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PostSubject: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeFri Nov 20, 2020 1:30 pm

I picked up a 1984 craftsman gt 18 oppy 6 speed for 100 bucks for a mud mower build
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeFri Nov 20, 2020 1:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeFri Nov 20, 2020 1:32 pm

when i shift to high range it doesnt shift it just rattles does anybody know how to fix that
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeFri Nov 20, 2020 4:05 pm

@AllisKidD21 has some knowledge of the internals.  Maybe he will pop in.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeThu Dec 03, 2020 1:19 pm

can you take some pictures of where your hi and lo shifter is at? Ive got almost the same tractor but im pretty sure that mine is a three speed without hi lo.
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSun Dec 06, 2020 8:48 am

it turns out i was already in high range and it wouldnt sh*t to low because there was junk on the pin so i have to pb blaster the crap out of it and now it works
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSun Dec 06, 2020 10:03 pm

Glad you got it figured out!

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeMon Dec 07, 2020 4:30 pm

So the next mod i think im going to do is a pulley swap . It is a vertical drive but the engine pulley is on the back of the engine and i think its held on with four bolts. the trans pulley is tucked really close to the frame. I think i want to swap the front pulley to the same size as the trans pulley because it will be easier
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 8:03 am

So I am looking for the best rear tires for my sitiuation. since i will be riding through my yard alot i dont want something that will tear up the grass but i will also be at the trails so i want something grippy. what are the best tires for this
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 9:11 am

Repetitive driving in one spot will tear up the yard. Even on the turf savers.  I'm not an expert, but I have seen several over time use a Deestone D930 type tire. It would be an upgrade but maybe still mild enough to not tear the yard too bad.  Not sure if they make a knobby in that would fit your rims.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 9:14 am

do knobbies work in mud
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 9:23 am

Better than a turf.  If you are wanting to go through lots of mud, you would need a more aggressive tire and a locked rear end for best results.  Then be careful in the yard.  :-)

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 9:43 am

@MightyRaze what about if you grove the turfs?
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 10:51 am

It helps with traction for a budget build!  Lots of work, but doable.  I did it once myself!  I think there are a couple I have seen out there that run them all the time.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 11:16 am

@MightyRaze I want my tractor to be able to go to haspin and I don't have the money for new tires so I will grove the turfs and put a winch on it and see what happens.
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeTue Dec 08, 2020 8:44 pm

If haspin is dry, turfs could get through it. Grooved even better. I would recommend locking the rear. Hills can be sketchy, even dangerous on open diffs. Opposite wheel brakes traction and you are out of control quick.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeWed Dec 09, 2020 7:55 am

Thanks @MightyRaze I will do that
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeFri May 21, 2021 3:10 pm

Time to revive this sucker.
This tractor has been sitting under a tarp since christmas. it had gone down the priority list. now i have regained the motivation. now i have list of mods to make. say if i have anything to add or something i should have

pulley swap
lock rear end
rear ag tires
bigger front tires
skid plate for front axle and for transaxle
front and rear bumper
hand brake
gas pedal

i think thats it
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeFri May 21, 2021 11:01 pm

Glad to see this pick back up!   Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSat May 22, 2021 1:45 pm

has anyone every pully swapped a 633a 6 speed high low
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSat May 22, 2021 5:13 pm

The pulley shaft is tapered so you would need to cut the hub out of the pulley to put on the new one. On mine I just put a biggest or bigger engine pulley I could get away with.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSat May 22, 2021 9:58 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
The pulley shaft is tapered so you would need to cut the hub out of the pulley to put on the new one. On mine I just put a biggest or bigger engine pulley I could get away with.

I was planning on swaping the engine pulley because it seemed alot easier i was just wondering if that transaxle could hold up to a pulley swap
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSat May 22, 2021 10:43 pm

Yeah it should hold up.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSun Jun 06, 2021 9:52 am

@MightyRaze What ratio did you pully swap yours to and how fast did it go

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build Icon_minitimeSun Jun 06, 2021 6:15 pm

@TheJakeOfJake

I had a 9 inch engine pulley when I had the hotrod craftsman.  I wouldn't recommend it for a mud build.  I got pretty close to 30ish.  I'm going to shoot for a 6 or 7 on my build next year.

Stock trans pulley.

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