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|Topic:  Mrbrucie22's Athena
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  Mrbrucie22's Athena February 7th 2024, 1:23 am
This is my 1975 Sears ss16 trail rig entry, Athena. Last year i was DNF so im really trying to push myself and the build that extra mile this year. Plans are quite detailed and complex but I'll keep it short. Plans are for a 3 link wishbone front suspension setup with cantilever shocks. For engine as some know, I'm using a verticle shaft 22hp briggs vtwin with a RaGB to use the stock belt system and transaxle. 4 inch midframe stretch, fabricating a custom front axle and moving it forward 3 inches.Still figuring out the steering and some other possible mods. Had to take 2 entry photos due to my chassis being at my job getting ready for fabrications and the rest at home. -Approved by Doug Feb 7, 2024
|Topic:  Budgets Susqvarna
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  Budgets Susqvarna February 6th 2024, 7:22 am
whoo hoo 24' build off time! Its gonna be a slow build because I have two jobs but that might actually help me get er done, so thats
. I'm calling this build athe Susqvarna because I can use a few letters to change the name plus it's going to be a full suspension build using a aws rear 5speed transaxle and the stock frame I'm going to attempt to make legit A arms and for the front I haven't decided I might butcher a kids quad for aarms
-Approved 2/6/2024 MR
|Topic:  FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  FullerBoyz Lily of the Trail February 2nd 2024, 6:00 pm
This is one of two Power Ponies (my first tractors) I bought off a Southland gentleman who kept them as runabouts for the grandkids apparently weren't getting much use. Both came with partial 12hp Tecumseh singles and new Chinese Titan branded 17hp singles. I paid $2k NZ all up which is a squidge over what you would pay for the 17hps new. My 4yo named them both as soon as he saw them. This one we call... Lily
. The other one is Misty we built her up last year. Hey I wasn't looking for two tractors but when these came up I took it as a sign.
I thought they looked cool otherwise I picked these as mud mower projects for their good bones, horizontal shaft, proper front wheel hubs, and Peerless 4 speed transaxles which seemed popular for this sort of "work". The new motors were a bonus I figured I could get the tractors going first with the new motors and see if I enjoyed it, can always go back and work up the 12s as future projects.Lily
I want to build Lily up to explore the trails along the Waimakariri River on daytrips or as campsite toys with my boys when they're bigger.
Coming from a coastal area there is a lot of rust I plan to disassemble and electrolysis everything. Haven't decided yet if I will go whole hog replacing bearings seals and ball joints or not... probably yes, to me it's worth the $ on parts for all the time that goes into it. I went so far with Misty as to frame up an electrolysis bath in the garage for the frame, warning it's very addictive bringing crusty old parts back to life!
Peerless 2306A feels ok and oil in it may take it apart give it a good clean these are neat little gearboxes! Want to drive it off-road first before locking.
I've bought new 25x10-12 side-by-side tires you see in the photo. Came with new 16" turf fronts OK... for now.
Need to find or make a belt guard.
Pulley wise I plan an 8" on the engine, and leave the final 4" alone it seems small enough for the B belt. The intermediate pulley I can flip for another ~20% speed.
The 17hp hole pattern has the same width as the one in the frame but different length so I plan to add to the front crossmember which moves the motor a couple inches forward. The fibreglass hood will need to be extended.
So, nothing drastic looking forward to getting her cleaned up and bigger tires. Approved MightyRaze 2-2-2024 got to love the International Dateline.
|Topic:  Oh SNAP! 6x8 Snapper RER by JB_4x4
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  Oh SNAP! 6x8 Snapper RER by JB_4x4 January 28th 2024, 4:23 pm
I bought a bunch of Snapper RER mowers to restore over the last 18 months. Number 3 was run over by something at auction, but, it had a motor! So, I took that motor off and put it on Snapper # 1. The most complete and with the nicest paint. Not running because the head was broken so it could not be pull started. I have bought a good used head,hoping I can get the motor started. I have a scrap 10 HP I can rebuild as backup.
Snapper 1028 # 2 I bought just because I liked the way it looked. It's rear axle is locked solid, I do not know why. I had to drag it to the current resting spot. Though under the sheet metal, it is the same RER Snapper as the others. I do not know what it means by Convertible with the recycle logo. Maybe it was offered with a sun shade? :-D
# 3 I was going to use the rims for my AWS axle on the 6x6. If they do not fit, I might use this one for parts on this project.
# 4,# 5,# 6 are donors.
What I want to do is get one working 6x8 out of # 2 by combining it with 2 more drive units. I want to buy a front engine Snapper riding lawn mower with the cast iron front axle so I can keep it almost all Snapper parts. I do not see the stock RER front axle being a viable axle off road unless you like having the steering wheel ripped out of your hands on a regular basis. Plus, I need to run a minimum of 16" tires in the front.
It is going to lose the cutting deck and be replaced by a solid floor because all I can see is someone hitting a hard bump, their feet coming off off the pedals, and running themselves over. After giving themselves a wedgie.
I think it would be cool to be able to stand up while riding a trail, especially uphill, so, a solid deck it is. Probably will have tilt steering to that end.
If I like it and it comes out okay, I will take Snapper # 1 and convert that too. For a HIS and HER matching set.
I have a scrap 16 HP vertical engine to rebuild for this project. If it gets too involved, I will just go buy a new engine. I want to be riding at least the framework by the end of February even if the other 2 driven axles are only place holders.
I was just going to scrap # 3-# 6 after removing spare parts, after getting two complete RER Snappers going (# 1 and # 2).
Reason for this build, just something cool for the contest that i can start riding right away. Plus, I am redoing my porch AND I have to get all the leaves and such removed before I start welding and cutting metal outside for my main 6x6 project.
At the moment I have 6 Snapper RER and 6 riding lawn mowers (2 running one under repair), along with a dead lawn aerator. So, I need to clean up my yard in a hurry.
As to how I am going to drive all the 6 wheels at the same time ... I have no idea until I take # 3 apart and see how the internals are driven. I know it is a chain drive, I do not know the chain size, sprocket tooth count, etc.
< 96" long
< 36" wide
6x8 with three rear driven axles. Engine in the rear behind an improved seat.
Going tracks is within the realm of possibilities.
Unlike most of my other stuff, which is work related, this is just for fun. I don't care if it can cut grass or anything else. Though towing a cart might be nice. Maybe a little utility bed or fold out camper.
I might put working lights on it so it is low speed vehicle ready.
When you see the "could of been" RER Snapper you just might say "Oh SNAP!"
reference:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aofoBrFNdgApproved Jan 28th, 2024 by @Brianator
|Topic:  Creepycrawler’s “Bonanza” mini crawler build
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  Creepycrawler’s “Bonanza” mini crawler build January 26th 2024, 2:24 pm
Hi all, figured it was time to throw my hat in the ring since I was building this anyway and hopefully bring a part of the build off will keep me motivated to update the thread here as I’m pretty bad about that
The plan is to build up this little truck bed mini mower called a Bonaza for my daughter to ride with me and my wife. I struggled finding a engine, as I didn’t want something big and heavy in case she flips it over, so I wanted something under 5hp, but she also really loves to use the key to start my quad and her moms and my tractors when we take her rides so I really wanted a electric start option. A few hours of searching showed me that Honda actually made electric start push mowers for years, but it was a fairly rare option, couple weeks of scouring Facebook marketplace and I hit the jackpot, a late 80s Honda HR217 popped up and the guy actually needed dome ag tires for his sears garden tractor so a deal was struck and a trade happened. Now this little motor is wild, only 120cc but has a driveshaft coming out the side of it that runs the self propelled gearbox. After checking it out I think it will make a really cool little pto winch so that’s on the build list now. I’ve stripped it all down to make the work easier and I’m gonna build the hood and possibly the dash from scratch, but I’ll update that as I goApproved MightyRaze - 1/26/24
|Topic:  cloneimals6x6 by JB_4x4
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  cloneimals6x6 by JB_4x4 January 9th 2024, 3:04 am
What would you get if a crazy engineer cloned 3 lawn tractors and threw them into a test tube to see what would pop up? A cloneimals6x6* little beast all terrain lawn tractor.
Goal - build a diesel powered 4x6 or 6x6 lawn or garden tractor using, whenever possible++, parts that were offered on factory lawn tractors or garden tractors. Try to avoid custom metal work beyond simple metal cutting and welding. I could go out and buy a cheap $3000 lathe, but, the idea is to complete a project others can follow and build. Though I plan on using my plasma cutter, it will not be beyond what a sawzall or cut off wheel could do with finesse.
I would like to keep it 36" or under in width, under 8 feet in length, under 800 pounds, roll cage that doubles as a rain and sun shade since this will actually be working in the fields and woods if I am successful. As anyone knows that lives in Georgia, it is not uncommon to get a heavy rain shower in the afternoon. Second seating that doubles as a dump bed. At least a dump bed.
++ I bought an All-Wheel Steer (AWS) rear axle from what I assume is a craftsman, to use as a front axle. Peerless 920.
Frame will be 3 or 4 " C-channel of 3/16", which I already have.
Painted white or forest green. I paint many of my vehicles and such forest green.
Insulated coffee cup holders!
Ability to stow a big tool box, two spare tires, small medical kit, tire repair kit, compressor, extra 1-2 gallons of diesel.
Electric winch, group 24 or bigger battery, maybe a 120v inverter. Some sort of provision for at least a winch in the back if room allows. Small floor jack (already have it).
Alternator with a minimum of 40 amps.
Be able to push or tow implements and trailers.
Front end loader.
Provision for weight brackets front and rear.
Most likely all the axles will be driven by hydraulics. The front axle might be floating, though probably solid. Rear axle will be locked.
Top speed of 10 mph. Has to have very low crawling speed and torque.
Ability to enable only the rear or middle axle for road or high traction travel.
Solid working mechanical parking brakes.
Somehow figure out a seat safety that cuts off the diesel.
The diesel engine for the moment is a Yanmar L100N clone I bought off Amazon. I will probably add some sort of glow plug for cold weather starting.
*Note: I own the URL cloneimals from an old video game I wrote. Just delete this line after reading. ** I think I will leave it -Approved MightyRaze 1-9-24
|Topic:  Hillbilly mowers "The Beast"
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  Hillbilly mowers "The Beast" January 1st 2024, 8:54 pm
|Topic:  Brianator's "Silver Bullet" Super Stock Race Mower (Take 2)
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  Brianator's "Silver Bullet" Super Stock Race Mower (Take 2) December 30th 2023, 4:23 pm
#Buildoff2024The Silver Bullet is back!
After having to drop out of last years Build Off this build is now back on! No work has been done to it so it's in the same state I left it in at the end of last January which is essentially just a roller with the chassis/body mostly sorted out and a decent layer of rust on the front axle I built.
Before I get into the meat of it, here's a brief history lesson on it but I do encourage you to check out PART 1
of the build so you can get familiar with it and see how it got to where it is now...
Back in October of 2021 I found it at a local scrapyard for $50 with the intention of using it as a parts machine (aka The Partshorse) for The Warhorse. As you can see it was missing the front spindles/wheels/tie rod, engine, most of the wiring and a rear wheel. The body was beat up pretty badly as well but other than that it was a pretty clean and strait machine!
In the spring of 2022 I bought a complete front axle from the same scrapyard and then installed it in June so it was at least a roller.
In July I used it to start mocking up and fitting a MST203 that was going in The Warhorse.
Then in January of 2023 I entered it into the Build Off and we all know how that ended up...
Never the less, I'm back on it and my goals are essentially the same with a couple of minor changes:
~ I still wanna go fast! (35MPH+)
~ Reinforce it while keeping weight savings in mind.
~ Build it to race specs in case I get a chance to actually race it.
Slam it to (or close to) the class limit of 4" from the frame to the ground.
Build a custom front axle.
~ Build direct steering from scratch.
Lower the bodywork and seat.
~ No electronics aside from the ignition/kill - pull start only!
~ Install the 3 speed Peerless MST203.
~ Build the 10hp B&S scrapyard engine into a ripsnorter using some of the parts from the dead 11hp engine.
~ Shave weight wherever I can.
~ Give it a racecar appearance package!
Here's a few parts I had previously gathered before calling it quits but didn't show because they were going to be a surprise as the build went on. As part of the racecar appearance package (and for safety) I picked up this killer Grant 12" steering wheel for a great price and also I've been converting this small aluminum universal "washer fluid" tank into a fuel cell! Yes it's pretty small but it should be able to handle finishing a race, more on the conversation later when it actually gets finished and installed. I found the shifter handle pretty cheap and thought it would look great although it might not be used because I may go another route but I'm not quite sure yet.
This badge itself I found on the ground of the same scrapyard weeks or months later and figured it was for a golf cart or something...
...but a few weeks ago I came across this tractor for sale locally which makes me wonder IF it actually came from this machine or not?
Funny thing is I was already playing around with the name "Silver Bullet" so when I found it I took it as a sign! Upon further inspection I believe it WAS on it! I'm not sure how well it will show up in the picture because it's almost invisible to the naked eye but I can see evidence of paint fade forming the "S" to the left side and above/below it so it looks like it truly is the "Silver Bullet"!
As you can see, I have LOTS of work ahead of me! The engine is in pieces and incomplete, I need to build a clutch, the trans needs to be locked/installed/shifter fabbed up, I need to build steering linkages from scratch, gas/brake pedals and a bunch of other things need to be built and sorted out so this will not be a walk in park but I'm excited to build it! I'll also need to build a FNR for The Warhorse on the side so I can keep it in working order once I pull the MST203 for this machine.
Sorry for the extra long introduction but I hope you enjoy!
Let's make the 10th anniversary of the Build Off a great one with lots of entries making it to voting!
Best of luck to all of us and have a great 2024!-Approved MightyRaze 12-30-24
|Topic: [c]  Mighty's Marshal
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject: [c]  Mighty's Marshal December 29th 2023, 3:33 pm
OK, take 2.
My plan is to take this 93 Craftsman GT6000 into an awesome Rally off-road build.
Plan is to strip the deck and deck related parts as well as front attachments. Go over the Kohler Magnum in it and get it purring like a kitten if possible. Condition unknown. The 6 speed transaxle appears to be in good shape as it easily shifts in all gears as well as hi/lo. Locking will be done. I may go a new route and NOT paint this one except for the frame. Various mods, beefing, and upgrades will happen!
Without further ado...
The Marshal.-Approval Brianator 12-29-23
|Topic:  The Chubb Cadet All Terrrain Farm Mower
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  The Chubb Cadet All Terrrain Farm Mower December 27th 2023, 8:11 am
-Build an Off Road Mower capable of mowing the hill climbs at the farm
-be able to remove the deck so in-experienced drivers can easily have fun on an easy to drive hydro
-tire swap to gain 1.5" more deck lift and ground clearance
-fix horrible sloppy steering
-repair oil leak in Kohler Command CV18
-build a front bumper with tow point for moving trailers and wagon
-I'm not a fan of the sedan looking factory hood so I may hood swap it
-add front and rear lights
-maybe re-wire tractor or at least fix previous owner's hacks-Approved 12-27-2023 MR
|Topic:  PK26's Lawn Dart
|Search in: Build-Off Competition Topics Subject:  PK26's Lawn Dart December 20th 2023, 4:36 pm
|Topic: READY...SET...BUILD!!!! 2024 BUILD-OFF LIVE!!!
|Search in: Build-Off Announcements Subject: READY...SET...BUILD!!!! 2024 BUILD-OFF LIVE!!! December 19th 2023, 12:04 pm
#Buildoff2024Wow, is it that time again? Grab your tools; get your tractor parts pile ready! The 2024 ATLTF Build Off begins NOW!So what do you need to do to get started?1.) Make a sign with the following info:(The sign can be written or printed, but the password MUST BE HAND WRITTEN.)[size=16]ATLTF 2024 Build-Off[/size][size=16]Password: PORKY PIG
[/size][size=16]Date of entry.[/size][size=16]Your ATLTF Username[/size]2.) Now, take a picture of that sign with whatever parts/tractor you're beginning with!EXAMPLE!!! Please note how the sign is clearly read.3.) Start a new thread in this section --> Build Off Entries Title your post with your name and project, ie: Doc's Demon or Rick's Racer or whatever. Be creative! When we accept your entry, a  will be added to your title. Please do not add this yourself. It could delay your build's acceptance.4.) In your thread, post the picture(s) and a description outlining your build plans. Remember that your project must be LESS than 50% finished to qualify, so you need to convince us you have a lot of work ahead. Make it count!5.) Once we've had a chance to go over your entry post and determine that you're good to go, your thread will be moved to the Contest Build Threads section. Remember to review the Rules and make sure your sign has ALL the info on it, or your entry will not be qualified. **THE RULES HAVE UPDATED for 2024**Good luck to everyone and may the greatest tractor win!!!
|Topic: 2024 ATLTF Build-Off RULES!
|Search in: Announcements Subject: 2024 ATLTF Build-Off RULES! December 14th 2023, 10:40 pm
[adm]Posting the rules early for the 2024 build-off so you can be prepared!
Also, 2024 will be the 10th and LAST Build-Off. It will go back into hiatus.[/adm]
Welcome to the 2024
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
What is the ATLTF Build-off? It is a fun competition for the members of ATLTF to modify a garden tractor, a lawn tractor or a riding mower into a rough, tough, sexy mow-chine in 11 months or less. Then the members get to vote for their favorite! We do have a base set of rules to keep the playing field level and fair for all the members of any skill set to have fun! Reminder, we have members 13 and older. We would like to keep it fun for all!Read on to learn the rules and how to enter! **THE RULES HAVE UPDATED for 2024**
10th ATLTF Build-Off Competition Rules
- Qualifying Builds -
1.) Must be a small, personal-transportation type vehicle, capable of carrying operator, and not more than one additional passenger. Resemblant of a lawn or garden tractor.
2.) Must be self-propelled.
3.) Must be powered by a small "OPE" (Outdoor Power Equipment) type engine. Generally:
One to three
cylinders, 2 or 4 stroke gasoline or diesel.
- Air cooled; water cooled (some OPE's have water cooled engines)
- Horizontal or vertical crankshaft
- Derived from: lawn mowers, leaf blowers, lawn/yard/garden tractors, pressure washers, portable generators, tillers, cement mixers, weed-eaters, leaf mulchers/ vacuums, water/ trash pumps. *Additionally, more than one qualifying engine may be used.
...3.1) Electric powered machines will be considered by-basis, so long it complies with all other rules.
4.) Framing requirements.
- No automobile, truck, SUV, etc. chassis
- No full ATV chassis
- No "Compact Tractor" chassis from larger homestead tractors allowed.
- Passable examples are: Lawn tractor, yard tractor, garden tractor and mini chassis’, stock or modified.
- Custom-built chassis are allowed provided the end result will be resemblant of a lawn or garden tractor chassis. Specifically ladder, tunnel, or pan-style. No space frames, or frames made primarily from tubing that are resemblant to go karts, rock crawlers/ bouncers, etc. Chassis made of tubes are allowed. See examples below.
EXAMPLES of custom tube style frames ALLOWED!
- Tube skeletons for bracing and exoskeletons are permitted upon approval. Must "wrap" a portion of the tractor or strengthen the lawn tractor frame. Not replace a portion of the tractor. With one exception, it can replace a missing hood in name of safety.
An OK example is like @diddie 's Beast:
- Scabbing in framing parts of an ATV frame not allowed. Using parts such as suspension components is approved as long as it does not take away from the tractor frame/appearance. Example, welding the front of an ATV frame to a tractor frame is not allowed. Fabricating and attaching independent suspension pieces from an ATV is OK.
5.) Must run on any number of wheels, tracks, skis, or any combination of these, limited by the following constraint: A minimum of 4
points of contact must be made with the ground, a minimum of two if vehicle is "tracked". Points of contact are defined as wheels, tracks, or skis. Wheels cannot be configured in an inline pattern similar to a "cycle".
6.) Sheet-metal and bodywork is open; however, the end result MUST be resemblant of a tractor in some aspect. Micro-cars, cycles, trikes, rock crawlers/ bouncers, etc. are not permitted.
7.) Must be "complete
" by deadline date. The purpose of this rule is not only to define completeness for the contest, but to help ensure safety. Paint and related aesthetic touches are not mandatory to qualify as "complete" but may affect voting. For clarification, "Remote" specifically means "The ability to operate without touching engine". For our purposes, "complete" means:
- Drives under its own power.
- Throttle must be installed and operable remotely (without operator touching engine).
- Kill switch must be installed and operable without operator touching engine.
- Engine must start with a switch of some type or be pull-start.
- Braking system must be installed and functional.
- Steering system must be installed and functional.
8.) Must NOT
be more than 50% complete
prior to the official start date. Lightly modified builds for the contest will not qualify. As part of qualification, contest entrants will post a picture of the major parts source(s), including a physical sign showing the commencement date and password. Completeness will be defined by your write-up of what is to be done and by seeing your parts in photos.
9.) Entry must be built by the entrant. A team of more than one can enter and build a machine. Those instances, the team would have to share or split any potential winnings should they win. No contracting "hiring out" parts of the entry to be "built" by someone else. It is OK, to purchase "over the counter parts" for your entry.
Entries and finalized builds are screened by the administration and we reserve the right to decline entries/ finalized builds if we feel they are not observant or compliant to the rules as stated above.
- Competition Details -
The Build-Off commences January 1st. You may NOT start building until the official start announcement on that date, but you MAY plan and collect parts until that time. The official start announcement will contain a PASSWORD. Entrants MUST start a build thread in the [Build-Off Entries] forum and post a photo of their main parts pile that contains a physical sign bearing "ATLTF 2024 Build-Off
", your username, the date, and the password for the build-off in the same photo. The sign can be hand written or printed, but the password MUST BE HAND WRITTEN
. Also, make sure the sign is clear and readable in your photo. The entry period runs from January 1 to October 31st. The Build-Off ends November 30th at 6PM
Central. Any project that is NOT completed or compliant to the rules stated above upon the official finish announcement on that date will not qualify for judging and subsequently winning (see official contest rule "7" for definition of "complete"). Bad time management by the entrant does not grant an extension. Should an emergency happen, (provable) we may extend not more than a week. Beyond that unfortunately DNF will have to be taken. Builder should post as many details of build as possible, including parts sources/origin, design elements and difficulties, specifications, etc.
- Entrants -
1.) Must hold a valid ATLTF membership in good standing.
2.) May Join ATLTF in order to qualify for contest entry.
3.) Must maintain their ATLTF membership status in good standing for the entire duration of the contest.
4.) May enter more than one project for the competition.
- Completion -
Upon completion, builder MUST post a video of completed build, consisting of a walk-around and operation to demonstrate function and capabilities. The video must be hosted on a site that will allow the video to be shared in your post, such as YouTube. Builders should also make a post saying that build is completed, or risk build not qualifying. If for some reason you are not able to shoot or post this video, you MUST contact a forum administrator to closely scrutinize your build to determine eligibility BEFORE the competition closes.
In the event of a tie, winner will be determined by a panel of judges. There was indeed a tie for 2nd in 2015, in which the admin staff voted.
- Competition Specifications -Competition Start date: January 1Competition End date: November 30 @ 6PM Central TimeEntry start date: January 1New Entry close date: October 31
Voting will begin promptly after reviewing entrants for completeness. (No more than 1 week)
Space Frame/body: Consisting of mainly tubes or small diameter materials. Like an ATF or buggy with or without hung sheet metal.
- Space frame/body example:
Remote: Device or controller that activates objects without direct contact. Examples would be a starter switch/button, kill switch, dash throttle, etc.
- Voting -
Any ATLTF member may vote for their favorite build in full confidentiality.
We will be repeating what we did in the past couple years where new accounts will be temporarily suspended from being approved to prevent account bolstering. So, if you plan on participating in voting, pull up a chair and join us here.PLEASE NOTE: This is the 10th year for the Build-Off. The Build-Off will more than likely go on HIATUS after this year for a little while to regroup. So if you want to join the fun. This is the year to do it!
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