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PostSubject: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 5th 2014, 9:36 pm

Hi guys I got a craftsman lt1000 that I trash picked for free and when I got it home it fired right up. The front axle was cracked in several places I welded it up for temporary use so I could test out other parts of the tractor. I swapped out the standard 9inch pulley for a 3inch pulley and got a new belt. I also added a throttle off of a weed wacker to the side shifter. Next I braced up the rear where the trans is so it would reduce the flexing. I also shortend the steering wheel a 1 1/2 because I thought it was too high. I took it drifting on a wet field and broke the ball joint on the drag link and it couldn't be repaired. I found a new drag link, front axle and gas tank because it was cracked so I just have to replace the parts. That is all I did so far in a couple of days I'm going to rewire the tractor and take out all of the safety's. Stay tuned for more.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 5th 2014, 9:49 pm

First off, Welcome! I see your from PA, im below pittsburgh in Westmorland County, where you located?
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 5th 2014, 10:07 pm

I live in Warminster it's in the bucks county area about a 1/2 hour from Philly
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 6th 2014, 10:12 pm

o wow thats across the state haha
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 7th 2014, 9:23 am

just got the tractor rewired last night and hooked it up to a push button start and a double toggle switch for the kill and for the carb plunger I could of cut the plunger but I would rather not
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 7th 2014, 9:37 am

Glad to see your making good progress on this. You've already got more done on this mower than I have on a few of mine in 3 years.
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PostSubject: Re: Craftsman Mudder   Craftsman Mudder Icon_minitimeMay 7th 2014, 2:26 pm

yeah I just got mine a month ago I can't wait to go muddin
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