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!
 
PortalHomeSearchRegisterLog inDiscordBuild-Off
Welcome to the All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum!
New Awards system! Look for your award at 500, 1000, 2500, 5000, 7500, and 10000 Posts!!!

 

 Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"

Go down 
+16
Thunderdivine
TheBeal
BlakeGroce
Murraymountain
Hillbilly Offroading
SebastianAlbrecht
muckmudd
Double W Cross Ranch
MightyRaze
CraftsmanQuad19
AllisKidD21
mowerjunkie03
prancstaman
Creepycrawler
Crazy_Carl
RichieRichOverdrive
20 posters
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9, 10, 11  Next
AuthorMessage
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member


2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 18th 2019, 8:50 pm

In machine tool today i made a pair of bushings to replace the original plastic ones on the clutch lever. Pretty simple, ⅝" I.D. ¾" O.D. Just had to drill the holes in the frame out to ¾", didn't even take much material out.

You can see the one bushing there is trapped on the shaft. I shouldn't have to replace it within the possible life span of this machine so it should be fine.
Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 20190136
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 1:54 am

This belt system is proving to be a major problem, it does not want to disengage. The pulley alignment is far better than before, yet the belt refuses to cease spinning. When i put the trans into gear from neutral there is always a jarring motion because the belt was spinning despite being totally loose. I'm experimenting with more belt keepers, although i don't know why I would need them now, as i did not before.
Back to top Go down
MightyRaze
Administrator
Administrator
MightyRaze

7500+ Posts
7500+ Posts!
2017 Build-Off Finalist
2017 Build-Off Finalist
2018 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2018 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2021 Winner of Winners
2021 Winner of Winners
2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 47
Join date : 2016-09-06
Posts : 8864
Location : Oklahoma

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 10:29 am

Being better aligned is allowing the loose belt to get better bite on the pulleys.  I typically put 2 keepers on engine and trans pulley.  One on the side where the belt comes into the pulley and one where it goes out.  This seems to allow the loose belt to be pushed off the pulley on the round side letting the belt let go of the pulleys.

_______________________________________________
Tractors:
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Li'l Red Part1  Current - 98 Murray Widebody
Bowser - 2001 Murray Widebody LT

Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@MightyRaze" in your post!
"MTD: Made To Die, Many Troubles Daily..." - Taryl
Back to top Go down
Online
mowerjunkie03
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
mowerjunkie03


Age : 18
Join date : 2018-10-29
Posts : 342
Location : Burnt Ranch, California

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 11:23 am

What kind of front pulley do you have? Is there any idler pulleys near your front pulley that could be holding the belt around the front pulley and not allowing it to fully release?
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 12:06 pm

I have a deck drive pulley as the front pulley. It had worked perfectly til now. No idlers near the front either, just the two on the clutch in the middle

I only ever had 2 belt keepers on the ingoing side of each pulley, and then one in the middle of the pull side so it doesn't flop around.
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Core Member
Core Member
Crazy_Carl

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 33
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 2434
Location : Rochester, New York

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 7:40 pm

I think you need a clutch or belt brake like a wheel horse has.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 7:49 pm

Got pics of that?
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Core Member
Core Member
Crazy_Carl

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 33
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 2434
Location : Rochester, New York

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 7:56 pm

For you of course, here you go amigo
Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Img_2720


Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Img_2721
Back to top Go down
mowerjunkie03
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
mowerjunkie03


Age : 18
Join date : 2018-10-29
Posts : 342
Location : Burnt Ranch, California

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 19th 2019, 9:23 pm

RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
I have a deck drive pulley as the front pulley. It had worked perfectly til now. No idlers near the front either, just the two on the clutch in the middle

I only ever had 2 belt keepers on the ingoing side of each pulley, and then one in the middle of the pull side so it doesn't flop around.
My only thought could be maybe your belt isn't fully releasing because you dont have enough clutch travel. But it's weird that it wasn't a problem until now. The belt brake is a good idea. Fearless Front made one at some point because he had the same problem.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 20th 2019, 4:50 pm

Fearlessfront smh

Made two of these belt keepers. Put one on the out side of the front pulley and another towards the back of the pull side. Seems to have solved the issue.
Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 20190137

Took her out in the snow. Was pretty disappointing to be honest, not much to have fun with
Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 20190138
Back to top Go down
Creepycrawler
Established Member
Established Member
Creepycrawler

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 35
Join date : 2013-07-02
Posts : 708
Location : Logan Ohio

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2019, 4:36 pm

That’s the style of keepers I like to run, glad they took care of the issue
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2019, 4:39 pm

The snow on the inside of the rims gave me an idea

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 20190139
Back to top Go down
AllisKidD21
Moderator
Moderator
AllisKidD21

5000+ Posts
5000+ Posts!
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2020 Build-Off Entrant
2020 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 23
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 5151
Location : Ontario Canada

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2019, 4:42 pm

Interesting look there. Makes it look like it has beadlocks, haha.

_______________________________________________
"This'll either wake you up or put you to sleep forever!"- Red Green         "Whatever you do you should do right, even if it's something wrong." - Hank Hill
     
      - MTD Off-Road Build
      - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
      - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road Build
       - Sears LT11 Rat Rod Build *2019 Build-Off Winner!*


  - Allis B-110 x2, 710 & 716 - Wheel Horse 655, 953 & 500 Special - Case 444 - Bolens Versamatic & 1668 - Cub 106 & 124 - Ford 120, LGT 125 & 145 - White 1650 Yard Boss

      *I have 21 tractors and over 40 chainsaws, I need help*
Back to top Go down
CraftsmanQuad19
Core Member
Core Member
CraftsmanQuad19

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2019 Build-Off Finalist
2019 Build-Off Finalist

Age : 22
Join date : 2016-04-12
Posts : 2616
Location : Indiana

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2019, 5:24 pm

Not sure I like it....but I don’t dislike it either. I’m with AK, it looks interesting
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Core Member
Core Member
Crazy_Carl

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 33
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 2434
Location : Rochester, New York

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2019, 7:22 pm

That goes with the white stripe on the snapper hood nicely.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 21st 2019, 7:36 pm

I thought the same as Carl when i was doing it, as well as that it broke up the black between the rims and the tires, and should last a lot longer than if i painted the actual tires.
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 27th 2019, 12:41 am

Anybody think that axle supports on this would really be necessary? I have the material and bearings to do them, but I'm just not sure if they'll save anything. And it's not like I'm spacing the wheels out more than an inch or two.
Back to top Go down
Creepycrawler
Established Member
Established Member
Creepycrawler

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 35
Join date : 2013-07-02
Posts : 708
Location : Logan Ohio

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 27th 2019, 6:50 am

If your gonna space the wheels out, I prolly would, not sure how much strength they really add but they definitely don’t make it weaker
Back to top Go down
Crazy_Carl
Core Member
Core Member
Crazy_Carl

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 33
Join date : 2017-10-30
Posts : 2434
Location : Rochester, New York

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 28th 2019, 8:19 am

Since you haven't broken it by now I'd say no. Although it wouldn't hurt anything to do it.
Back to top Go down
mowerjunkie03
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
mowerjunkie03


Age : 18
Join date : 2018-10-29
Posts : 342
Location : Burnt Ranch, California

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 28th 2019, 1:01 pm

Well I think you should theres nothing wrong with more strength even if you aren't making it much wider. Is it Doc locked or nah?
Back to top Go down
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 28th 2019, 1:26 pm

Not calling it a doc lock, he was just the guy who made straight axle swaps famous. But yeah, that's what's happening
Back to top Go down
mowerjunkie03
Frequent Poster
Frequent Poster
mowerjunkie03


Age : 18
Join date : 2018-10-29
Posts : 342
Location : Burnt Ranch, California

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 28th 2019, 1:39 pm

RichieRichOverdrive wrote:
Not calling it a doc lock, he was just the guy who made straight axle swaps famous. But yeah, that's what's happening

Ya your right. I guess that's just what people usually call it. The Mowrons have been doing it for way longer. I'm not entirely sure if they were the first though.
Back to top Go down
Double W Cross Ranch
Core Member
Core Member
Double W Cross Ranch

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Finalist
2018 Build-Off Finalist

Age : 18
Join date : 2017-06-09
Posts : 2627
Location : Literally Nowhere, Texas

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2019, 10:17 am

I would put a live axle "Doc Lock" in it too, if you're going to space out the tires. Otherwise, the differential is a major weak point for the case to split.
Back to top Go down
https://themagazineishalff.wixsite.com/website
AllisKidD21
Moderator
Moderator
AllisKidD21

5000+ Posts
5000+ Posts!
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2020 Build-Off Entrant
2020 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 23
Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 5151
Location : Ontario Canada

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2019, 10:21 am

Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
I would put a live axle "Doc Lock" in it too, if you're going to space out the tires.  Otherwise, the differential is a major weak point for the case to split.

I think that's the idea here.... Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 2240318088

_______________________________________________
"This'll either wake you up or put you to sleep forever!"- Red Green         "Whatever you do you should do right, even if it's something wrong." - Hank Hill
     
      - MTD Off-Road Build
      - Ford LT 110 Off-Road Build
      - Craftsman GT 6000 Off-Road Build
       - Sears LT11 Rat Rod Build *2019 Build-Off Winner!*


  - Allis B-110 x2, 710 & 716 - Wheel Horse 655, 953 & 500 Special - Case 444 - Bolens Versamatic & 1668 - Cub 106 & 124 - Ford 120, LGT 125 & 145 - White 1650 Yard Boss

      *I have 21 tractors and over 40 chainsaws, I need help*
Back to top Go down
Double W Cross Ranch
Core Member
Core Member
Double W Cross Ranch

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Finalist
2018 Build-Off Finalist

Age : 18
Join date : 2017-06-09
Posts : 2627
Location : Literally Nowhere, Texas

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2019, 10:24 am

AllisKidD21 wrote:
Double W Cross Ranch wrote:
I would put a live axle "Doc Lock" in it too, if you're going to space out the tires.  Otherwise, the differential is a major weak point for the case to split.

I think that's the idea here.... Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 2240318088

I know, I'm just giving my worthless 2 cents cuz I missed a lot lately. Can't let you guys get along without my annoying hide for too long lol!
Back to top Go down
https://themagazineishalff.wixsite.com/website
RichieRichOverdrive
Core Member
Core Member
RichieRichOverdrive

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 20
Join date : 2016-10-29
Posts : 2983
Location : Lewisburg, KY

Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitimeJanuary 29th 2019, 10:26 am

Well you're perceptive, W
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"   Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT" - Page 4 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"
Back to top 
Page 4 of 11Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9, 10, 11  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Craftsman GT3000 "MUTT"
» mtd craftsman mutt
» Craftsman GT6K
» 1990's Craftsman GT3000 utility mower.
» My first build 2003 craftsman gt3000 23hp v-twin

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Off Road & Rally Tractors-
Jump to: