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Old 10-07-2008, 10:05 PM   post #1 of 18
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Help Tricycle conversions for Garden Tractors

I am about to build a tricycle style garden tractor and need help. I have a few ideas as to how the front "yoke" should be designed. All I need is someone that has done it before to give some advice and closeup pics. I want to build a dual wheel front tricyle with wheel camber. I plan to use the wheels in the link. Also, I want to use barstock and pipe, unless someone can provide a simpler or better way that I like.

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Old 10-08-2008, 02:26 AM   post #2 of 18
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Contact Brandon Pfeiffer at Hapco Inc. (812) 480-0194/(812) 985-7640, or Jim and Judy Miles (765) 857-2356 for narrow front kits, also go to the Case/Ingersoll forum and look for my thread on the Little G Expo show there are some posted in there.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:19 AM   post #3 of 18
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I made a few... On most of the tractors hooking up the linkage was the tough part...
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:36 AM   post #4 of 18
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What kind of tractor? I've seen a piece of channel ala Kbietz welded on the front with a trailer hub and spindle kit from Northern Hydraulics and others. The hub is bolted to the channel with the spindle free to turn.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:47 AM   post #5 of 18
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Good luck with your project!
I'm gonna mark this thread as it is my ambition one day to build a narrow front JD..or WH..or whatever.
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:32 PM   post #6 of 18
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I made a few... On most of the tractors hooking up the linkage was the tough part...
i don't remember that one , looks neat as h---- , whats the big wheel on the side ?

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Old 10-08-2008, 04:22 PM   post #7 of 18
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This one has 4/4.80-8 front tires on it.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:10 PM   post #8 of 18
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, whats the big wheel on the side ?

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Looks like a flywheel. Does it really turn?
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:35 PM   post #9 of 18
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Kbeitz, could I have some close up shots of that wh front end? It looks like what I want.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:05 AM   post #10 of 18
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definitly some cool looking tractors,are you doing that to a springfield buzzmaster?
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:13 AM   post #11 of 18
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Not a Springfield. I'm going to do it to a David Bradley walk behind, make it a riding tractor. That will put a few spare parts to good use.
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definitly some cool looking tractors,are you doing that to a springfield buzzmaster?
BTW, Springfield never made a Buzzmaster. Be too cool if they had.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:19 AM   post #13 of 18
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Hope you get to do it, definitly want to see that david bradleys have the really cool hoods on them.
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:40 AM   post #14 of 18
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I'll take some pics of my star bradleys and send em to ya. only no descipts immediatly....unless i have time, mabey one descript.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:31 AM   post #15 of 18
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, whats the big wheel on the side ?

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Looks like a flywheel. Does it really turn?[/quote]

The flywheel is on the engine... It's a hit and miss engine...

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