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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2024, 12:47 pm

Transaxle armor/skid plate progress from yesterday. Ran out of material so will improvise. Going to weld a strip of metal down the center of it to tie them all together. I have some ideas about keeping the trans axle pulley as protected from tire splash and muck..  Will start on that after this is finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2024, 3:11 pm

Transaxle armor finished being welded along with some ranger frame repair piece. Gt6000 build - Page 2 Img_2038
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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2024, 5:33 pm

Considering a 4 or 5 lug equipped transaxle is probably the hardest and most expensive part to find new or used, if you are fortunate enough, it is always worth going overboard to protect, imho. Though I would draw the line at 1/2" plate on a LT :-D


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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 23rd 2024, 8:48 pm

JB_4x4 wrote:
Considering a 4 or 5 lug equipped transaxle is probably the hardest and most expensive part to find new or used, if you are fortunate enough, it is always worth going overboard to protect, imho.  Though I would draw the line at 1/2" plate on a LT :-D


Surely 3/4 wouldn't be too much, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 24th 2024, 1:33 am

Go as thick as you want, all the way down low is the best place to have a bunch of weight!

Though really, I think 3/16 is the sweet spot between not overkill and not getting smashed up too bad. 1/8” (11ga) has proven to be too flexible. The 1/4” front and rear skid plates on mutt are as straight as the day I put them on, but really just overkill (especially if you don’t get stupid like me)

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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 24th 2024, 10:33 am

I get my materials for nothing so some things tend to be heavier than necessary. Welds are not pretty but they dont need to be.

My tractors tend to be a little on the heavier side. Especially since i intend them to work as well as play. The LT that currently has the plow on it normally has a heavy push bar with winch on it. It can take quite a angle before i start to worry about it coming up. Tires tend to break traction first.




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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeApril 28th 2024, 8:11 pm

Test fit of transaxle armor. Has a shallow angle to make sliding, pushing through mudd  or bouncing over things easier. The pipes do touch the frame to help absorb the impacts instead of relying on the 2 brackets. Also does not compromise ground clearance much at all. Next will be a guard for the rear of the transaxle.

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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMay 1st 2024, 1:02 am

Front skid plates are nice to have too! Mine just stretches between the bottom of my bumper to the bottom of the front axle mount. Also adds some level of strength to both bumper and front axle mount.
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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMay 12th 2024, 8:30 pm

I have armor in the front to protect the mufkin but doesn't go to axle since it is a downward facing outlet.  I do like your plates tho @RichieRichOverdrive .
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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMay 18th 2024, 7:55 pm

Shake down wheelies, rolling the yard and a full throttle pull through the yard. Yes it will drag the roller that fast but it's scary lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMay 18th 2024, 8:47 pm

Awesome, watched it 3 times. That sure sounds nice.

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PostSubject: Re: Gt6000 build   Gt6000 build - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMay 18th 2024, 11:21 pm

@jb_4X4 believe it or not, that is the stock muffler that came with that 18.5 off of a mtd garden tractor.

I was surprised that it pulls wheelies in 5th gear even with that winch and heavy guard i built on the front.
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