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Old 09-22-2006, 06:57 PM
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The BULLFROG Project - lawn tractor with an attitude

This all started out costing a hunnerd bucks, I now still have less than two hundred in it (not including trailer)

Dude was bailing to elsewhere, and selling off his stuff. I heard about his 1999 Craftsmen mower and snatched it up, boy!

15 HP Kohler
6 Speed
42" cut
EZ3 Mulching blade

-and she gitting better all the dang time! I painted over the original headlights because they were not worth a cold beer in hell. Now I can SEE at night!

The hitch was fabricated from a leftover sway-control bar and ball, so it has a dad-gum garden tractor sized hitch ball on it...
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ouhhh...
Form and Function... And it works!
Nice!...

I only Formed a few dents in mine...resulting in the loss of Function...
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You got a good deal on that one.
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Looks like it will do 0 - 3 acres in 6.5 seconds.
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I've got news - just for the sake of it I let the clutch/brake pedal snap up on the street, and it hopped right on up!

Now I have a problem though, This led to additional tinkering in the middle of which the governor on it decided to give up and just be a pivot point for the throttle linkage, so now I have to search out info on 15 horse Kohler governors to either fix it, or verify that it won't hurt anything to just run a throttle pedal just like in my Go-Karting days.

But I can truthfully say this:

"This Garden Tractor has been modified in the following manner from it's original form:

It can now pull wheelies in the parking lot."



- and I'm going to have one of my neighbors take a picture of me doing it!
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NOW I ASK YA - Does this look like a normal tractor to you?
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That's awesome. nice array of fords in the background too
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you been here yet, Wolfers?

http://www.mytractorforum.com/
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We had to do four shots before the camera caught it - I caught a lot more air than that, believe me.

And it wasn't staged in any way...
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I'm thinking you need to get it standing straight up for the next pic.

Also, it needs front brakes for the power brake ability.
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Yeah - I was thinking about a bleach box run.

Maker sticky and then see what it do...

I'll get a new drive belt before I try that idea out.

To be honest - all that junk just getting up off the pavement slap pleases the black-eyed peas outta me!

~Wolfuss

PS: You know what it is? You just have to listen to more ZZ TOP. It will get you right in thinking.
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Wolfie needs to lose some weight... tipping the tractor can lead to injury.

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Wolfie needs to lose some weight... tipping the tractor can lead to injury.

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Thats something new, always heard of cow tipping but never tractor tipping
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Thats something new, always heard of cow tipping but never tractor tipping
Tractor tipping -- have you seen the movie Cars?
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Nope - but I can imagine.

I was raised in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!!!

-Long before it all went to POOP...

There used to be HODAKA's, BULTACO's, and outlaw Sprint Cars in half the garages in my neighborhood.
I learned to ride a bike on a five speed Stingray with a banana seat, and I know Bonanza mini-bikes inside and out, brother.

I tweaked a three and a half horse Bonanza to run forty five miles an hour on dirt trails, and you could ride them trails back then...

I done MADE my bones, when I was fourteen.
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