GUY
Member
THE MTD GUY
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2013-02-15
Points : 4096
Posts : 69

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2013, 6:46 am

THE MTD GUY wrote:


I got me a engine finally! its a briggs ohv 17.5. I had to rewire it a bit. cleaned it all up. single cylinder. this mower is going to be fun in the mud!
Back to top Go down
crazykid1994
Established Member
crazykid1994
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 29
Join date : 2013-03-18
Points : 4651
Posts : 618
Location : loxahatchee, florida

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2013, 12:26 pm

i have a briggs 17.5 avs ohv on my 30mph mudder and it kicks. its got a lot of power too
Back to top Go down
MowBandit
Member
MowBandit
Member

2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 28
Join date : 2013-03-16
Points : 4475
Posts : 477
Location : Haddock,Georgia

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2013, 1:08 pm

my opposed twin i have on sarge was from a MTD that was bought new in 96 then somewhere around 98  the guy bought a john deer after the varidrive started to burn belts well it sat from 98 all out in the rain with mud and water all in the intake when i got them i noticed that the throttle was shut and choke was closed there was a little water in the intake no mud so i just threw gas in there after i checked the oil turned it over and started right up and after 5mins of letting it warm up i reved the snot out of that oppy 4800 rpm to 5000rpm this oppy wouldnt die it passed my rev test come to find out it had new rods rings headgaskets rear gasket and sumpgaskets but i still had to take it apart to clean the old oil out and now this motor has gone from a 21.5hp stock to a 35-40hp monster i can pop a wheelie in 5th just rolling at a little under half throttle and these motors have so much toruqe that when i floor it from that rolling start that i can just pop a wheelie and hold it ima stop rambling lol but those flathead opposed twins and the single flatheads are by far the best engines briggs ever made Very Happy
Back to top Go down
TroyBilt Pony
Established Member
TroyBilt Pony
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Join date : 2013-06-01
Points : 4536
Posts : 578
Location : West Virginia

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2013, 6:08 pm

I have a 12hp flathead and its been stalled in water twice and rolled prob 6 or 7 times after a brief starting fluid spray within 10-15 minutes I can get her started after some crack and pops she purrs like a lion lol
Back to top Go down
k2500life
Veteran Member
k2500life
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Age : 26
Join date : 2013-06-19
Points : 5097
Posts : 1135
Location : Southern Florida

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2013, 6:25 pm

the flatheads are my favorite mower engines, never blown one up yet.
Back to top Go down
http://www.lastdropgarage.com
Doc Sprocket
Site VIP
Doc Sprocket
Site VIP

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2021 Winner of Winners
2021 Winner of Winners
1st Place Build-Off 2016
1st Place Build-Off Winner 2016

Age : 50
Join date : 2013-04-21
Points : 7044
Posts : 2914
Location : Ontario Canada

THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2013, 8:31 pm

While Briggs is NOT my first choice (personal preference) I think the pre-EPA L-heads are the best. Dead nuts reliable, fully adjustable carbs. Single or oppy twin, your choice! If you were comparing a flatty and a twin of similar displacement, choose the single for greater reliability (less parts) or the twin for more low-end torque.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





THE BLUE MTD Empty
PostSubject: Re: THE BLUE MTD   THE BLUE MTD Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
THE BLUE MTD
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» BIG BLUE Craftsman build
» Murraymountain's "Ole Blue" Widebody
» [DNF][2020 Build-Off Entry] Murrraymountain's "Ole Blue" Murray
» 2002 craftsman utility rig ''ol blue'' [2016 Build-Off Entry]
» Tecumseh hh100 carb

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: