All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off

 

 Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder

Go down 
+12
nanner161988
FatMike
Budget_gokart
Rustbucket Garage
MN mudder
Murraymountain
Nevadablue
mr.modified
TechnoChicken
diddie
MightyRaze
Brianator
16 posters
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11, 12, 13  Next
AuthorMessage
Brianator
Moderator

Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Join date : 2019-07-02
Posts : 2382

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 12th 2022, 9:48 pm

I'm not so sure they were Slimed but maybe they were at one point? They had tubes and they were crusted to the rim pretty badly! Lol. The rear wheels were pretty bad too, it was a working tractor on a farm it's whole life so it's taken alot of abuse and had alot of repairs over the years!
Back to top Go down
diddie
Member
diddie
Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 56
Join date : 2016-10-02
Points : 3217
Posts : 411
Location : Indiana

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2022, 7:49 pm

@Brianator I've seen some bad rims, but wow !

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2022, 10:06 pm

@diddie I hear ya! I've never seen any THAT bad either!


Well, I've got a little tinkering done the last couple days!

I replaced the rod ends on the tie rod for pretty cheap ($23), cleaned it up and hit it with some bedliner...Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220597


...and replaced the control shaft seal so no more leaky hydro!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220598

The power grid in my area is overloaded with it being the weekend in cottage country and everyone running their ACs to stay cool (been 86F the last few days) so I can't weld new rod ends on the drag link yet but I was looking over the rest of the steering and noticed the lower bushing at the steering gear is thrashed so I'll have to look into that soon.


Yesterday my neighbor @CodeRed and I were bombing it around my yard and testing it over some obstacles and stuff, the tractor itself was doing really well but the engine started acting funny and I lost throttle control but everything is hooked up the way it was. Turns out the governor (and arm) stuck in the idle position so I'm not sure what that's about but I've reset it and will hopefully test it out tomorrow!


Sorry for the weak update but it's still progress! Lol


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

MightyRaze and diddie like this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 15th 2022, 8:31 pm

I got the new (matching) front tires on!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220599


The ATV tires were pretty cool I have to say but it lifted the nose of the tractor too high blocking visibility and will mess with my headlight alignment! Lol. I've done alot of testing and crawling over obstacles around the yard the last couple days with the ATV tires so while it was all fresh in my mind I redid everything with the new fronts hoping they would still roll over stuff well and they did!


The outside of the tires are pretty even front and rear now too which is a bonus!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220600


I mentioned in my previous post that something funny had gone on with the motor and I reset the governor, well all seems well now it didn't miss a beat! I'm hoping to get it out on some trails next weekend for a proper shakedown run to see how it does!

That's all for now guys!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

diddie, Nevadablue and MN mudder like this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 16th 2022, 9:21 pm

Wow I can't believe I've gotten over 5000 views on this turd!! Lol  
                                    Danceparty


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

MightyRaze, diddie and Nevadablue like this post

Back to top Go down
Nevadablue
Established Member
Nevadablue
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant

Join date : 2021-07-01
Points : 1987
Posts : 854
Location : Nevada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 16th 2022, 9:58 pm

4000 of the views are mine! Razz

diddie and Brianator like this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 16th 2022, 10:07 pm

Nevadablue wrote:
4000 of the views are mine! Razz
Well that makes sense then, I figured about 1000 of them were me so at least now that my ducks are in a row I'm going to go ride my tractor around the yard sobbing quietly so the exhaust muffles it!  Lol


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

Nevadablue likes this post

Back to top Go down
TechnoChicken
Established Member
TechnoChicken
Established Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant
500+ Posts
500+ Posts
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Join date : 2021-12-10
Points : 1727
Posts : 837
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 17th 2022, 8:00 am

Brianator wrote:
Nevadablue wrote:
4000 of the views are mine! Razz
Well that makes sense then, I figured about 1000 of them were me so at least now that my ducks are in a row I'm going to go ride my tractor around the yard sobbing quietly so the exhaust muffles it!  Lol
You must have at least 5001, I think I might of viewed it a couple times? Wink

Brianator and Nevadablue like this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 9:02 am

I got a little something done yesterday after work, I've been wanting to install these for awhile and now that I'm close to taking it for an actual ride I better get them installed.....hood pins!


These are the ones I got off Amazon for pretty cheap.Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Scree106



I cut the pins down, figured out where they're going and drilled the holes
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220604
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220602Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220603



I installed the pins, used a little anti-seize to mark out the spots and got to drilling/cuttingBrianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220607Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220605Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220608



Then I riveted the plates down, got it all adjusted so the hood shouldn't rattle and called it a night! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220610
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220609


That's all for now!

You can find a link to the hood pins by clicking here.


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

Nevadablue likes this post

Back to top Go down
MightyRaze
Administrator
MightyRaze
Administrator

2017 Build-Off Finalist
2017 Build-Off Finalist
2018 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2018 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2021 Winner of Winners
2021 Winner of Winners
1st Place Build-Off 2022
1st Place Build-Off Winner 2022
10,000 POSTS!
10,000 POSTS!
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 49
Join date : 2016-09-06
Points : 15045
Posts : 10628
Location : Oklahoma

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 1:00 pm

Nice little addition to the tractor!  I like them!


Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Sig115PROJECTS:
     Marshal ........93 Craftsman GT6000      
     Red Bandit ...72 Wheel Horse Raider 12
     Dirty Rat........77 Sears Suburban
     Bowser..........01 Murray Widebody LT
     Other projects
Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@MightyRaze" in your post!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Sig214Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Sig314

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
diddie
Member
diddie
Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 56
Join date : 2016-10-02
Points : 3217
Posts : 411
Location : Indiana

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 3:04 pm

Hey that's some pretty snazzy latches !

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 6:47 pm

Thanks guys I like em too!

I trimmed a 1/2" off the hood today so there's clearance for the steering wheel but that's all on this girl, @CodeRed and I were working on his machine (Red Alert), we have the steering real good and tight now with almost no slop anywhere so now we're going to do a couple laps around the obstacle course then a ride down to the lake for a photo shoot!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220613
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220612Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220611


I'm having alot of fun with it now which is nice because all I've really done up until this point is build and work on it! Lol. I'm finding a couple things that could use some improvements and once the motor is hot is leans out a little so I have some carb work to do but it's all good, its all part of the adventure right!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

diddie, Rustbucket Garage, Nevadablue and CodeRed like this post

Back to top Go down
Rustbucket Garage
Veteran Member
Rustbucket Garage
Veteran Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant
1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Join date : 2021-01-15
Points : 2618
Posts : 1290
Location : Upstate New York

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 21st 2022, 7:56 pm

She’s looking GOOD!

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 24th 2022, 8:27 pm

Thanks @Rustbucket Garage!

Well a quick update, I patched the seat with some more duct tape!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220618Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220617

I figure soon enough it will have a full duct tape seat cover!

That's all for today! Lol


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

diddie likes this post

Back to top Go down
diddie
Member
diddie
Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 56
Join date : 2016-10-02
Points : 3217
Posts : 411
Location : Indiana

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 25th 2022, 8:35 pm

Hey @Brianator I told you early on in your build that my Dad had an old bolens since i was like two years old. or maybe before i was born not sure i'll have to ask him about that. but here is a pic of it in his shed where it has been sitting for thirty years. were fixing to dig it out and see about getting it up and running soon. Dads 80 years old and he has put it on the back burner to long. i told him the other day were digging it out and bringing it to my house to go through it.
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Img_2085

MightyRaze and Brianator like this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 25th 2022, 8:52 pm

Yes I remember and that's awesome! Same as mine it's a one-year only model (different year and model obviously) a 1965 Bolens Husky 1000 with a 6 speed (3 speed hi/lo) and a "controlled differential" (same as mine). You'll have a blast with that old girl even using it for yardwork! There's something special about them Bolens tube frames, at least to me! Lol


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

diddie likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeMay 29th 2022, 8:00 pm

I put this old girl to work today! I hooked the trailer up and used it to move a pile of firewood from one spot to a permanent location (several trailer loads) and used the blade to scrape and grade my driveway a little bit.
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220625


It's running really well and the hydro isn't giving me any issues yet which is great! The only thing weird it is doing is leaning out when hot and I suspect that the fuel "nozzle" (main jet/emulsion tube) is a touch on the small side, the carb is a Chinese replacement listed for several models from 12-18hp so that was somewhat expected. I can open the main jet adjuster all the way out and the engine doesn't start to run rich as it should if it was the proper size and the original "nozzle" for the original carb is no longer as I had to drill it out of the old carb so I guess I'll have to use my pin vise (micro drill bit set) to open it up a little and get more fuel flowing!

I'm hoping to get it out on the trails for a proper shakedown run soon, that will be a hoot I'm sure!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

MightyRaze, diddie and Nevadablue like this post

Back to top Go down
nanner161988
Member
nanner161988
Member


Join date : 2022-04-21
Points : 787
Posts : 38
Location : Northern WI

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 3rd 2022, 12:05 pm

Brianator wrote:
I DID @MightyRaze and was looking at similar ones but... they didn't have quite what I was looking for! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 2429134702 I have something special planned... but I'll have to leave you in suspense for now! Lol

I do appreciate the lead though!



I have used these headlights witch work great high and low beam.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08P48L35T?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 3rd 2022, 8:02 pm

I'll admit those are pretty cool but wouldn't fit my theme too well AND I have something already planned but you'll have to wait until final envieling! Lol.


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

MightyRaze likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2022, 10:39 pm

Not a whole lot to update on this beast but there are little things going on in the background.

I got new(ish) 8" front rims for it (from eBay) so I can put the current ones (old and crusty under the bedliner) on the Trailblazer , I looked locally for weeks and the closest I could find were almost 2 hours away so forget that! Lol. They're in really nice shape and I already have them painted and ready to do the tire swap. Once I have the fronts on and the rears painted to match I'll post an update and you'll get a glimpse of the color scheme I'm going with...I think it's going to look killer!

Today when I was at the salvage yard looking for some grab handles for other tractors I spotted this boat steering wheel and thought it would look brilliant on this! Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 20220691

It's the same diameter as the original and has about the same amount of rise too, I have no idea if it's going to easy or difficult to install it but I'll tell ya it's going to be a boatload more satisfying going through the trouble to install this than to beautify the old one! Lol.

I love the Mud Duck but it's nice to take a break from it considering how much time I put into it in a short period! It will be nice to get back into it again soon though too!

Until next time!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~


Last edited by Brianator on June 20th 2022, 11:45 pm; edited 1 time in total

Rustbucket Garage likes this post

Back to top Go down
MightyRaze
Administrator
MightyRaze
Administrator

2017 Build-Off Finalist
2017 Build-Off Finalist
2018 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2018 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2019 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2021 Winner of Winners
2021 Winner of Winners
1st Place Build-Off 2022
1st Place Build-Off Winner 2022
10,000 POSTS!
10,000 POSTS!
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 49
Join date : 2016-09-06
Points : 15045
Posts : 10628
Location : Oklahoma

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 20th 2022, 11:06 pm

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Brilliant-booze


Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Sig115PROJECTS:
     Marshal ........93 Craftsman GT6000      
     Red Bandit ...72 Wheel Horse Raider 12
     Dirty Rat........77 Sears Suburban
     Bowser..........01 Murray Widebody LT
     Other projects
Have a question? Ask me! Type in "@MightyRaze" in your post!
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Sig214Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Sig314

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Craftsman1998
Veteran Member
Craftsman1998
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2015 Build-Off Entrant
2015 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 26
Join date : 2013-10-30
Points : 4939
Posts : 1068
Location : New jersey

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 21st 2022, 4:07 pm

Man I love the look of these tractors! I wish I could find some bolens where I'm at. I can pretty much find everything else. Your steering wheels making me want to upgrade mine 😂 it's perfect

Brianator and Rustbucket Garage like this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 21st 2022, 9:20 pm

Thanks @Craftsman1998 I think it's going to look awesome! To be honest it's not super easy to find Bolens around here either, people are either holding onto them or they've already been sent off to scrap.


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~
Back to top Go down
Rustbucket Garage
Veteran Member
Rustbucket Garage
Veteran Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant
1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!

Join date : 2021-01-15
Points : 2618
Posts : 1290
Location : Upstate New York

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 21st 2022, 9:58 pm

Super excited to see the new paint job! Very Happy And that steering wheel looks awesome bud!

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Brianator
Moderator
Brianator
Moderator

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2022 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2023 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant
2024 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 45
Join date : 2019-07-02
Points : 4332
Posts : 2382
Location : Ontario, Canada

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJune 21st 2022, 10:34 pm

Oh and you will @Rustbucket Garage, it's going to be a tricky one to pull off the way I'm planning so it will be awhile still but soon enough you'll see the color scheme I'm going with!


My All Terrain Tractors:
- "The WarHorse" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Romping in Progress!)
- Roper "Trailblazer" ~ 1986 Roper LT110CR (Trailblazing in Progress!)
- The "Mud Duck" ~ 1969 Bolens 1225 Hydro (2022 Build Off 2nd place!)
- The "Silver Bullet" ~ 1984 Sears Craftsman LT(V)11 (MTD Built) (Part 1)
- The "Silver Bullet" (Take 2) ~ 2024 Build Off entry (Work in progress)
- Roper "Offroadster" ~ 1979 Roper T4328 (Romping in Progress!)
- 1973 Massey Ferguson MF12 ~ (Sold to a good home)



                             Click Here To See The DIY and Build Threads I've Created!

                                            ~My Real Hobby Is Collecting Projects!~

MightyRaze likes this post

Back to top Go down
diddie
Member
diddie
Member

2022 Build-Off Entrant
2022 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 56
Join date : 2016-10-02
Points : 3217
Posts : 411
Location : Indiana

Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitimeJuly 18th 2022, 10:01 pm

Looking forward to seeing that paint job ! and nice pick on that steering wheel.

Brianator likes this post

Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Empty
PostSubject: Re: Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder    Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder  - Page 10 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Brianator's "Mud Duck"- Tractor Recovery Rig/Mudder
Back to top 
Page 10 of 13Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 9, 10, 11, 12, 13  Next
 Similar topics
-
» finished with the snow recovery tractor
» new mudder/work tractor
» 6X6 150 speed ultimate mudder/rescue tractor
» [Finalist] [22 BO] MN MUDDER Wheel Horse Pulling tractor "HORSE N AROUND"
» New Mower Riders of America Vid 4 mowers romping at duck creek

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Tractor Project Builds :: Utility, Workhorse, and Pulling Tractors-
Jump to: