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Offline Timdeere

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Snapper racing mower build
« on: February 08, 2018, 12:25:26 PM »
Hey guys,

Iam starting this topic off a little different than usual
Iam a mechanic for an importer of john deere snapper ferris etc and the whole 9 yards.
Now just last week I got spurred on by my wife to make a racing mower.
I got my eyes on a snapper carcass we have lying around in the junkyard so I know what my base is going to be.

Now before I can start taking any pictures I need some guidance on what parts I need.
I know Iam going for a live kart axle as all mowers we have are hydros
ill take an ragb from a john deere deck
Iam going 4 inch rims front 6 inch rear and turf tyres to keep it sort of looking like the original thing.

Other than that I need a shopping list of what Iam going to need for a live axle so I can order my things if anyone can help me with that

Also, what engine is the best I can take? We mostly have briggs and kawasakis lying around.
I was thinking a briggs v twin?

Thanks in advance



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Re: Snapper racing mower build
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 04:03:13 PM »
Nice... what club do you race with in Israel?
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Re: Snapper racing mower build
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 10:11:00 PM »
We dont have clubs 
We dont have races either for that matter.
Iam litteraly the first one in israel.
Not too long ago even car racing was still banned.

I am maybe thinking about organizing a litlle racing day for stock mowers next year for prize money.
Maybe other people will catch the bug too.
I myself am dutch so i grew up around crazy farm boys and festivals, just hoping to bring the same spirit here.

Question: where is a good place to buy parts?
I looked at bmikarts for parts of the axle and 2 wheels but shipping alone will send me back 150 dollars.
A good shop somewhere in the e.u. would probably save me some extra money


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Re: Snapper racing mower build
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 10:34:05 PM »
Question: where is a good place to buy parts?
I looked at bmikarts for parts of the axle and 2 wheels but shipping alone will send me back 150 dollars.
A good shop somewhere in the e.u. would probably save me some extra money

The E.U. all buy from the US what they can't make. Shipping will always be the highest cost.
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