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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 11th 2014, 8:39 pm

Note to self; "Use this picture as reference when making a skid plate for my machine."

That sucks Doc. Do you think a skid plate would have saved it?
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B440 wrote:
Note to self; "Use this picture as reference when making a skid plate for my machine."

That sucks Doc. Do you think a skid plate would have saved it?
Yes, I do. I believe smacking it off a big chunk of concrete did it in...
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 11th 2014, 8:46 pm

That sux, but remember that nothing stronger than the weakest link Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 11th 2014, 8:48 pm

You're absolutely right. There's a loose nut behind the steering wheel. I AM the weakest link. Goodbye! LOL
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Doc Sprocket wrote:
You're absolutely right. There's a loose nut behind the steering wheel. I AM the weakest link. Goodbye! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 12th 2014, 6:20 pm

I always believed that if you're foolish enough to break something, be smart enough to know how to fix it... Very Happy

I had a 930-series AWS axle kicking around, so I took it apart, cleaned the case halves, and put the guts in. Video? Heck yeah!

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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 18th 2014, 8:32 pm

Well- I just wrapped up that brake upgrade I been threatening to do for a looong time. I had to sleeve the axle shaft and add a 1/4" keyway, as the Airheart 6" rotor has a 1" bore. No biggy, I already had to do that on both sides to adapt the 1" bore wheel hubs. I had to screw around with spacing a lot, as there's just barely enough room in there for it. The Airheart mechanical caliper is as big as it can possibly be, and still work in there.

I'm still fine tuning the linkage and adjustments, but I can lock them up at full speed on hardpack now... YAY!

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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 18th 2014, 9:02 pm

Nice doc! have you had a chance to try your new tires in the mud yet?
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeApril 19th 2014, 8:21 am

Creepycrawler wrote:
Nice doc! have you had a chance to try your new tires in the mud yet?
I like them a LOT! After doing the pulley swap, they self-clean pretty decently. I DID get stuck the other day and had to make use of the winch, but it was in the thickest, stickiest stuff imaginable. Got the loader stuck in the same stuff, with those huge ag's, so I don't feel bad at all...

Back to it- these are certainly better than the Scorpions, and a good choice for anyone with 8" rims that doesn't wish to break the bank.
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeMay 9th 2014, 9:31 pm

Working up a skid plate for MULE. After running around in circles trying to find a big enough peice of steel plate, I had an epiphany... All these damn cutting decks just going to scrap! So- I picked a good thick one with a nice profile, and cut a 13" wide chunk out, right up the middle. Then I drew a line across it, scribed it with my grinder, and bent it for forward clearance. Nice material. It's at least 3/16" thick and still quite rigid even after being cut up!

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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeMay 9th 2014, 10:19 pm

Great idea! Might have too steal the idea for mine. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeMay 9th 2014, 10:34 pm

Hmmm... maybe ya should had this a while ago, tranny crusher!
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeMay 10th 2014, 9:53 am

Seems to me you're right... Hindsight is a bugger, isn't it?

You know- for the longest time- I was pretty sure "hindsight" meant having an appreciation for a woman's tailend...LMAO
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redlinemotorsportts wrote:
Are we all having axle troubles? My axles move 1/4" in the case ends. No fixing that!
The 'passenger' side on mine moves about  half that. But the 'drivers side' axle moves almost a half inch!  affraid  I'm surprised it hasn't broken out the case yet!

Doc Sprocket wrote:
Well... If you're gonna mess something up, break the snot out of it. Go big or go home. Wrench, wheel, wreck, repeat.
Wrench, wheel, wreck, wrepeat. LOL

Doc Sprocket wrote:
I KNEW that was gonna get taken wrong. TRB asked what I thought of the locker. What I meant by "SOLD" is that I'm totally sold on it, and not going back. Don't worry- MULE's not going anywhere!
I thought you said SOLID!  Very Happy

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We always like to throw credit where it's due!
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Creepycrawler Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:09 pm wrote:
Im not sure what your opinion of "locked" transaxles are, but back when we used to run smaller tractors we started using 3/4 round stock and running it completely through the transaxle, then cutting the pin that the spiders that engage the bull gear in half and cut 13/16 out of the middle then mocking it all up and welding them on so that they transferred the power from the bull gear to the new axle. then you get the heavyest washers you can find, grind all the galvinizing off and weld them to either side of the drive pin, and I dont mean a couple welds I mean weld, weld and weld some more. the extra 1/16 you take of the drive pin allows for a little mis-alignment. the ones I did I used our mill to put keyways back in the new axle, but a couple people I used to ride with just welded the axle to the wheels. its redneck, but it cuts way down on case breakage because the one piece axle helps hold the case together, where the two piece try and snap it when you get to bouncing.
Doc Sprocket Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:07 pm wrote:
After much deliberation, I've decided to lock this transaxle. Now- I hate the fact that  the diff doesn't use a carrier, so I decided to do something a bit different. I have eliminated the original axles and spider gears. Instead, I am using a 3/4" straight shaft, and welded two lengths of 5/8" shaft to replace the original diff pin to index the bull (ring) gear. I ran out of light before I could finish, and I still have to trip over to Tractor Supply for some 3/4" lock collars to keep the shaft from walking around. But this pic shows the meat of the matter...
I hereby dub this the "Doc Locker".... lol!
Maybe it should be called the "CreepyCrawling Doc Locker?  Very Happy 
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Close, but the cigar is mine. LOL
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Doc Sprocket wrote:
Close, but the cigar is mine. LOL
Oh well, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, anyway. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeMay 12th 2014, 11:08 am

did I miss something? when did you do the pulley swap?
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PostSubject: Re: LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE   LawnBoy UTLTV aka MULE - Page 14 Icon_minitimeMay 12th 2014, 12:22 pm

My bad. I have been slacking on the updates. I swapped pullies during the last rearend replacement. I think its mentioed in the video.
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oh ok. yeah now are you sad that you didn't do it sooner?
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Nice mod! My transaxle hatched from the inside so this one wouldn't have saved me. But that's great for crawling over stuff!  Cool 
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Nearly there... I need to reconfigure my shift linkage (interefed with bracketing) transer tranny guts from one box to the next, and put it all back together...
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hey doc, how many teeth are on the splined reveres sprocket?
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hey doc, how many teeth are on the splined reveres sprocket?

I don't recall... Why?
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Bwahahahaha!

Awww, I'll bet she felt all abandoned there, for a minute!  Crying or Very sad 

And I'll bet you felt pale when you realized it had fallen, and you looked back!
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