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Posted May 29, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Since I have Two Ariens GT14Hs, I was seriously considering looking for a differential to use on the front and power it off the Front or Mid mount PTO, to get a franenstein 4 wheel drive, any ideas what kind of differential I could use that had turning ability, Thanks


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Posted May 29, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Mike, I'm not sure how you would go about it, but I will be following along to see how it goes !!

 

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Posted May 29, 2013 - 08:29 PM

That would be sweet to have a front assist. I had seen a photo of a tractor that had it added. It looked like they used an axle off a compact. Another thought of using a front end off a quad that had front assist. Not sure how that turned out, I will see if I can find that now.


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Posted May 29, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Front axle from 4x4 would be my choice


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Posted May 29, 2013 - 09:36 PM

I was thinking of the 4x4 quad as well, just not sure they are strong enough to support a big engine/tractor. A old 4x4 BX kubota would be stout, but it mught need to be narrowed


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Posted May 29, 2013 - 09:45 PM

Kubota stole most of the Ariens tractor designs on the deck and tractor to use on their L&G equipment, may a old BX1500 would work, I'd have to see the parts diagrams to see if it would fit, definitely strong enough

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 03:13 AM

Use both gt14 rear set ups and articulate it Twin engine

 

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Posted May 30, 2013 - 03:23 AM

This will be fun to watch!


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Posted May 30, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Use both gt14 rear set ups and articulate it Twin engine

 

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Nah, I would really like to have a minuture Kubota style tractor, everyone has done articulated, I haven't seen someone do 4 wheel assist, besides, my Ariens tractors are too nice to use one for a articulated project. I like some of those projects, most are made from Deere's and Cubs, which they made millions of, I dont see peple doing them with Bush Hogs, Amigos, MF-16's etc because of the rarity, After thinking about this, it will be a tough project due to steering and suspension, the drive part is easy. Maybe a late model 4 wheel drive Simplicity or Kubota could be a donor, I've thought of four wheel steer tractors, but they dont have a lot of turning ability.


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 05:20 AM

I found this the other week. A different way of getting extra traction without 4WD. Someone added mattracks to their Ariens. It would be neat for snow plowing and field plowing. It sure changes the look of it.

 

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