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Posted July 21, 2012 - 05:37 AM

I haven't found a donor motor for this as yet. But I do have a horizontal shaft twin on an old Craftsman II out back. Has an elec. PTO. I think I could adapt it. Has a slight knock and the starter isn't working at the moment. I'd have to build a mule drive and set up an instrument panel. The engine is at least 16 HP, could be an 18. Wouldn't have to run it wide open. What do you all think?

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 11:28 AM

I keep looking at this mower and thinking! I know, not good when I start thinking! Too many hot days in a row or something.
Newest idea: use the front rollers as casters on the rear. They are about 4.8" in diameter, use a 1/2" bolt thru. They have brass bushings and a spot on the front where a grease zerk could be put in.
I have never built casters before, but there's a first time for everything. I would like to set it up to cut say 1-1/2", 2-1/2", 3-1/2", and 5". I never cut grass real short unless I'm going to till it under. Guess I need to see what I have the MTD set at for everyday mowing.
Hugh grass would use the 5" setting.

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Posted August 14, 2012 - 04:59 PM

Today, I patched the hole in this deck. Material I used was a bit thinner, but it's fixed:
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Now if I can come up with an engine to run this.




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