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Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by JLsDmax, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Heres a project i've been working on just for fun, its an 89 craftman tractor, i have a 48" plow, havent used it besides playing around the shop lot.

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  2. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    That needs a better seat on it.
  3. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Nice. How close are the tires in the rear? Will chains rub?
  4. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    ..its an 89 craftsman tractor it doesnt really need a crazy seat its more of a keep myself busy kind of project
  5. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    That's it? Needs a better seat...?

    Looks like an interesting project. I'd be interested in more pictures of the dual rear end conversion.
  6. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I dont really have pictures of the dual tire install, but basically its a back half of a similar year tractor. Both axels have 5-speed transmissions on them with separate shifters, the fist axel is belt driven, The plan for the the second axel is to be chain driven off the first transmission. I just havent got the right chain to power the second axel.
    The tires are about two inches apart, i do not think chains will rub, but i do not think i would have to run two sets of chains just on the front or rear axels in order to get traction. Plus im not planning on running it in a situation where snow removal in necessary. Its a hobby project, we have several snowblowers and shovelers
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  7. bullettooth81

    bullettooth81 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    It does look bad ass. It would be even better if you could get the front wheels powered too!
  8. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I considered this, it would be unstoppable, but it has an 1989 11hp motor in it, and i have already blown up a similar motor by asking too much from it
  9. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Yeah, it needs a better seat and a beer cooler on the back. Then it will be the ultimate outdoor country music festival cruiser. Oooh yeah, needs a gun rack too. Thumbs Up

    I'm serious. I dig it. I have a Case 448 and a 446 that has a toasted motor, I may have to do a scaled up version of this.
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Thats cool!
  11. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,090

    just thinking outload, but could you run chains from the front to the back track style?
    would you then need to power the rear tires?

    just wondering. add some weight for traction but then your gonna loose steering.
  12. JLsDmax

    JLsDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    i thought about making the rear on tracks but figured they'd wear out fast and make steering more difficult than it already is..plus this is low budget
  13. hauler1000

    hauler1000 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    cool project

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    thats cool it needs a dual axle trailer fender out of diamond plate though, to make it blend better,