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I am from SE PA and just joined to look into possibly building one of these mud mowers. Thank you for having me and for some useful information. Looking to build something to take on poker runs in Northcentral PA.
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2019 4:04 pm

@NorthportTroller wrote:
I am from SE PA and just joined to look into possibly building one of these mud mowers. Thank you for having me and for some useful information. Looking to build something to take on poker runs in Northcentral PA.


Welcome, what area are you from?
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2019 4:14 pm

Thanks guys. I am from the King of Prussia/Valley Forge area. How do you suggest I start off with a project like this? I have always been a Craftsmen man, is that a good base machine to start off with? I want to set something up with knobby atv tires to raise it up and get some clearance and up the top speed a little bit. Basically just want to set it up for riding the ATV trails. Mount a beer cooler to it too lol. Will I be able to get 30 - 40 miles of travel out of a stock fuel tank?
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2019 7:20 pm

Okay, so first off, what type of craftsman are we talking about here? If you mean something like an old square body or LT1000, then yes, that would be a great starter tractor.

2nd, if you lift it, AND raise the speed, your chances of flipping it go up by far.

3rd, if you plan on riding ATV trails, you'd want suspension. It gets pretty annoying when you start breaking things, including your butt  New from SE PA 1098998679.

And 4th, 30 to 40 miles a tank you say... Well, it depends. If were talking about a GT6000, I'm sure you could. But as for a square body or LT1000, I doubt it.
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeTue Apr 30, 2019 12:08 pm

@Murraymountain wrote:
Okay, so first off, what type of craftsman are we talking about here? If you mean something like an old square body or LT1000, then yes, that would be a great starter tractor.

2nd, if you lift it, AND raise the speed, your chances of flipping it go up by far.

3rd, if you plan on riding ATV trails, you'd want suspension. It gets pretty annoying when you start breaking things, including your butt  New from SE PA 1098998679.

And 4th, 30 to 40 miles a tank you say... Well, it depends. If were talking about a GT6000, I'm sure you could. But as for a square body or LT1000, I doubt it.

Thanks. I am totally naive to this. I didn't even know you guys had these generational nick names for these just like GM has a Squarebody, a GMT 400,600 900. Pretty funny actually. Good to know though. I am not looking to go bat sh*t crazy with mods, I just want to build something I can keep mostly stock, simple and ride some trails. I guess my biggest concerns is what is the trick to keep the drive belt from getting wet and stranding you? I'm not going to be intentionally fording water but expect to be splashing through some puddles.
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeTue Apr 30, 2019 2:19 pm

@NorthportTroller wrote:
Thanks guys. I am from the King of Prussia/Valley Forge area. How do you suggest I start off with a project like this? I have always been a Craftsmen man, is that a good base machine to start off with? I want to set something up with knobby atv tires to raise it up and get some clearance and up the top speed a little bit. Basically just want to set it up for riding the ATV trails. Mount a beer cooler to it too lol. Will I be able to get 30 - 40 miles of travel out of a stock fuel tank?

Cool I lived in that area for many years....come by my house sometime if you want Ill let you ride a couple of mine thru the woods here... I live in upper bucks. I got a few craftsman/& other tractors you might be interested in cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeTue Apr 30, 2019 3:27 pm

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@NorthportTroller wrote:
Thanks guys. I am from the King of Prussia/Valley Forge area. How do you suggest I start off with a project like this? I have always been a Craftsmen man, is that a good base machine to start off with? I want to set something up with knobby atv tires to raise it up and get some clearance and up the top speed a little bit. Basically just want to set it up for riding the ATV trails. Mount a beer cooler to it too lol. Will I be able to get 30 - 40 miles of travel out of a stock fuel tank?

Cool I lived in that area for many years....come by my house sometime if you want Ill let you ride a couple of mine thru the woods here... I live in upper bucks.  I got a few craftsman/& other tractors you might be interested in cheap.


Wow that is very nice of you sir! I will take you up on that offer at some point. No better way to get started than this, with somebody already on the inside! Thanks man! Very Happy

Yeah I live in Valley Forge Homes across from the mall and my property backs up to the PECO right of way so I putter around back there lol. And I want something to take upstate on the poker runs.
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PostSubject: Re: New from SE PA   New from SE PA Icon_minitimeTue Apr 30, 2019 5:23 pm

Well, if you don't mind breaking things, then there's no need for suspension. And the only thing I can suggest on belt slippage is to tighten it as much as possible without burning it up.

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I didn't even know you guys had these generational nick names for these just like GM has a Squarebody, a GMT 400,600 900.

Hey, if they don't already have a name, we give 'em one LOL!
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