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« on: December 22, 2008, 02:31:49 AM »


Do you let your front axle assembly pivot in its mount or do you weld or bolt it solid like the racers do ???
Might sound stupid but I do not know.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 09:35:51 AM »

All of the off-road guys lock their axles solid like the roundy round guys...
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2008, 02:47:51 PM »


 MOWchanic, what is the reason for locking the front axle? I can see it for the racers, but looks like letting
the front end pivot/float would be better in MUDD?
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 03:24:47 PM »

There was a big discussion on this once let me see if I can find it-

Here it is- http://www.atlma.us/index.php/topic,163.15.html

But in a big overview there was a agreement between Money89tractors and Chris, that you want stability while going down a hill....
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 05:37:24 PM »



  O.K. read it thanks, dkight
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2008, 06:35:45 PM »

Good deal!
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 08:16:26 AM »

The best thing to do IMO would be some sort of a suspension setup like from a 4-wheeler. Something I was considering for the Wizard (before I decided to go full custom suspension when I get the chance) was to hack the front axle in half, and have it pivot at two points so each side would be independent from another; then add a motorcycle shock on the end for spring/dampening purposes.

When I would off-road the Toro before I had the front axle welded solid it was downright scary, after welding the axle it was much more stable.
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