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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2015 - 11:20 PM

If all else fails you could always do this. You won't need anything mechanically at all except maybe an Emergency room visit later on.

We watched this as a family. Almost made us feel normal
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Posted February 03, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Honesty, I was a little hesitate to post this on the forum since it wasn't truly a L&G but...... Seems we have a lot in common. I feel like I'm a kid in an adults body that hurts easier, tires quicker and has a little deeper pocket book.


I'm thinking of gathering as many as I can to have a new entry in the parade this year.
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Posted February 05, 2015 - 09:17 PM

All right, here we go.  

First item on the list is to get the rubber down,and plastic out.

I had an old town behind spreader that had the right size tires and spacer

Rubber tires 

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I ended up cutting 4" of the hollow driveshaft off the spreader, which fit snuggly over the oem wheel shaft.

Maggie wanted to help, so she had to use the deadblow hammer.

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so the spacer slips over the driveshaft, then the wheel slips over and the throw on a snap washer.  BUT..... the drive off the elec motors is "cogged".  Well, a plastic four spaced, so I devised a plan.  The wheel rims are PVC, and are rather light.  I ended up cutting 1" off the inner rim axle, and also rounded out the yellow, plastic cogg so it would marry up to the drive cog.  I took some 3 1/2" grabber screws and wola!, the wheels engage and do just fine.

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mounted

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comparison

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Posted February 05, 2015 - 09:19 PM

I also upped the voltage to a pair of 12v 12 amp batteries.

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Now, I want to upgrade the drive motors to either a tandom or single drive high torque motor so it can pull a plow for spring.

 

Also, a 12 volt ESC that will allow for smoother starting and with the two speed, it should help a lot.

 

then its new ag tires.

Size 13x5.00x6


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Posted February 05, 2015 - 09:23 PM

i dont kno what kina motors tese have but what about a high torque starter motor?



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Posted February 05, 2015 - 10:37 PM

You mean like the ones they use to start rc airplane engines? Might have one of those laying around I used to fly RC planes when I was younger. Good idea I might even put two in series

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 06:00 AM

I was thinking the ones for tractors cause i know they make heavy duty briggs starter motors






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