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4myboy 05-20-2015 10:48 AM

1st time build
just picked up john deere lawn tractor ($40), going to build go kart for my boy, using stx38 gear box and steering linkage to start with. have a 7 hp BS vertical shaft engine, will fabricate most everthing else.

Denny 05-20-2015 08:22 PM

Do you're boy a favor and pretend you love him and do not want to see him hurt and do not use the steering linkage or spindles from a lawn tractor. They wont hold up nor are they tight enough. :welcome2: Also please fill in your location so we know where you're at.


chancer 05-21-2015 05:45 PM

I have to agree. Buy a go kart instead. Lawn tractors just do not work out as go karts,
But hey welcome to the forum.

Poboy kartman 05-21-2015 08:02 PM

Hop it up and mow yards really fast!!!!!

Welcome to the mad house.....

StratCat 05-21-2015 08:11 PM


Originally Posted by Poboy kartman (Post 366388)
Hop it up and mow yards really fast!!!!!

Welcome to the mad house.....



chancer 05-21-2015 11:52 PM

Yep for 8 bucks at Grainger you can get a small pulley to put on the tranny input shaft and mow lawns really fast. Or do wheelies too. There is a whole forum and following on you tube for these suped up lawn mowers. But for my kid its just not a go kart :)

landuse 05-22-2015 12:14 AM

There is nothing wrong with using a lawn tractor as a kart. You just have to change a few things like steering and you are good to go. Just make sure with us what needs to be done to make it safe at speed

Poboy kartman 05-22-2015 12:38 AM

I have a test track for souped up's known locally as "Poboy's unruly lawn".....

noiseguy 05-28-2015 09:10 PM

Even the guys that race lawn tractors replace the front ends with go kart spindles... One of the main mods. Front axles on most tractors pivot as well...

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