Dingo's Offroad Mower Build

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I recently got a mower/lawn tractor out of a dumpster at my friend's job (a mower repair place). Ariens with a 19.5 horse Briggs. Mower had a bad trans, no battery tray and no gas tank. I got a gas tank of a buddy's parts mower and have the battery strapped down to the fender where the original shifter was.

Also got a 5 speed trans off of a different friend for 15$. Trans fit in fine but I had to modify a front mount to fit as well as make the shift linkage. Used tie rod ends for the link itself and used the deck adjuster as my shifter (left side of mower, basically opposite the original) and now have all gears. I just need a belt and weld a lever off the clutch rod to have brakes and it'll be set to ride. Pics in a bit.

P.S. It has a stack and tractor flap
 

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Here's some pics.

Edit: set of rear wheels on the front
 

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Went 31 with gov. bypass. And yes I know that it's bad and I can nuke the engine. Also broke the belt as in the average speed.
 

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Took the mower up to a friend's cabin in PA. Broke the trans mount, carb's float sunk, battery died, had a cylinder full of gas. It was a fun trip. Took it to a yard sale on basically all gravel roads, 40 min round trip. On a fun note, hazard fraught air horn works great!
 

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Thanks. Friend's goes 29. Would probably go faster than mine if his was ungoverned.
yes that is. mine only dose 20 guv bypassed. what belt ratio are you using?
 
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Stock front pulley, tiny rear. I really need to go bigger on both, keep the ratio and add area for the belt to grab.
 

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Got a set of mower wheels with hubs (4 lug). Current rear tires will go on those and then onto the dingo (18s) and the 21 in knobbies onto the mower.
 

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That's one tough mower. Great job on rebuild. My uncle got one sitting on his barn for about 4 years now. I'll come over this weekend to help him install the brake pads and kmc xd series rims on his Silverado project. I'll check the mower if we can turn it into a fun toy.
 

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That's one tough mower. Great job on rebuild. My uncle got one sitting on his barn for about 4 years now. I'll come over this weekend to help him install the brake pads and kmc xd series rims on his Silverado project. I'll check the mower if we can turn it into a fun toy.
Looks tough but needs some work 😂. Just fried a belt and the trans is all torn part so I can weld the diff. Also planning out a bumper for it. (Maybe lights and a winch)
 
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