All of my previous builds have been for LTs and GTs that I work. I want to build one for play.
I want to play in the woods with light to medium trail riding. My current available everyday area has lots of acreage but no trails cut. I might have some overnighters in the rig so a hood rack or rear rack is a must. I'm not interested in hauling a trailer until I get comfortable with my rig.
Mowers go for a premium around here and id almost like to get 2. One for me and one for my son. My experience has been with vintage 5 lug rear horizontal shaft GTs but an willing to venture away from that. I am on a budget like normal with most of my projects so I need to keep that in mind for future upgrades.
I dont plan on abusing the hell out of my rig so I assume a vertical smaller LT would work fine. Id prefer gear drive for this but it seems hydros are the more common thing in my area. Does vertical vrs horizontal or 5 lug rear vrs single mount rear wheel really matter? I can assume ill get addicted to this and have to upgrade in the future. I am prepared to to have 2 or 3 off-road LTs sitting next to my 2 or 3 working GTs.
With this ramble I guess ive come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter what I get ill want to make changes or upgrade as i use it and as my skill level increases with it. I guess my only question is are there any specifics to a LT that I need to stand clear of.