Stuffing a 18hp Magnum into something not intended to use this beast was not easy, at first anyways...
You need to modify the frame for starter clearance first and remove the engine mount tabs. Then you can get it to set in enough to line up the driveshaft.
The doner tractor was a craftsman gt6000 and it has everything needed to make this work.
This takes a bunch of mocking up to get the placement correct but in the end it works out great.
You need to cut down the engine plate to fit in the frame nicely so it can be welded in later. I used 1/2" plywood for a spacer between the front axle mount and engine plate and welded it in. No isolation mounts needed these engines run nice and smooth.
If you need a rear pto then forget this option as it aint gonna happen!!!
Tin side covers need to be trimmed at the bottom to fit. And the mule drive moved forward about an inch and a half so it reaires 2 spacers for the cross bar and a 3" longer belt to run the deck.
Exaust is also going to be outside the tin. Mounted out infront. Should keep the engine compartment nice nice this way, as my dad mows for hours at a time.
Edited by skyrydr2, May 22, 2016 - 05:15 PM.