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#1 1978murray OFFLINE  

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Posted February 05, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Ik im a lot younger and crazier then most guys here.  But has anyone ever drifted a garden tractor for the fun of it.  My panzer in high range can drift if u lock up one wheel. it will slide and stuff,  I had it one my icy driveway last night spinning in circles and boy was it fun.  just wondering if anyone else is crazy


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 04:41 PM

I accidentally tried it with Cub Cadet, and just about rolled it.
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Posted February 05, 2013 - 04:43 PM

Two words: Dry spot!!!  If you are going to go drifting, you'll want a roll cage.  Nothing hurts like road rash & a 500 lb tractor to the head.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 04:47 PM

The problem was turning to fast on the pavement, I was 3 wheels and sucking up the seat.
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Posted February 05, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Guess I am to old....what the hell is drifting?


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Be careful with that Panzer. If you crunch it there aren't that many of them left. I'm sure you could drift one if it was geared high enough but what's the point! With the high Centre of Gravity and steering geometry designed for low speed it's an accident waiting to happen. 


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:37 PM

i amost rolled it couple times. but i just stick my leg out to stop it from flipping.  I do it only when its snowy or really muddy out,


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:39 PM

 this is drifting


					
					
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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:43 PM

The only tractor I ever drifted was a high platform Deere with a large round bale on the back, neighbors dog ran out in front of me on a slick downgrade, scared the living you know what out'a me. Now you wanna drift things I'm all over it with an old stocker with a cage and helmet. In my younger days I used about anything that had 4 wheels, as my wife will point out when one of the boys come home and need the 4 wd pick-up and chains...Hmmmm...PLEASE be safe, tractors as pointed out probably are not the best choice of vehicles to slide around on.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Ya, I've seen that nut case Swede video before, and it makes me cringe, especially when he's flying at his camera man :( It's only a matter of time...



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Guess I am to old....what the hell is drifting?

This:

 


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Ya, I've seen that nut case Swede video before, and it makes me cringe, especially when he's flying at his camera man :( It's only a matter of time...

 

 

:ditto:

 

To me its pretty dumb and dangerous



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Posted February 05, 2013 - 07:04 PM

Guess I am to old....what the hell is drifting?

Drifting is a style of racing in which a person slides the read of a vehicle around a corner in such a way that it much slower than doing it properly and destroys the tires and drive train.


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Posted February 05, 2013 - 08:00 PM

I lost a rear wheel on my buddies case mx125 going do the road, the drift was caused by the 5000 gallons of liquid manure in the tank I was pulling pushing the tractor without the rear wheel. Sideways,

Closest I've come to a drift in a tractor.

Almost lost another load in my pants,
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Posted February 05, 2013 - 08:50 PM

You mean like....Driving a front wheel drive car, turning a corner and grabbing the emergency brake and sliding around the corner? This really works well in snow....It also really makes the wife mad....Ask me how I know...

We call this E-braking..

 

I watched the video...Pretty neat...I have watched it before.


Edited by KC9KAS, February 05, 2013 - 08:58 PM.





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