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Old 07-09-2012, 12:42 PM
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The only part that doesn't look professional is the bracket attached to the handle bars. I do quite a bit of fabbing myself and some of this stuff can be hard to make look right, but I really think you can do better than that. Otherwise, it really looks excellent!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:39 PM
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The only part that doesn't look professional is the bracket attached to the handle bars. I do quite a bit of fabbing myself and some of this stuff can be hard to make look right, but I really think you can do better than that. Otherwise, it really looks excellent!
i know you can always make things look better. So what would you suggest?
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:51 PM
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i know you can always make things look better. So what would you suggest?
You could probably make it much smaller by using heavier gauge steel. And then once you get the size and look you can weld it to the handlebar and paint it to match. Like I said, the construction and the rest of it looks very pro. It just needs a touch of fine tuning on that bracket.

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:35 PM
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i could've performed more welding to this set-up, but really wanted to be able to remove it if needed.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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Just cut off the excess on those U bolts. Done.

How much more "professional" does it need to look?
It's not like the mower say "CRAFTSMAN" on the side. Nobody is going to see it, or care.


Nice work on that flap!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:10 AM
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Just cut off the excess on those U bolts. Done.

How much more "professional" does it need to look?
It's not like the mower say "CRAFTSMAN" on the side. Nobody is going to see it, or care.


Nice work on that flap!
thanks oaknut! hows the mulch kit workin for ya?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:45 AM
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thanks oaknut! hows the mulch kit workin for ya?
I'll let you know if our grass ever starts to grow again.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:27 AM
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I'll let you know if our grass ever starts to grow again.
i hear ya, no rain in the forecast all week and all the lawns are already brown and dried up. im guessing a few more weeks before the lawns bounce back to life....thats if we get rain. never seen it this bad before. i stopped cutting last week. skipping the next 2 weeks forsure.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:44 PM
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Well, blew out the belt today. It was my fault though...had the e-brake on and then engaged the blades...oops! $53 for a new belt! Ouch!!!!
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:26 PM
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Well, blew out the belt today. It was my fault though...had the e-brake on and then engaged the blades...oops! $53 for a new belt! Ouch!!!!
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Heh. I had never done that with my dual hydro until today. Stalled it QUICK.
First thing I though of was this thread. I looked at the belts, gave them a tug, and all looked good. Tried restarting and was good to go.

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