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PostSubject: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 9:28 am

So I have a toro zero turn, 16hp onan, with twin hydrostats. Bought it years ago. Transmission was in pieces, engine was off, and no deck. Rebuilt the hydro's, and gearsets I found speed it up to about 11mph.

It's actually a lot of fun now, you can do wheelies and spin out pretty good. I was going to mow with it, but never found a deck.

Now we want to make it tracked. The mower is perfect for it, already has the drives, just need to add tracks. Have a couple of large military tires, was going to cut the sidewalls out, and that would be our track. Will have to install sprockets on the transaxles, and chain drive a split axle that is moved back. This will allow us to speed it up some more, and get the weight centered over the tracks. Dan may be over later today, we can take some pics of all the parts. This is a project for spring, will be couple of months before we get moving real fast on it. It needs to be done by June, for our haspin trip.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 10:04 am

Needs to see lots of pics

I want to do this to my big ford, amm currently looking for a set of really big mudders to cut the sidewalls out.

I also thought about using #120 chain and welding plates to it ( it;s been done) a couple of guys have torch cut their own sprockets, and made their own tracks out of steel.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 10:10 am

Please keep us posted. This will be too cool. I've driven a John Deere zero turn and that sucker went about 15 mph.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 2:08 pm

I had the same idea except i was gonna buy a track kit online for it... I dont have a zero turn to mod though.. Our landscaping business has one and if you push the sticks forward too fast your front end is going up... It went about 14 on pavement up hill! Had 723cc 26 horse power briggs V-Twin
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Keep us updated!


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 7:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 7:51 pm

Yup, I can see the possibilities Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeFebruary 23rd 2013, 9:12 pm

You gotta post some videos on youtube man!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 5th 2013, 3:32 pm

i never really liked z-turns. they always seem to pull to the right.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 9:48 am

crafsmankiller wrote:
i never really liked z-turns. they always seem to pull to the right.

That's just an adjustment problem. You can adjust the linkages and get them to track straight.

I'm hoping this happens in the spring, but honestly, it's not a priority. Have to fix a van, two trucks, sell stuff, work on house, and get tractors ready for haspin.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 9:49 am

We can do it!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 10:56 am

OK Maybe a stupid question, but Are you guys either brothers or do ya live in or near the same place? You two seem to do everything together. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 11:21 am

I think the technical term would be 2nd cousin by marriage... We share an Uncle, Aunt, and some cousins.

We've been hanging out since high school. We live about 20 minutes from each other. Our families (us, wives, and kids) camp together each summer, and get together for activities like LAN parties and airsoft.

So... close enough.


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 11:23 am

Gotcha. Almost like a modern day Bo and Luke Duke. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 11:33 am

LOL - I guess you could says that... I'm the better looking one though.


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 11:34 am

UH OH! You better look out now. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 4:05 pm

When this is done youre gonna send it to me so I can modify a mount for paintball use and use it at Fulda gap, right?


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 4:07 pm

Maybe you can borrow it... you'll have to come out and drive it home (we'll keep your vehicle as collateral)


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2013, 4:23 pm

Fulda is the exact opposite way of home, its in NC.


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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 7th 2013, 9:14 am

He may be better looking, if you go for the older, grayer gentleman.

There is a third member, Chris, he is temporary out of action due to marriage. He helps when he is allowed.

Also my son, 15, is involved. And our haspin/tractor party friend Jordon has a tractor, and helps out some.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracked zero turn   Tracked zero turn Icon_minitimeMarch 7th 2013, 9:49 am

Doug Fackler wrote:
When this is done youre gonna send it to me so I can modify a mount for paintball use and use it at Fulda gap, right?

There's a place near me that has mini tanks with paintball guns mounted on them.
It looks fun but its hugely expensive.
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Two 15 minute tank battles - (50 paintballs included) - £20 per person
Four 15 minute tank battles - (100 paintballs included) - £38 per person
£5 for 100 extra paintballs
http://www.tank-trax.co.uk/
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