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

 

 Father son mud mower

Go down 
5 posters
AuthorMessage
SwampTrekker0415
New Member
New Member



Age : 31
Join date : 2019-02-06
Posts : 18
Location : South Florida

Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitimeFebruary 6th 2019, 11:03 pm

Hey yall I’m Jay. I’m on here to get some help with a mud mower I’m gonna build with my son. I want to do it on the cheap though. Any suggestions?


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 : 5139
Location : Ontario Canada

Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Re: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitimeFebruary 6th 2019, 11:32 pm

Welcome to the forum Jay! Make yourself at home!

Building an off-road tractor with your son sounds like a great idea, maybe you could start up a build thread with some pictures. That'd make it easier for us to give you advice and what not. Father son mud mower 2731072446

_______________________________________________
"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 LGT 125 & 145 - White 1650 Yard Boss
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 : 2426
Location : Rochester, New York

Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Re: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitimeFebruary 7th 2019, 6:15 am

Welcome!

It's fairly easy to build a cheap mud mower for a kid.  The biggest expense is usually tires.  Do you have a tractor to start with yet.  I think something like a LT series craftsman would be a good candidate.  I'm looking forward to the build thread.
Back to top Go down
mrshaft696
Established Member
Established Member
mrshaft696

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2018 Build-Off Finalist
2018 Build-Off Finalist
2019 Build-Off Finalist
2019 Build-Off Finalist
2020 Build-Off Entrant
2020 Build-Off Entrant

Join date : 2016-07-10
Posts : 870
Location : Phillydelphia

Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Re: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitimeFebruary 7th 2019, 7:23 am

Crazy_Carl wrote:
Welcome!

It's fairly easy to build a cheap mud mower for a kid.  The biggest expense is usually tires.  Do you have a tractor to start with yet.  I think something like a LT series craftsman would be a good candidate.  I'm looking forward to the build thread.

Yeah green or grey craftsmans are pretty common/cheap, I usually keep an eye out all the time for used atv tires for 8" or 12" rims, so I normally spend more getting a tractor. Find one that has a engine that will run or running.
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 : 8495
Location : Oklahoma

Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Re: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitimeFebruary 7th 2019, 8:02 am

Welcome to ATLTF...  Father/son build sounds great!  I was actually thinking of doing a Dad/Daughter build later this summer!

Personally, I browse craigslist all the time looking for cheap parts.... maybe a family member with an old lawn tractor parked behind their shed to you can take to get rid of it for them.  Most people here like Craftsmans here now, but dare I say some Murray are easy to work with too.

How old is your son?  If you want to make things go faster, look for a tractor with a 5 or 6 speed transaxle, either on the fender or just in front of the seat.  Those can be pulley swapped. If you do want to go faster down the line, stay away from anything that says Automatic or Hydro"something"  Smile

_______________________________________________
Tractors:
Li'l Red - 89 Murray Widebody
TheGreenMachine - 89 Craftsman GT18
Bowser - 01 Murray Widebody LT 
Phoenix - 75 Sears ST/16
Dirty Rat - 77 Sears Suburban
Kal-El - 82 Murray GT
 > > > ATLTF Staff < < <
Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@MightyRaze" in your post!
Back to top Go down
SwampTrekker0415
New Member
New Member



Age : 31
Join date : 2019-02-06
Posts : 18
Location : South Florida

Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Re: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitimeFebruary 9th 2019, 12:49 am

Thanks y’all for all of your input. It is greatly appreciated
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





Father son mud mower Empty
PostSubject: Re: Father son mud mower   Father son mud mower Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Father son mud mower
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Newcomer from AZ. Father son project
» How can I put a push mower motor on a Craftsman Riding Mower?
» BUILDING THE MOWER - DAYS OF THUNDER RACE MOWER
» [FINALIST] - Father Daughter project 2019 Build Off [2019 Build-Off Entry]
» What kind of mower can be used as a racing mower?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: New Member Forum :: Introduce Yourself Here!-
Jump to: