All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off

 

 4x4 or not

Go down 
4 posters
AuthorMessage
khsindian2011
New Member
khsindian2011
New Member


Age : 31
Join date : 2013-06-20
Points : 4060
Posts : 8
Location : florida

4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2013, 12:54 am

im thinking of turning my craftsmen into 4x4 using a transaxle on the front with 2 slip yolks from a turbo 350 transmission welded on the axles so i can steer if anyone has any other ideas on what i should do please help. im open to all ideas.

here is a walk around of my mower
Back to top Go down
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator
redlinemotorsportts
Moderator

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 27
Join date : 2013-03-18
Points : 7359
Posts : 3131
Location : raleigh nc

4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: Re: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2013, 1:05 am

Most common idea is to use a rear steer transaxle, but I don't now how you run a belt for it. and you cant flex the front end D:
Back to top Go down
khsindian2011
New Member
khsindian2011
New Member


Age : 31
Join date : 2013-06-20
Points : 4060
Posts : 8
Location : florida

4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: Re: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2013, 1:17 am

i have a few ideas on suspension that i want to try and the belt for it i am still trying to figure that one out
Back to top Go down
Sears 14/6 romper
New Member
Sears 14/6 romper
New Member


Age : 25
Join date : 2013-04-20
Points : 4119
Posts : 8
Location : Kingston Mass

4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: Re: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2013, 9:56 am

I honestly would rather keep it 2wd with a locked transaxle. More of a fun challenge offroad in 2wd. Also staying 2wd will keep the tractor lighter and less things to break. Just my opinion. Cool
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest




4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: Re: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitimeJune 23rd 2013, 12:07 pm

4x4 or not 66831_1580100454981_3482830_nHere is an older pic of someone who did what you're attempting. Steering was articulation rather than traditional steering, (to a point). 4wd, matched transaxles... even a bbq fitted to the front lol 4x4 or not 66831_1580100454981_3482830_n... it worked pretty well, but he had a lot of problems with the front shift linkages binding.

4x4 or not 66831_1580100454981_3482830_n
Back to top Go down
BlackMountian88
Member
BlackMountian88
Member


Age : 25
Join date : 2012-09-08
Points : 4769
Posts : 399
Location : NH

4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: Re: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitimeJune 24th 2013, 8:28 am

Are you kidding??? If you're prepared to do the tremendous amount of fabricating, then go for it! I've seen very few homemade 4wd tractors.
I'd love to do one myself but I don't have the funds. Smile
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





4x4 or not Empty
PostSubject: Re: 4x4 or not   4x4 or not Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
4x4 or not
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: General Tractor Talk + Pictures/ Videos :: General Tractor Talk-
Jump to: