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PostSubject: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 9:19 am

Figured I'd start a post about my MTD. Yes I know some will groan. But I'm building mine anyway. I got my MTD for free and after a little work and a rewire, it runs and drives.
My plans for its use is kinda like a mudder/ off road toy.
I have a free Chinese 50cc quad that will be donating its front suspension  and maybe the handle bars. Engine will be mostly stock. Better tires in the rear and solid shaft the fnr diff.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 9:27 am

Welcome to the forum! If you need help posting up pictures, there is a howto link in my signature below.



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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 9:38 am

Can't wait to see it!
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 9:43 am

Sounds like a neat project you got planned, looking forward to seeing some pictures!


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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 1:01 pm

Not everyone hates on MTD, at least you can upgrade stuff to make it better.

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     Dirty Rat....77 Sears Suburban.............[22] BO-Dirty Rat
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 6:36 pm

Here's my starting point, after a bath.
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After a free bike donated a couple of things.
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Ignore the zip ties,  they held it temporarily until I got the clamp on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 6:40 pm

And thanks mighty raze. Your link helped. I couldn't figure out how to add the pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 6:43 pm

My in-laws have a green version of that tractor.  How is yours' turning radius?  Theirs seems out of whack.


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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 8:56 pm

Yup, MTD steering is trash.

Hey, don't worry 'bout those zip ties, mine is held together by zip ties and I wasn't planning on changing it 'til I saw the pics of yours. They help a lot.

I'm assuming it's got a Briggs Flat head on it?

I noticed you were posting 3 pics at a time. I did the same thing when I was new. After you insert the pics into your post, hit the "Remove all" button in that little window, and then you can repeat the process with whatever other pics you are posting. You should be able to put as many pics as you want in your post then.

Also, you said something about a solid shaft in the FNR. You know, that might help strengthen it some. They like to split in the spider gear area, and without spider gears, I don't see how the case can bust except if the bowl gear let go. I'll definitely be watching this one.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 25th 2019, 9:58 pm

Here it is all cut up
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Front components I'm gona try and use
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With these wheels
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 26th 2019, 6:31 pm

Yes it has a 12.5hp flathead, and my turning radius is normal for a mower. I know it will change once I lock the rear.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2019, 4:16 pm

Did some laying out today. My outside time is limited both from having a 4 year old and coming out during her naps, and the high humidity and often storming here in central Virginia.
Well I mocked up the front frame, took measurements and found i can essentially make a suspension that will slip on my frame and i can make the wheelbase whatever I want. And that it will only widen my track by 4" overall. I think l'll hardly notice that.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2019, 2:54 pm

Front suspension frame tacked together. Off road MTD 20190618
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2019, 2:59 pm

Lookin' good!
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2019, 7:43 pm

Here it is with its brackets trimmed and threw on the arms so people know what they are looking at.Off road MTD 20190619
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 4th 2019, 3:11 pm

Made a little progress lately. It's been slow going due to the extreme heat and humidity.  I did manage to replace the rear tires with turf savers and I cut them into a more aggressive pattern Off road MTD 20190810
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 10th 2019, 5:00 pm

More progress. I changed the rear fenders for one that 2 inches wider,  and added taller seat springs. I'll switch to a fender shift later.  Tires are done in the rear. I added a bagger rack so I can play with mounting my winch. Off road MTD 20190910
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 10th 2019, 5:05 pm

Did you paint them fenders?
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 11th 2019, 9:14 am

Yes. My parts mowers are red so I rattle canned it black.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 11th 2019, 9:20 am

I like the idea of the rear winch! Keep up the good work!


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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2019, 9:01 am

The turfs look good with the tread cut. I like the center left in for extra long life. Paint looking good too.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2019, 2:09 pm

Looking good...also like the way you did your tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 13th 2019, 8:17 pm

the wider fenders are definitely a good idea i need some flares on mine cause the tires stick out and i get covered in mud. and the rear winch is a good idea mine has saved me a time or two !
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 14th 2019, 5:54 pm

Here's the winch mounted and fully operational.  The winch and control box are mounted to the frame and fairlead mounted to the bagger bracket.  Off road MTD 20190911
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PostSubject: Re: Off road MTD   Off road MTD Icon_minitimeSeptember 14th 2019, 8:43 pm

Sirironduke wrote:
Here's the winch mounted and fully operational.  The winch and control box are mounted to the frame and fairlead mounted to the bagger bracket.  Off road MTD 20190911
And you can still use a rear bagger lol!
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