I have a project in mind. I've been wanting to do it for a while.
The plan is to build a mini dozer out of one of my Ford LGTs.
Before the purists come gunning for me I would like to say that neither tractor will be modified except to remove and add bolt on parts.
My big question right now is which one to use.
My 77 LGT100 with the original engine and manual trans, featuring a top speed of around 8 mph in stock trim
My 83 LGT 145 hydro, which had a top speed of around 5mph in stock trim
The 145 needs an engine which I could pick up for a few hundred buck brand new.
Which transmission would be better?
I like the hydro for the pedal mount directional control, and onboard hydraulics. Not liking the really slow track speed I would get after the conversion
I like the gear drive for the higher wheel speed, which means faster track speed.
My current plan involves running a hi drive setup, with the drive sprocket on the original hub, and the front and rear main sprockets acting as idlers.
Just need ideas and opinions