Get off my lawn.

Custom lawn tractor, now with axles!

Lots of bits for such a small model.

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Here’s what it started out as. It’s wheel package was used in the Mountain Mauler mod from earlier today. I didn’t want to let the JD go to waste as the thing is pretty nicely detailed once you take a good look at it.

Only diecast component is the hood, it’s very well done especially considering how small it is. Tampos are really good as well. I made the axles from some thin wire I had in the shed. The black plastic is some 4.5 mm thick ABS off cut that I used for the new base.

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Base taking shape.

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To make the axle housing I heated the wire and pressed it into the plastic then let it cool.

Worked like a charm.

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I drilled some holes in the new base to pick up the original mounting lugs, the holes fit so tight that I don’t need to glue or screw it together. The custom gods have been kind to me today.

Ready to roll. Many photos of the mower in different poses below.

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I discovered that the seat flips forward just like a real mower during the build, nice touch who ever designed this cast. I’m not sure of the maker.

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The following pictures may be disturbing to members of the public who are offended by ‘stance’, you have been warned, continue at your own risk.

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For a close cut lawn always stance mow bro.

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