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Re: Lawn mower build.

#51 Post by Pitchy » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:43 pm

Thanks Ron, wouldn`t that be something to hit that just right first time.
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Re: Lawn mower build.

#52 Post by GunnyMack » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:02 pm

How about a rubber skin on the drum for traction? Piece of inner tube maybe??
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#53 Post by Pitchy » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:04 pm

Could work Gunny but i don`t think it will need anything it`s pretty heavy. :)
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#54 Post by Sixgun » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:02 pm

Whoa...whoa...whoa here! The Kubota never entered into the equation.....and besides, who is ANYBODY to give my Kubota away????? I'm just a poor peon former factory worker and Pitchy is a world class engineer and master fabricator.....therefore I (ME) get dibs on Pitchy's masterpiece. Gunny has more toys than he needs so he should stay outta this. It's MINE whether I win page 100 or not!!!!

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#55 Post by Sixgun » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:05 pm

By the way, Pitchy won page TWO on his own post right here on the "Mower Build" so that means I'll allow him to ship me the mower (when complete) overnight express.---6
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#56 Post by Grizz » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Yeah, OK Six. But if he does that I want him to remove the FH-45 and send it to me first. Got that?

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#57 Post by OldWin » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Can't wait to see this thing go.

Hope the motor shows and the weather is good tomorrow.
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#58 Post by Sixgun » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:55 pm

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#59 Post by Sixgun » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 pm

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Yeah, OK Six. But if he does that I want him to remove the FH-45 and send it to me first. Got that?
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#60 Post by Grizz » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:09 am

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#61 Post by harry » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:45 am

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Thanks Ron, wouldn`t that be something to hit that just right first time.
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#62 Post by Pitchy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:35 pm

Thanks harry, i don`t know much about figuring that stuff.

Got the motor mounted great running little engine but i think its going to be a little too fast, thinking i`ll have to go from the four inch sprocket on the jackshaft to a six inch that`s as big as i can get on it.
Pouring down rain with standing water every where so on hold for now.

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#63 Post by harry » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:45 pm

Heck just switch those sprockets around and you could run it in NASCAR.
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#64 Post by Sixgun » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:55 pm

Fine looking machine Pitchy.... ...the motor completes it.........you will figure out the small expected bugs of which we have full confidence in you mastering.---6
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#65 Post by Pitchy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:57 pm

That`s a 26 tooth on the jack shaft and i just ordered a 40 tooth which i think should work, i have lots of throttle left after the clutch kicks in.
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#66 Post by OldWin » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:17 pm

Looks really nice, buddy. Sorry about the weather.
I'm sure there's a formula to figure the reduction, but that makes my head hurt. :D
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#67 Post by Pitchy » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:18 pm

Thanks Jay, looks like it will be a few days.
If the rain quits i may try it again with the trailer behind it.
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#68 Post by OldWin » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:43 pm

Cool!
Thats what I want to see. Be neat riding the trailer "Gravely style".
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#69 Post by M. M. Wright » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:12 pm

I calculated using a 9 tooth/40 tooth sprocket, then 9 tooth/30 tooth turning the 8 inch dia. drive roller. 2000 RPM at the motor should give about 2.9 mph which, I think, is about right but only trial runs will prove what little changes are required. Lookin' good Lenn.
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#70 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:10 am

Hey that formula link is pretty neat!

Pitchy ya just need to put in a 3 speed transmission with reverse! :D Looks like you will be working out the bugs very soon- if there is any!
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#71 Post by Sixgun » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:15 am

GunnyMack wrote:
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Hey that formula link is pretty neat!

Pitchy ya just need to put in a 3 speed transmission with reverse! :D Looks like you will be working out the bugs very soon- if there is any!
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#72 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:36 am

So eager to see the Youtube ... 8)

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#73 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:54 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
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So eager to see the Youtube ... 8)
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#74 Post by Grizz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:18 am

Harry !!!

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#75 Post by Pitchy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:59 am

Picked up a 36 tooth sprocket today which is six inches in dia. and it`s still to fast, so i ordered a 60 tooth which is 10 inch in dia. and the biggest i can put on it.
I have to raise the rpm enough to engage the clutch and it`s just a little to fast so the 60 may work.
I should of went with belt drive with a tensioner then i could slow the engine down ect. and the speed.
Ya would of got a kick out the try out this morn, i was moving along at a fast clip on the trailer then i pushed the throttle the wrong way and about lost it popping a wheely too. :shock: :lol: :roll:
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#76 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:03 am

Did Norma get that on video?
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#77 Post by Griff » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:27 am

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I ran the numbers Pitchy and if I got it right 2000 RPM should give you just under 3 MPH which sounds about perfect to me. The only sketchy part is how much slippage the roller exhibits under power. It may need some cleats to get enough traction. Whatcha think?
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#78 Post by Grizz » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:54 pm

Oh Man Lenn

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#79 Post by OldWin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:02 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
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Did Norma get that on video?
Please God! Let this be so.
Tell Norma she can make some serious cash if it's a full video of good quality.
I will be chuckling all day now. Can see my buddy Pitchy going 30mph and grass clippings flying 20 feet in the air.
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#80 Post by Pitchy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:06 pm

No video, pulled the heck outta this bad hip so now sitting back listening too the Hag and drinking rum.
I think the 60 tooth will work good, man i`m going to have a fortune in this thing oh well its one of a kind.
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#81 Post by OldWin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:09 pm

Oh man, sorry about the hip!
You better stay off that thing if you're getting into the rum, old buddy!
Love the toolbox! What a great idea. Yup....one of a kind.
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#82 Post by M. M. Wright » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:17 pm

I guess if you've got enough traction to pop a wheelie then cleats are definitely not needed huh?
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#83 Post by Pitchy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:31 pm

I think its good traction wise, had to move the seat back a little to much tongue weight.
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#84 Post by Pitchy » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:19 pm

After some pondering i have enough stuff to go with a double jack shaft that should give me the same results as the 60 tooth.
Tomorrows project. :)
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#85 Post by Sixgun » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:51 pm

Hey Pitchy....just hook the Harley side car up to it and use that as a sulky.....the extra weight will slow it down.....then on the side car you can fabricate a wet bar so you can legally drink and drive. Old Win can ride with ya on the side car for conversation.---6
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#86 Post by jeepnik » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:34 pm

And it all started with a beat up old push mower. Pitchy sometimes you scare me. But in a good way.
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#87 Post by piller » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:59 am

If you can't get the gears reduced enough, could you add a reduction gear in there? Sort of looks like a side by side gear. The gear and chain off the motor goes to the gear of the reduction gear, which has another gear attached beside it which is smaller and runs the chain to the final drive gear. It sort of looks as if it steps sideways in the middle. Once it is set it is a decently durable system. It also allows for gear changes within a small range.

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#88 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 am

Can you go any smaller on the primary gear? One or two teeth less on the primary makes a huge difference in reducing speed and increasing torque.
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#89 Post by Sixgun » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:09 pm

Things sure are quiet up there in Minnesota........the mechanical maestro is deep into thinking on the gear setup.......I fully expect to see a video by the end of the day........don't forget the beer holder Pitchy!-----6
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#90 Post by Pitchy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Thanks fellers, i`m sticking with the 60 tooth sprocket plan for now but it won`t be here for a few days so on hold.
Can`t go smaller on the primary its a fixed sprocket on the clutch.
Six see the square box i put on the front, that`s for one of those square bottles of Whiskey. :)
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#91 Post by Marvin S » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 pm

Whiskey or maybe Nitrous Oxide after the video Six posted.

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#93 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:34 am

Waiting on the delivery of that sprocket is killing me ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#94 Post by Pitchy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 am

They just shipped it today, i think after i contacted them so it won`t be here until next week Bill sorry.
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#95 Post by Marvin S » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm

Should have ordered it MICAP :D

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#96 Post by Pitchy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Marvin S wrote:
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Should have ordered it MICAP :D
Sorry but i`m stupid and don`t know what that stands for..

I was going to wait until after i posted the video of the mower running but i`ll say now after that happens i`ll be leaving this board for a while.
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#97 Post by piller » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:15 pm

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#98 Post by Sixgun » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:46 pm

Pitchy...hey pal.....I need to know for sure what your plans are...the producer over at the Garand Post is hearing the rumors about you quitting the show and has threatened to put a stop to future programming....if that's the case, we are out of a job. Gunny will have to sell his dogs, Fordwannabe has to sell his Mustang, Griff will put the Black Rose up for sale, Turtledude has to sell the cabin upstate, Old Savage will have to cut his harem down to 5 girls. I won't have a problem, I got plenty of loot, but the extra money does help with the Sierra Matchkings bullets for the matches and the 93 octane gas for the Jeep. :D

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#99 Post by Marvin S » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:21 am

Pitchy wrote:
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Should have ordered it MICAP :D
Sorry but i`m stupid and don`t know what that stands for..

I was going to wait until after i posted the video of the mower running but i`ll say now after that happens i`ll be leaving this board for a while.
As the Hag says, i`m tired of it all.

Air Force supply acronym for ( mission impaired capability awaiting parts ) highest supply priority.

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Re: Lawn mower build.

#100 Post by jeepnik » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:20 pm

Hey Pitchy, maybe MICAP came into use after we left in the mid 70's. I've never heard of it either.
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