I welded a plate into the frame to mount the engine. I had to lower it into the frame, and make room for the starter lugs to clear the frame.
I mounted the engine solid to the plate.
I actually used the Stub shaft from the Kohler engine and mounted it to the Briggs engine. I had to lathe out the center to fit over the flywheel nut. then us a file to oblong the mounting holes. It mounted right up ti the existing holes in the Briggs flywheel.
I used a hydraulic pump with about 8GPM flow. The JD H3 valve worked out great, small enough to mount and not be in the way. It operates the front scoop, while I use the hydraulics of the transaxle to run the rear blade and power steering.
I built my own dash so I could use the newer steering valve, a lot more room that way under the dash and away from the drive shaft.
I have put 1000 pounds in that scoop. Right now I am in the process of beefing it up some. I seen some places that needed to be beefed up to take the extra weight. I seem to push it pass it's limits, but that is what I do
Joe I looked at your pics! Your as crazy as I am !! I love it !! That rig is AWSOME!! I bet that Briggs was a fun project, I did the same thing.
This week I am going to build the 3 point hitch and mount the rear pto gear box set-up I congered up. Should work to reverse the shaft direction and power my roto-tiller. (Bolens shaft driven unit)
I've been toying with the idea of running all my accesseries hydraulicly instead of belt driven. Exspensive idea though, to make it all work correctly and efficeintly I would need to use a varible displacement pump for the different attachments. We'll have too see about that one.
Did you mount your engine solid or did you use the factory frame mounts?
I used the factory mounts with some serious difficulty, I had to actually put the mount plates(cut into 4 seperate pieces) on top of the engine mount flanges to get the engine low enough. Used factory shaft length to trans, had to move mule drive forward 1.5 inches to work. Also had to modify frame tube for starter lug clearance.
Once I get the hydraulics all rigged up and 3 point hitch It'll get a new dash and frame cover and then paint and decals.:trink40: