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#1 Lance Skene OFFLINE  

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 04:18 AM

Just thinking about possibly building one so I figured I'd see if we could get some brainstormin going...

 

I have three 50" Ford LGT decks, one will be restored, the other two will be a bunch of left over parts, and I have a good 14hp B+S Vanguard 2 cyl on the shelf, electric start, no pto. Would most likely build a new frame from scratch using four blades to get at least a 60" cut. Dont need a bagger system... I live in prairies...everything just blows away around here unless its nailed down. 

 

ne1 built one? or have ideas and suggestions? What kind of wheels? how would it engage?



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Posted June 11, 2014 - 04:34 AM

Well, as for clutching a electromagnetic clutch could be used seeing as the deck should already have a belt tensioner idler pulley.

 

A engine bracket could be fabed up, carry frame and swivel wheels on the front of the deck, medium sized turf tires on the back.

 

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Posted June 11, 2014 - 05:32 AM

I was thinking on building just what you want for my son's property , he has wet areas but the 4 wheeler could tow one through . I but this Gravely for $100 but it's only 40" but you might be able to get some ideas , it uses some kind of centrifugal  clutch , I think an electric would be better but what do I know lol   I just need to make a bracket so it will pull straight  behind instead of a wing

http://gardentractor...-40-wing-mower/


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Thx guys, pics posted are along the right idea but I wouldnt modify an existing deck, I would build it from scratch, I work in metal fab so thats not a problem. An electric pto clutch would obviously work well, but it would also be an expensive item so I would hope to find another option. I read a post somewhere about electric actuators used to control the angle of a front snowplow blade... how about using one of those to control the tension of an idler puller?

 

Blade options... I would be using the spindles from Ford decks but adapters for any blades could be fabricated easy enough... what are the best blades available? Is there any that are specific to commercial mowers that might be higher quality and require less maintainance?


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Keep the ideas coming guys. :thumbs:



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Posted June 11, 2014 - 06:57 PM

Scag mowers. I use them tree times a week, every week, all day.


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Posted June 11, 2014 - 08:23 PM

So where does Skag get the blades from? They wouldnt be manufacturing them.
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Posted June 11, 2014 - 08:33 PM

Good question, i wonder,...






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