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Stock mtd front axle
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:38:02 PM »
So since E.C. doesn’t ship to Canada anymore (thanks to all the complaints about shipping costs) and my budget doesn’t really have room right now anyway, I’d like to know what I can do with the stock mtd axle. I have some ideas of what I need to do but I’d like to hear the thoughts from the masters before I go too crazy.

It seems like the castor should be ok as is, not sure about the toe or camber on the stock axle though.

I would definatly fab up some new spindles, I don’t think the factory ones are “up to snuff”, and of course a direct steering setup.

So, your turn, what do I need to do to use the stock axle?



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Re: Stock mtd front axle
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 07:41:09 PM »
Stock mtd front ends are for mowing. So nothing is what I would advise.
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Re: Stock mtd front axle
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 07:58:57 PM »
Stock mtd front ends are for mowing. So nothing is what I would advise.

All I would realistically “reusing” is the crossbar, (welded in place, instead of floating). Not sure how that is any different from buying a new piece of box tubing and welding it in.


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Re: Stock mtd front axle
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 08:15:08 PM »
Worst crossbar as you call it in the mowers.
Out of the 40 mowers I have torn down, only
about 3 were not damaged to reuse on a grasscutter.
I sent you a message.
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Re: Stock mtd front axle
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 08:55:10 PM »
Worst crossbar as you call it in the mowers.
Out of the 40 mowers I have torn down, only
about 3 were not damaged to reuse on a grasscutter.
I sent you a message.

So then my best bet, for budgetary purposes would be to grab some steel and fab up a new cross bar? I can handle that, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t feasible to use the stock crossbar first. Any where I can shave time is good, and where I can’t save time, at least I can save $$ on the few things I’m comfortable fabbing myself.

 

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Re: Stock mtd front axle
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2018, 09:03:45 PM »
We all try to save some time and money where we can. Steering and brakes are not
the two places to do that. So get you some good 1 x 2 thick wall for the front beam
and get you the well your own parts from EC to finish it off, and have some good
steering geometry to boot.
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