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Author Topic: Understanding E.C. Distributing Mower Front axle geometry  (Read 39985 times)
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« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2010, 01:26:09 PM »

10* caster, 0* toe-out. Engine is in stock location, approx. 17 " from front axle. I weigh 185lbs.

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Front = Trac-Gard 13-5.00-6 @12p.s.i  (both)           

Rear =                13-6.5-6   @15p.s.i  L    18p.s.i  R





And by the way that 17" is measured from front axle to point at which crank goes through hole in engine plate...

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« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2010, 02:08:49 PM »

First thing I would do is lower left rear air pressure to get more stagger that will help it turn quite a bit. I would run 5lbs left rear. When I run a huffy I litterally had to add some weight to the left front it was simply too light with my big but on it.
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« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2010, 04:25:38 PM »

Ok George, thanks. How would you recommend adding the weight? , and made out of...?

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« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2010, 04:39:14 PM »

I used a lead weight from old race car weights, bolted it to the frame right behind front corner of chassis. I could move seat any farther forward. I could move motor, battery everything I could mount to the front was. Been several years I think all it took was 20lbs. It made all the difference in the world.
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« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2010, 05:10:20 PM »

Lol I would like to see a pic of that!
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« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2010, 11:19:48 PM »

George, everything went well. I made adjustments to the air pressure and front end. Added 14lbs. of lead by melting a bunch of wheel weights and pouring into a form. When it cooled I bolted it to my E.C. front end. Runs really well. Thanks
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« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2010, 05:26:55 PM »

So, after all of my adjustments, it does corner better. But now the one thing I noticed is that it pulls left down the straight-away. The more caster I give it, the more it does it. I'm not at 10* caster,  I'm at about 7 or so. Is that normal?

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« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2010, 06:34:04 PM »

Depending on left front pre-load yes its normal.
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« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2010, 07:14:29 PM »

When my mower is like I like it I don't turn left, I hold right down the straight and let it turn into the corners!
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« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2010, 01:19:07 PM »

Now you're talking!  thumbup Thanks guys.

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« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2010, 11:27:11 AM »

can any one tell me what size steel to use to make the front axle is it 2x2 square tube quater inch thick and how long is it
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« Reply #71 on: September 24, 2010, 01:08:10 AM »

Well- I would go a little more rectangular like 1 x 2. The length will be determined based on the finished dimension you want for the overall width with the wheels and tires on. Mine is around 18", so once i got the spindles and wheels/tires on, I'm closer to 36-38". I bought mine from EC. all ready to go-and love it.
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« Reply #72 on: April 07, 2014, 08:48:32 PM »

Excel. post from George H.axel geom. To bad there is not a rough setting to start out with. Many people ask for this,myself included.
I found the initial set up post after I commented. thanks George Herrin. marv
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