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Last summer I decided to upgrade from a walk behind snow blower to a tractor and went looking to buy. I was astonished at the cost so decided to just build one.  It turned out pretty well and works like a charm. I have a total of $843 invested.tractor 010.jpgjuly08 020.jpgtractor 005.jpg

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Nice work, J.L. - - - that diamond plate ROCKS - - thumbsup.gif

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clap.gif  Great lookin' machine! What horsepower are ya runnin' in that?   thumbsup.gif

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Great job....I am into the little beasties myself....I think you will need a bit better lug on the tires though......or chains.

What about gearing etc...what are you using?

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13 horse motor i had on hand. I would have like a twin but next time.
You are right about the tires. I bought a set of 26x12x12 and made a set of 12"x12" rims. Added chains aNd a huge weight barrel on the back in order to get traction. Since then I also added a plastic snow cover for it. We had some pretty good snow this last winter and it worked out great. I will have to snap a current pic of it.
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Sorry didn't answer the gear question. I used a 3 speed over under for 6 forward/ 2 reverse, I calculated they range from 60.1 in 1st low to 9.1 in 6th high. I usually run it in 2nd low for snow blowing.

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Very nice job John,, you gonna fit in here just fine, what do you do for a living? must be a fabricator of some kind,,



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That engine looks like one of those Chinese knockoffs....I have one in one of my tractors....runs real nice. Got it at Princess Auto here in Canada.



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Bad Rat- Thanks, I like it here, we could have some fun. I work in maintenance at a major midwestern University.
I spend most of my time working on cars. I have a 41 willys- 454/671 etc,etc, a 62 Impala, a 76 Mustang II roadster I built for my wife, and just sold a S/G mustang. I've got a nice Fab / machine/ weld shop, praise be to the wife goddess.
I can do just about anything I need done (except make money). I want to retire but Wall Street screwed me for a while.

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Yeah it's a Honda knockoff. I picked it and 2- 6.5 hp electric start engines from EBay for cheap. Is that a PTO setup out back on your tractor?


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John L wrote:

Is that a PTO setup out back on your tractor?




 



No.....that is a belt drive for the rear reel mower....There is a little on/off cog back there......The side mowers are also driven by belts on a countershaft under the tractor.......it's a National Mower by the way, designed for golf courses.


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