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Old 06-18-2015, 12:08 AM
jmstinelli jmstinelli is offline
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Mower conversion

This last winter my barn calapsed and landed on my personal riding mower for my property. It was a cub cadet 42 inch cut. The tractor got pretty banged up the steering the hood and lights and the tires.I was wondering about turning the mower deck into a ground driven one to pull behind an atv for use in the field? Thank you for your time and thoughts as to how and if this could be done!
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:47 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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Ground driven ? You mean with the wheels turning the blade's ? You would never be able to turn the blade's fast enough.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:30 PM
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Ground driven ? You mean with the wheels turning the blade's ? You would never be able to turn the blade's fast enough.
What if the blades were very sharp?
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:43 PM
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Ground drive only works with reels.

Find a 10hp vert shaft motor, fab up bracket to mount to deck , add some pulleys and a hitch.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:13 AM
jmstinelli jmstinelli is offline
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Why wouldn't the blades be able to turn fast enough? I know I've seen ground driven brush hogs in the past, also wouldn't it be similar to an old reel mower? Or do they have more blades allowing for a slower speed to cut at?
I'm just trying to sensibly salvage add much as possible from the barn thank you for your replies.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:12 AM
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If you can gear it to turn 5mph into 200 mph tip speed it will work. Best bet is an engine mounted tj the deck. Use the engine for the smashe rider.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:50 AM
crankincraig crankincraig is offline
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Wont work , you would have to gear it so much that the wheels would never turn.

Remove engine from tractor and make a bracket and mount it on the deck. If you did a google search I bet you could find someone out there that has done such a thing. They sell them , look at some pictures and use your imagination .
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:46 PM
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Probably cheaper and easier to but a new one
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Old 06-20-2015, 10:12 PM
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Mount some ztr front casters on it and run a pto switch for the deck to the atv.
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