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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2021 2:25 am

You could buy a beater and put a cover over it or if you have a backyard with a privacy fence around it then you could park it in the back yard
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Sep 02, 2021 10:51 am

so i have some questions now. when i got my tractor, the right tie rod was already bent. I think i want to replace both, and all 4 ends. Is it strong enough to use aluminum tie rods on a mud mower doing rock crawling. Are hiem joints good. Should i get a male or female rod. Any help would be apreciated
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I prefer male rods
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 06, 2021 6:03 pm

@Fastman wrote:
I prefer male rods

No comment. LOL affraid

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 07, 2021 7:19 pm

@Fastman wrote:
I prefer male rods

lets keep this on topic. lol!
but seriously what advise you guys got
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 07, 2021 8:12 pm

Save your money and buy ball joints. As long as you keep her under 100 you’ll be fine. lol!

All the failures I’ve seen have been caused by thin wimpy tie rods and drag links so if you weld two bolts to a solid piece of steel you shouldn’t have issues.

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 08, 2021 12:19 pm

my 50 dollar hunk of steel just arrived.
I had to buy the whole differential set off ebay
I could have bought one gear 2 months ago for 10 bucks on ebay with free shipping but passed it up
Thats why we have to buy everything
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 08, 2021 1:19 pm

i bought a newer GT craftsman thats a dyt 4 or 5k it uses the side imput trans and a twisted belt drive to a vertical motor does your gt use the same?
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 08, 2021 2:15 pm

yeah its the same its mule drive but idk how im gonna pulley swap the motor since the pulley bolts on but its a 1 inch bore that goes around a shaft, and theres no 1 inch bore pulleys i can find

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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Sep 08, 2021 2:20 pm

tractor supply has them also for my gt i plan on just putting a side shaft motor instead of the 22 kholer it has. love your GT it looks awesome!

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i mean it has 1 inch bore but it has no hub
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@Fastman wrote:
I prefer male rods
that came out wrong...
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2021 1:59 pm

So yesterday, Christmas came early again. The Person who is carpooling me to school works for husky tools, and he is the person who presents the tools to home depot so they can decide if there gonna sell them. So there was tons of extra tools just lying around. He brought me 10 moving boxes of sockets, adapters, extensions, ratchets, plain wrenches, wrenches where the box end ratchets, wrenches where both ends ratchet, gear pullers, oil filter wrenches, work lights, multi bit screw drivers, breaker bars, just everything you could imagine. ill get some pictures when i get home, but its amazing. i only got through one box yesterday and filled up a five gallon bucket with sockets.

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TEN boxes of tools! Congratulations, enjoy! It will take till Christmas to get them all organized and displayed.
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Wahoo! Score.

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Now you have more than some mechanics! Congrats! Very Happy
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@Nevadablue wrote:
TEN boxes of tools! Congratulations, enjoy! It will take till Christmas to get them all organized and displayed.

It turns out that my mom loves organizing everything so i dont have to anything
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Wowo lucky send me a set of sockets ill pay you shipping Lol! My little tool box is looking quite sad i can barely take a craftsman gt apart im missing so many tools
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@Budget_gokart wrote:
Wowo lucky send me a set of sockets ill pay you shipping Lol! My little tool box is looking quite sad i can barely take a craftsman gt apart im missing so many tools

Yard sales are your friend. That's how I got started. Figure out what expands your capabilities, and buy a good version that is used (ie craftsman, etc)

All you need is a 3/8 and 1/2 socket set, some wrenches, a breaker bar, some punches and a big ol persuasion stick (hammer), + some patience. Add tools as you need them, or have to borrow them more than 3 times a month.
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I have those all my rachets are locked up my wrenches worn out, enough sockets (if my brother doesnt finish my set off this winter), and a fairly nice nylon handled wood working hammer (for metal work?) And, roachdale yardsales are soon!
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already thinking about haspin 2022, my brothers in the boy scouts and i used to be, and they have an enclosed utility trailer, me and my dad are thinking about putting a trailer hitch on moms minivan, and borrowing the boy scout trailer.
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sounds like a plan me and my grandpa are gonna go every year we plan ahead! i might also have my gt done by next haspin
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PostSubject: Re: GT 18 mud mower build   GT 18 mud mower build - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 12:04 pm

Hey, what oil should i use. i know its sae 30, but i dont know if its detergent on not, im not wanting to spend over 5 bucks on a quart. so yeah
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Hey, what oil should i use. i know its sae 30, but i dont know if its detergent on not, im not wanting to spend over 5 bucks on a quart. so yeah

10W 30, 10W 40, or sae 30 like you said from Walmart. If you want synthetic and all that that's up to you, but I usually run the cheapest conventional oil I can find unless the motor has a knock or something. If it does or is just kinda worn out, then run 10W 40.

Also, IDK if Walmart still carries it, but I believe it's cheaper for the 5 quart.
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@Murraymountain wrote:
@TheJakeOfJake wrote:
Hey, what oil should i use. i know its sae 30, but i dont know if its detergent on not, im not wanting to spend over 5 bucks on a quart. so yeah

10W 30, 10W 40, or sae 30 like you said from Walmart. If you want synthetic and all that that's up to you, but I usually run the cheapest conventional oil I can find unless the motor has a knock or something. If it does or is just kinda worn out, then run 10W 40.

Also, IDK if Walmart still carries it, but I believe it's cheaper for the 5 quart.

The engine, what  @Murraymountain said...  For the transaxle, any non-detergent SAE 30.  I've busted a factory unit open and it had SAE 30 Bar and Chain oil.  Good and sticky.  Stay away from normal "detergent" oils for the trans.  Oh, and to fill it faster, put it in neutral and pop off the gear shifter and go in that way.  The filler will take FOREVER!

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