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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2016 - 10:25 AM

been wanting to do this for a while now , have got this Toro cutter deck twin cut 38"from curbside                               

 

so went to refitting it to my Rover Rancher 2  , PA040088.JPG      PA040089.JPG

 

still have to cover the outlet section as the blade extrude out PA040090.JPG

 

still to fit the neutral lever PA040091.JPG  got to reset the front carry wheels about 1&1/2" lower as the front sets to low in cut PA040094.JPG

 

            PA040093.JPG   I do have 1 delamer the 10HP briggs is struggling to cut heavier (longer ) grass  so opting to fit 1 of the 12 HP B&S engines or the 16 HP twin Vanguard engine ,

 

got to test that 1 ,1st though or opt to swap the pulley on my machine to change cutter ratio a bit 

 

the top linkage slides in a sleeve for flexibility on uneven ground

 

Shane 

 

 

 


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Posted May 21, 2016 - 06:43 AM

Looks like it cuts well. All mods need a bit of tweaking.


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Posted May 21, 2016 - 07:59 AM

Can you tell us about the Rover tractor? Where is it made?


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Posted May 21, 2016 - 04:38 PM

Hi Holdenboy, looks good and it looks like its working good, I've been thinking about doing something like that for a couple of yrs but just never seem to get to it thanks for posting I  like it.


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Posted May 21, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Well done. I am doing roughly the same thing as you and will be stealing your idea for the three point setup. I hope you don't mind.

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko
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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:17 AM

LilyDad 

 the tractor is a , Rover, Rancher 2 ( as brand ) Australian Made , Made in the 1970 to 1979 was originally an B&S 8 HP engine , Electric start , ( ole white colour engine in fact ,3 SP g/box peerless Manual made by bending ( same g/box as the 70's , 80's bolens 5  SP ducumsy  g/boxes ,straight axle , 3x8 rear tires  & 2.5 x 6 front tires , Aluminum rims ,

 

the drive system is 2 belt reduction befor the g/box & 2 chainz reduction after the g/box to axle , the pulley for the original mid cutter deck is at the back under the seat 3 pulley intermediate  So that was easy to make & drive the rear slasher from that pulley ,

 

the tractor is a light application machine ,

 

Attachments , it had a front push blade , a skid type front load single disc slasher & rear 3 point linkage a self powered tiller or rotary hoe ,

 

that's all the info i have on them so far , Rover was not big on keeping doc's  & records on them ,that i'm aware of

 

Shane  


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:26 AM

Michael you're most welcome , i don't mind at all m8 as it's to helps some 1 else i'm glad to see some 1 use it for ideas & such ,

 

the best part was i didn't need a pto to run it from my machine the pulley was under the rear of my machine as genuine item  ,

 

the other part i liked about doing it was it only took a few brackets & a fiddle to mount it & a belt change at most to have it running 


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:31 AM

it cuts better & cleaner than a couple other riders i got ,

 

 for the tweaking i love doing those bits because then i know i'm nearly finished it 

 

NMGB

lol most of us have those little projects we just can not seem to get to do or finish & i'm the 1st 1 to be guilty of it , 


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 06:36 AM

What is powering the deck? I see the belt going under the rear of the tractor.  I have thought about doing that with a deck just to have something different.


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Posted May 22, 2016 - 08:06 AM

Great idea & looks like it's working good for you. The best thing about custom projects we learn more about what not to do the next time.
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Posted May 22, 2016 - 08:06 AM

What is powering the deck? I see the belt going under the rear of the tractor.  I have thought about doing that with a deck just to have something different.

it's powered from the original cutter deck drive pulley under the seat  , here is a pic of the other Rancher 2 i just got PA040086.JPG you can see the axle ,

 

just in front below of it there is a plate & hole which is the bearing housing for the 3 pulleys to mount , on the 3 pulley kit the 2 top pulleys are engine & g/box set & the bottom pulley is for the cutter drive pulley

 

the empty space in the middle of the machine is where the g/box & mount plate  goes , takes up 1/2 the space , btw the tires & alloy rims on this pic is the original size 1's, but can get wider outer split rim bits to fit 6" tires on 

 

Shane


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