So in the past few months I've acquired a Jeep cherokee and an ATV, so that pretty much takes all the uses of my all-terrain mower. So I thought for awhile about what I could use all the parts I have on. Nothing strange and unique came to mind, other than a tracked tractor, so I settled on a race mower. I won't be going for legal since there's no racing around here. Just a mower looking gokart really.
Anyway, here's the parts available and a general plan. First, this is the AT mower I was messing around with.
- 17hp opposed twin (with in-op ex. valve, gotta fix)
- peerless 5-speed
- centrifugal belt clutch
- 1" gokart solid axle, hubs, etc.
- junk kawasaki bayou (might use front knuckles for brakes and bearings, maybe even slap the carb on the briggs twin)
- murray c-channel frame and body (actually I have 2 widebody bodies, narrow hood and the wider hood)
I've never really looked into the faster side of mowers, so I may not have what I need, and don't really want to put much money in to it. Not sure about tires, I have the stock 20's off the mower for the rear but see everyone going with shorter. For the front, no clue if I use the atv hubs, it runs a 9" wheel. I also have some murray deck spindles which I've read are good for cheap jackshafts in order to raise the transaxle. If I didn't mention, I want it as low and as stable as possible. I'm not interested in killing myself on this thing.