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PostSubject: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 9:30 am

So a couple days ago I bought myself a Simplicity 4208 in great shape for $175 bucks. It smokes a bit but that doesn't bother me because eventually it will get a different motor for it. But for now it will do. I have already made a gas pedal out of a bike brake lever and a mountain bike cable shortened to fit. Had a small spring laying around and used that so it would return to idle position. And when I bought it it had this stack on it. It is straight piped and the guy who made it made it well. He made a bracket to support it and a heat shield too. Sounds nice, I think I'm gonna keep it... for now... Very HappySimplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Img_0711
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 9:57 am

Sweet gotta get some tires
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PostSubject: Needs Tires   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 10:08 am

Yea, I just don't want to spend $80 a piece on itp mud lites or something like that. Do you have any recommendations for mud tires?
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 10:17 am

For 3/4" I'd go 22" Duro Knobbys or 22" Duro Mud and Sand tires
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 11:06 am

Some people say your local atv store much have used tires that will go cheap.

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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 11:07 am

I'd agree with the 22s but even stock Fourwheeler tires work awesome nuthin fancy
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PostSubject: Measuring Rim Size   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 11:33 am

I know this probably sounds simple and dumb but how should I measure the size of my rims so i get the right tire size. Are back rims just generic? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 11:41 am

@petez13 wrote:
I know this probably sounds simple and dumb but how should I measure the size of my rims so i get the right tire size. Are back rims just generic? Thanks
you can measure them if you want. Usually they are 8" tall and 8" wide or 8" tall and 10" wide. You could go by tire size too just doesn't acuity measure the rim width itself.

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PostSubject: Measuring Rim Size   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 12:07 pm

Thanks that's true imma look at the tire. Thanks again I will keep you guys updated!
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 12:13 pm

i had got a simplicity just like that but stock, well is-init yours hydro because mine was
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PostSubject: Rim Tire Size   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 12:58 pm

It says its a 18x8.5-9
So does this mean I could get any tire as long as it was a 9 for the width of the rim?
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PostSubject: Isn't yours Hydro?   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 1:05 pm

No mine is not Hydro. I'm almost certain that it is a 810 peerless 5 speed transaxle
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 1:15 pm

@petez13 wrote:
It says its a 18x8.5-9
So does this mean I could get any tire as long as it was a 9 for the width of the rim?

the last number is the bead size (rim size) so you need to stay at that measurement. the first is the overall diameter of the tire, the 2nd is the width, and the 3rd is the rim size. on my tractor, stock tire is 23x8x12, and i just replaced them with 25x8x12 Kenda Executioners with no problems. so, you can go taller and wider, as long as you maintain the 9 inch bead. hope that helps

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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 1:31 pm

So I'm liking the 22x11-9 Carlisle Srykers on Amazon. They are like the Duro mud and sand but they will fit my rim. What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 4:41 pm

dats a nice stack you got there
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PostSubject: Taking Her Out for A Job   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 5:04 pm

Putting Her to work only a couple days after I got her!!!
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PostSubject: Gas Pedal, Stack and Mount and Tire Size   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeThu May 01, 2014 5:11 pm

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PostSubject: Making a Skid Plate   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeFri May 02, 2014 6:55 am

So after I got home yesterday the starter was making and grinding sound so I took the cover off to find this

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PostSubject: No Starter, Make a skid plate!!!   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeFri May 02, 2014 6:58 am

Well after the starter gear being toast I decided to start making a rough design of a skid plate out of some leftover light sheet metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeFri May 02, 2014 10:27 am

Good start but you should make it go the full length of the frame so it dont just scoop up mud and water and get all in the belts.
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PostSubject: Skid Plate   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeSat May 03, 2014 1:52 pm

True, I think i'm gonna make a couple more for the rest of the under side of the tractor so it will be covered.
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PostSubject: Re: Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project   Simplicity 4208 Mud Mower Project Icon_minitimeSat May 03, 2014 2:01 pm

Cool, I just disassembled one of those. Pretty much like that one.
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