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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeNovember 28th 2021, 3:58 pm

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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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeNovember 28th 2021, 10:17 pm

It's nice these tractors used many automotive seals.  It makes it easy to replace many of them due to this.  I don't remember, but I believe I had to replace my ST/16's when I did that brake on mine.  Mine was a bit oily back when I worked on mine.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 23rd 2021, 10:26 am

The transaxle problems are completely fixed. I also installed e3s and found out there was a air fuel adjustment on my carb so I adjusted that and now I have virtually no bog during take off even in 3rd high and I have better throttle response and it used to bog or die at about 5/6 throttle and up but now it doesn’t. Overall it has alot more torque and added an extra 1 or 2 mph to the top speed

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 29th 2021, 10:56 am

For Christmas I got a winch and a pair of atv tie rods. I had to trim them a little bit to be the right length, the winch works and is mounted. Since I have a long front bumper I was able to mount the control box behind the winch
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeDecember 29th 2021, 11:30 pm

Lookin' good!

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yep


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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 6th 2022, 9:48 am

Me and my dad might be building a tractor together and it might be a build off participant, id do this so he can have something to ride instead of just sitting in the car while I'm there, I just am trying to convince him to buy one

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 6th 2022, 11:44 pm

Sounds like a good opportunity for some quality time and alot of fun! Lol

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1969 MTD Seven Hundred (Running/Driving ~ Light Yard Duty)
1969 Bolens 1225 (194) "Mud Duck" (2022 Build Off Entry ~ Work In Progress)
1973 Cub Cadet 149 (Saved from Impending Doom ~ Tinkering In Progress)
1974 Bolens G10 (1055) (Running/Cutting/Snow Throwing ~ General Workhorse)
1984 Sears LT(V)11 "The Warhorse" (Offroad Trail Rig ~ Work In Progress)
1986 Roper LT110CR "Trailblazer" (Offroad Trail Mower Project  ~ Work In Progress)

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 22nd 2022, 5:35 pm

i converted from lug bolts to lug nuts today
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 23rd 2022, 10:32 pm

Did you use any loctite on it?  Even with lock washers, I have had them walk out on me doing that.  I have this same on Li'l Red!

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2022, 7:55 am

yes i did use it. when i backed it out of the garage yesterday to reanforce the spindles, it was making a horrible squelling sound. when I took off the front wheels, there was very little grease and only inbetween the bushings where it wasnt doing anything. I think i forgot to grease it after 2 times of being underwater for more then 5 minutes
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2022, 8:20 am

The grease should stay on the spindles for the most part, even under water?
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2022, 8:54 am

it does but it sorta solidifies, and my gun ran out 2 rides ago
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 6 Icon_minitimeJanuary 24th 2022, 10:48 am

Even with grease, the bushings will produce heat and "thin" down the grease.  Going in water is a quick quinch and will blow and wash out the grease.  Dirty water will scrub it out as well.

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