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#1 woopud OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:11 AM

I got my hands on a '94 Kgro (American Yard Products GT4318) 6 speed, 18HP Briggs & Stratton tractor, the mower deck is missing but that's not a priority for me. Plan is to build a front end loader for this little beast, and yes I know I'll need to beef up the front axle and probably the frame a bit too.

 

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Did rebuild the engine mostly...broken rod...

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:31 AM

You have done a great job rebuilding the engine. It looks like this is the same tractor that's in your profile photo, did you repaint it also?



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:36 AM

You have done a great job rebuilding the engine. It looks like this is the same tractor that's in your profile photo, did you repaint it also?


Hi, yes it's the same tractor and I did paint it. Next step is to put 5 bolt hubs on the rear axle which I already have and after that I plan on starting the FEL build.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Wow that looks amazing! Great job of the rebuild. I don't think ive ever rebuilt a flathead twin like that before :thumbs:



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 03:08 PM

Nice rebuild on the motor. :thumbs: 

  About adding a FEL on a small tractor from the value collection is "is it worth it"

My concerns would be is the tractor able to handle it long term? Not only the frame and spindles, but the whole steering system ?

I guess it would be fun to build, and maybe good for mulch, but any heavy usage will take it's toll on it pretty quick.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 06:06 PM

It's going to be a long project, I'm not in a hurry and everything will be beefed up including the frame front axle and steering. I could buy a heavier tractor with a loader but what fun is that? You can ask the same people that have lawn tractors "why don't you hire a landscaper?"
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Posted April 24, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Scored some steel for a total of $40!  Spend an hour cutting and grinding now I'm ready for some welding.

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:10 PM

Nice job on the engine rebuild !!

Your not the first to attempt to put a loader on a riding mower, nor will you be the last. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 05:59 AM

Bottom support mounted and first upright and one arm tacked up.

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Posted May 03, 2013 - 06:03 AM

Good to see some progress!



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 10:15 AM

It's going to be a long project, I'm not in a hurry and everything will be beefed up including the frame front axle and steering.

How about the trans???



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Posted May 03, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Maybe later on...



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 05:42 AM

This project is no more, I sold the tractor because I got a Sears GT 16 Garden Tractor, much stronger for a FEL.






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