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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeFri Nov 05, 2021 2:10 pm

Got a smart phone? Gps ones work pretty well. Unless that is the online one you are talking about.
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 08, 2021 12:55 pm

pulley swap is complete, speed testing is happening this afternoon, im guessing 14 mph top speed, doesnt feel too fast
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 08, 2021 5:59 pm

speed testing happened, only got about twelve mph, not as much as i would have liked, but itll do
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 08, 2021 6:49 pm

That's pretty quick to be pulling a trailer around! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 15, 2021 5:13 pm

man i am mad, just rolled my tractor trying to show off drifting around a corner down a hill and rolled it. oil all over the tractor, air filter is completely oiled, many cracks on what was my absolutely mint hood which i had just redone the red stripe and now some chunks are missing, luckily my mom didnt see it, i didnt get a picture because i had to flip it back over with my dad quickley so she wouldnt see it. my guts were telling me not to ride today but my stupidity prevails again
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 15, 2021 5:42 pm

Just glad you’re ok.

How bad is she? Sounds fixable though. Hood can be glassed and bondo’d and you’ll never know.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 15, 2021 8:59 pm

Yikes, glad you are ok.  Tractors are fixable or replaceable.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 15, 2021 10:17 pm

Scary stuff! Hopefully the tractor took the brunt of the beating (sad as that sounds)?

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeTue Nov 16, 2021 12:05 pm

im fine, what winches do you guys run i need a new one id get a traveller just dont want alot of extra controll panel junk. want a 2500

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I run a harbor freight badlands 2500 pound winch on my Polaris trail boss it works great for what it is. on my tractors I use a boat winch it works fine if you are okay with manual labor

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Good to hear, just hurt your pride eh?! Been there done that! Lol. I have a 2000lb that I'll be using and believe it won't be working very hard for a small tractor, I used one similar to pull a '79 Chevy about 80 yards without out issue. Get yourself a snatch block to go along with it, it essentially doubles the pulling power or cuts the strain in half ~ six or one half dozen to the other.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Nov 17, 2021 9:52 am

sounds like you need to do either a front end swap or get workin on building a custom hood GTs look awesome with hand made hoods im planning on one like a cub has for my GT
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 22, 2021 9:10 am

well im almost there, im going to the offroad park tommorow

locked diff-done
all mud tires-done
pulley swap-done
offroad lights-done
tool box-done
skid plate-done
gas pedal-done
fix steering slop-halfway done
front bumper and winch-done
all bolts tight-done

im good

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Nov 22, 2021 6:40 pm

Good job! Have fun and let us know how you made out!
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2021 9:44 am

Broke a tie rod winching out of a rutted mud pit, was actually waist deep in the rut, I had to get in since the winch was underwater. Luckily I brought one of my stock tie rods as a spare so i could keep on riding
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2021 10:36 am

man, it looks like some fun trails! and some deep mud holes. how did she run other than the tie rod?
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2021 11:45 am

It ran great, towards the end the engine was really hot so when you let the clutch out in a high gear, it would die or you couldn’t rev it at all


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Sounds/looks like you had fun!
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 25, 2021 10:11 am

turns out the reason it was bogging down towords the end is because the the brake pad that was heavy duty glued onto the band from factory had come off and wedged itself in the tightest spot between the band and the drum, so there was alot of stress on the engine so it just died when you let the clutch out in a high gear

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 25, 2021 10:26 am

what do you 633a guys do for brakes
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 25, 2021 10:32 am

McMaster-Carr
Part# 6175K811
clutch lining | McMaster-Carr

Cut to length and JB weld (Red better than yellow) into place.  Set overnight.

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I did this about 5 years ago on my Sears Suburban and it is still holding up fine.

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I must say that you got creative with the clamps there. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 5 Icon_minitimeThu Nov 25, 2021 9:18 pm

@MightyRaze wrote:
Cut to length and JB weld (Red better than yellow) into place. Set overnight   -   I did this about 5 years ago on my Sears Suburban and it is still holding up fine.

Brilliant, just brilliant! First thing I would've thought to use would've been body panel adhesive because it's easy to get ahold of but I would've ended up wasting the rest of the container (which isn't cheap). Now I know that JB weld is THAT tough and can handle the heat I'm all that better armed.

Thanks for the tip!
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JB weld? Love it, I put that sh@t on my cereal... lol! Great idea, I have several 633's in the upcoming projects.

Seriously, I hope the you get your brakes worked out
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so i go under my tractor for the first time since the ride and i get greeted by half a quart of oil under the tractor still dripping, since the tractor was still muddy, i could see that it had all leaked out of my brake shaft, which means that the seal went bad, so i found a crossreferenced seal online, i couldnt get the brake drum off without a puller, which i couldnt fit in there without dropping the trans, which i really didnt want to do, but i dropped the trans, and then i realized that i should take the shifter off to look the oil, and it looked like mud water, and i probably ran it like that for 3 hours at the offroad park in 3rd high, so thats where im at now
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