Hey everyone my names Jon, I just got into the "lawn" tractor shenanigans with a craftsman II 18hp B and S vtwin. It has a 6 speed hi lo trans, this is the second one in it after snapping an axle off roading. We had welded the spider gears in the 1st trans and the weld held but not the axle lol.
I will post a build thread with many mods to come, nerf bars, dual exhaust, and a front guard of some sort.
Now for the questions . . . Anyone else have issues with the transmissions mounting brackets in the craftsman 2's its a 48" deck if that matters. I have broken two brackets from wheeling and was wondering if anyone has done some simple mods, if not Ill be trying to build my own. Currently after breaking those brackets it won't shift out of gears only 3Hi or 3 lo by actuating the hi lo lever.
Also any suggestions on tires me and my buddy cut up some turf savers so they self clean by cutting out every other tread there 23x10x something not sure off the top of my head. Currently the tires I have are working great but any suggestions would be awesome and are there any better trans that I can put into it or do most people mod them with a driveaxle or chain?