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PostSubject: New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use?   New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use? Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2013, 4:46 pm

I just joined and am looking to pick up some riders to miss around with. Are their certain manufactures or models that have better frames, transmissions, etc...

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PostSubject: Re: New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use?   New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use? Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2013, 5:21 pm

craftsman are good, murrays and dynamarks to, john deere, pretty much any of them except mtd Smile lol
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ive only used craftsmans because they are decently built, easy to mod, and cheap. but, what you want to have, even if something is bad like the frame is weak or the tranny is crappy, you can fix all that, so basically the best is what you can get
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PostSubject: Re: New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use?   New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use? Icon_minitimeMarch 31st 2013, 5:34 pm

I'd say check what's available in your area since I know nothing about the brands yet.

Tho an old school tractor is without doubt more rugged built. But the availablefor parts might be hard to get, so...

And from a technical view and the shear availability I think the easy MTD's is also preferred by many.
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I'd say take the old sears or the old wheel horses there hrs to find but when you got them they r very well built
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PostSubject: Re: New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use?   New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use? Icon_minitimeApril 1st 2013, 12:00 am

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I'd say check what's available in your area since I know nothing about the brands yet.

Tho an old school tractor is without doubt more rugged built. But the availablefor parts might be hard to get, so...

And from a technical view and the shear availability I think the easy MTD's is also preferred by many.

MTDs are more taboo if anything. At least any MTD with a vari-drive.

Anything Murray is what you want. That includes Craftsman.


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PostSubject: Re: New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use?   New to mower modding, what mowers are best to use? Icon_minitimeApril 1st 2013, 5:50 am

Doug Fackler wrote:
Thunderdivine wrote:
I'd say check what's available in your area since I know nothing about the brands yet.

Tho an old school tractor is without doubt more rugged built. But the availablefor parts might be hard to get, so...

And from a technical view and the shear availability I think the easy MTD's is also preferred by many.

MTDs are more taboo if anything. At least any MTD with a vari-drive.

Anything Murray is what you want. That includes Craftsman.
lol my mtd has vari-drive and its horrible. i am slowly starting to hate it lol. i spend more time fixing it than riding it
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Doug Fackler wrote:
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And from a technical view and the shear availability I think the easy MTD's is also preferred by many.

MTDs are more taboo if anything. At least any MTD with a vari-drive.

Anything Murray is what you want. That includes Craftsman.

Ooh yeah I forgot they havin the vari-drive.
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Thunderdivine wrote:
Doug Fackler wrote:
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And from a technical view and the shear availability I think the easy MTD's is also preferred by many.

MTDs are more taboo if anything. At least any MTD with a vari-drive.

Anything Murray is what you want. That includes Craftsman.

Ooh yeah I forgot they havin the vari-drive.
i have been looking for a ccheap craftsman to replace my mtd
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i have been looking for a ccheap craftsman to replace my mtd

Why, just bypass the vari-drive. I like the MTD's chassis and for the shear availability and looks.

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richie thomas wrote:
craftsman are good, murrays and dynamarks to, john deere, pretty much any of them except mtd Smile lol
Yeah i agree with Richie.
They all good except mtd.
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My original was an MTD, and the frame was crap. After reinforcing it several times with angle iron, the frame finally stopped cracking every year. Now that old beast has been scrapped (*sniff* I loved that thing), I have a craftsman that has a way better frame. If you're planning on building a subframe or only lightly romping it, an MTD will do fine. If you are going to be very rough on it like me and my friends are on ours, get something else.


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the frame is fine on mine but i have always had belt problems and in november i snapped the transaxle casin right in the middle i have fixed only to find out the engine is junk and i havent gotton to mud it yet this year im using the engine as an excuse to get a craftsman. hopefully . ill still have the mtd and will fix it someday
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