Update to this thread, It's been a long time but I started back on my idea for a track drive mower. Plans changed some what but hey all good things do....RIGHT???
The tracks are just a tad over 4 foot on each side. (49.75" on the ground per side) Tracks are just a tad under 12" wide. So this gives me right handy to 16 sq feet of track on the ground.
. Also the tracks outside to outside are right handy to 5' wide
The rear tires are loaded to help keep the SG low. I use air pressure to keep the tracks tight.
Yea buy the way the tracks are old farm tractor tires with the side wall cut out.
This will be powered by a briggs 18 opposed.
Here's the start for it.
Turning will be done by hydraulic brakes and using the open diff.
I'm relocating the forward/reverse to a pedal so that my hands are free for steering and plow controls.
Still in the plans is a hydraulic pump, Powered up, down, left,right, and also 45* tilt. So Basically a 6 way blade. Then down the road a grader blade for the back.