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Racing Mower
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MattCT    Posted 12-31-2004 at 09:05:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some of you might remember that I race lawnmowers, and I said that I would put up some pictures of them...........well here they are. I just don't know how to post them in a message, look in photo gallery. I've got many more pictures including the building of them and some races, if anyone is intreasted in seeing them let me know and I'll post some more.


Willy-N    Posted 12-31-2004 at 15:55:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man that looks like fun! I have watched them on TV and if I could get my wife to understand I would love to build one! Mark H.


Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:38:30       [Reply]  [No Email]







MattCT    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:41:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for posting those in me.


Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:48:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're welcome... Nice pics, by the way.
How fast are those mowers?


MattCT    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:51:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
On the track we race on the average speed is about 25mph, in a straight line we'll do about 50mph or so which feels alot faster than it sounds, even only doing 25 feels very fast on a road course when your driving a "lawnmower"


Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:58:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow! Sounds like lotsa fun! I can imagine that 50 on a lawn mower feels like really fast!


toolman    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:00:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
need to get one for the wife that way she could get the lawn cut faster and then i could get supper earlier ,im gonna pay for this one lol.


Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:01:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFLMAO!!


toolman    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:32:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
and i just got her to cut my hair now too , before she reads this site of course lol.


Gerrit    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:37:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can imagine how your hair would look when she would have read your message before she did your hair LOL


toolman    Posted 12-31-2004 at 13:45:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
ive had those haircuts, now im a little smarter i plan a little better haha.


Ron/PA    Posted 12-31-2004 at 12:22:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya just gotta love a diamond plate hood on a mower! Great pix, Thanx.
Ron


bob ny    Posted 12-31-2004 at 10:12:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
matt i restore old tiger tractors and often thought about racing lawn mowers . do they have many chain drive mowers in racing. i know they have drive shaft and belt drive . how close to orriginal do the mowers need to be thanks ahead of time bob ny


MattCT    Posted 12-31-2004 at 11:06:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I use a belt drive with a Torque converter, in the group I race with there is only one chain drive machine, very reliable when the alignment is right, but if it's off then it doesn't work at all. And if fact up until this year when my brother and I really got into it the chain driven mower was the class of the field. But you can't really go off of my experience because I only race against a small group, mostly family, and we made our own league that runs at my grandfathers farm, so I'm sure there are more chain driven racers out there than I have seen. But in the group I race with the torque converter to a jackshaft to the transaxle has proven to be very bulletproof.


Ennis    Posted 12-31-2004 at 10:04:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Neat!


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