Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:13 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 02:06 AM
That unit is a LT or Lawn Tractor. It appears so in the pics anyways. If that's the case, it may not have a stout enough rear end for what you're going to use it for.
The LT units were usually equipped with smaller rear end due to the fact they were never designed for ground engaging equipment (plow), nor were they designed to carry much extra weight on the axels. If you are going to add weight, you will want to add it to the wheels, not the body of the tractor. I have seen the damage extra weight will do to this style of rear end. I rescued an LT and replaced the rear end. The unit was damaged because they added lots of extra weight to plow snow and they added it to the body of the tractor. It only took one year of plowing for the axel to wear clear up thru the bushings, part way thru the housing, and let the gears inside slip.
Don't mean to be a wet blanket, just want you to know the possibilities in advance.
Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:10 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:20 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:29 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:00 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:19 PM
thanks for the info this is not for me iam doing this for my son which wants to do this so i would say it would last long enough for him to learn on.it does have a twin koler 14 horse motor should be enough for him. even if it last one ssummer it didnt cost me it was give to me so iguess i cant go wrong
He should get a barrel of fun from it before the rear gives out. Plus with a lighter load with him being a youngin, that will extend the transaxle's life a bit.
Posted September 16, 2011 - 06:34 PM
Posted September 16, 2011 - 06:37 PM
short video of me pulling.