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Posted January 29, 2012 - 05:33 PM

The transmission that you are using looks like a Peerless 700, if it is, it may not be strong enough to pull any ground engaging equipment. That transmission was made for a riding mower and a garden tractor.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 05:52 PM

The transmission that you are using looks like a Peerless 700, if it is, it may not be strong enough to pull any ground engaging equipment. That transmission was made for a riding mower and a garden tractor.


Yes it is a Peerless transmission and it has already broken the internal chain when we were just testing to see how it would drive. (the chain was badly rusted)
No plans to use it for plowing or anything that would put a huge strain on the transmission, it just just isn't heavy enough. I'm keeping an eye out for a Bolens tube frame for that kind of work.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 05:58 PM

Welcome! What an awesome build. That is very nice. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Yes it is a Peerless transmission and it has already broken the internal chain when we were just testing to see how it would drive. (the chain was badly rusted)
No plans to use it for plowing or anything that would put a huge strain on the transmission, it just just isn't heavy enough. I'm keeping an eye out for a Bolens tube frame for that kind of work.



I have a RotoHoe tiller with the same transmission. Mine is a 5 speed how many does this one have? They made them from 2 to 6 speeds.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 06:26 PM

I have a RotoHoe tiller with the same transmission. Mine is a 5 speed how many does this one have? They made them from 2 to 6 speeds.


Mine has a 3 speed + reverse. Even though we increased the wheel size it still runs nice and slow in first gear.
Forgot to mention, the steering box is made from an old automatic door drive unit and the lights are from a Skoda car ! The aim of this build was to reuse as many parts from the donor vehicle as possible and any other bits i had lying around. Maybe i should call it a Phoenix as it has risen out of the ashes of the old mower.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Hey , you were able to post without my help this time. ADMIN got you fixed up.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:15 PM

This is good stuff. That thing is impressive

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Awesome build, glad it worked out as well as it did for you. Did I mention it looks factory. Glad to have you here at GTTalk.

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Posted January 29, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Welcome as all have said. And by all means keep up the good work. Inspirational creativity is something we all enjoy. Seeing things rise out of the ashes, as you put it, is what can make life interesting. So what does the daughter think of it so far? Are you making points with her?

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Noel,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

That's a neat build.

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Posted January 30, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Welcome to the forum Noel. That is a very nice build you have going. Looks like you are quite handy at fabrication work. Keep us updated.
Check our member map and find some of you neighbors over there. Feel free to add your self if you like.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 07:26 PM

very cool build. Hope u get a lot of use out of it.

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Posted January 31, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Noel, Thanks for your map marker.

Regards...............Ducky

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 11:54 PM

Another welcome to the forum Noel from one of the many Canadians on here. Great job on your daughters new "ride". Keep the pics coming. Dave

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 05:31 AM

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.
I'm having to take a time out from the tractor at the moment, but ill keep you's updated when i make more progress.

Noel.




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