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Here is a picture of a lawn tractor I made into a 4 wheel drive years ago. It had a small 12 volt compressor to lift the blade.
I used it for a few years to plow the pond in the winter. It had an 11 HP Briggs that I replaced with a 16 HP Briggs later. I ended up scraping it because the drive train could not hold up with the bigger engine.
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I made almost everything for it. Even the cylinders. I just went out and took a picture of the blade lift cylinder. I made the universals for the front axle and another cylinder to shift it in and out of 4 wheel drive. I still have some of the parts under my deck.
After that I got into antique stationary engines Then to Cushman scooters and finally Indian motorcycles.
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I started out using chains but found out that I did not need them. I did run weights on the rear. The tires were just turf type but I cut parts of the tread out to give them more bite.
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I started out using chains but found out that I did not need them. I did run weights on the rear. The tires were just turf type but I cut parts of the tread out to give them more bite.
Rod
From that first picture, it looks almost like you have studs in the tires. Must just be dust though.
 

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I cut a pattern out of the tread. That took a lot of hours. It was chain drive from the trans then to both front and rear axles. One continous chain. The hard part was trying to figure out what size sprockets on the front and rear axles to use to make two different size tires turn the same speed. I also ran differencials ( spelling?) front and rear. I made it so I could shift in and out of 4 wheel on the fly with an air cylinder to disengage and engage it.
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