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#1 User is offline   JAGER TIGER 

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:50 PM

hello is there any one out there that is mechanical inclined because i got a hold of a riding mower and want to turn it in to a half track but i don't know how powerful the engine need to be to move a 800-900 pound fully loaded half track to at least 15 km/h
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:10 PM

A lil more info on the Mower you got would help?
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:44 PM

View PostEvil Fingers, on Mar 30 2008, 04:10 PM, said:

A lil more info on the Mower you got would help?

I'am getting this for free from school and all i got is some pic looks like a 4 hp unit the top speed is unknown due to engine don't work any more i would be able to get more info when i get out of storage and in to a garage
here the pics if that would help in any way
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:57 PM

Depends on the gearing and I am 99.999% sure it won't do it unless you mean pulling not loaded and still you won't do 15km/h.
Our 17 horse mower might do it if we are loaded and it might do 15km/h but it is geared low.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:16 PM

That Mower's Motor is not strong enough to haul around 800 or 900 lbs of Players and Equipment.

Youre better off building a One Man Pb Tank.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:37 PM

The mower's chassis is also not robust enough for conversion to a paintball tank, in addition to being far too short. You'll gain a bit of weight savings by removing the blade assembly, but anything over 300 pounds and you'll be straining the chassis. Anything over 500 pounds and the chassis will most likely bend. You COULD use the lawnmower engine in a different chassis, and it would probably power a small 2-man paintball tank just fine as long as you don't go overboard. But unless you're VERY mechanically inclined, don't even bother.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:10 PM

If your good with a welder you could reinforce it BUT if you have a welder but you don't know how to use it pracitce first.

if your set on a tank sell this for scrap and get a cheap go cart and armor it with ply wood and get something that IS NOT GLASS to use as widows and put those in and build something for a rear gunner also you may need to way down the front a bit.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:19 PM

I posted this once before and it might inspire you to make a One Man Pb Tank

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See that Little Dark Gray Object to the right of the Polaris Ranger...thats a One Man Pb Tank and under the body is a Battery Powered Wheel Chair as its Chassis.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:00 PM

View PostWardenWolf, on Mar 30 2008, 10:37 PM, said:

The mower's chassis is also not robust enough for conversion to a paintball tank, in addition to being far too short. You'll gain a bit of weight savings by removing the blade assembly, but anything over 300 pounds and you'll be straining the chassis. Anything over 500 pounds and the chassis will most likely bend. You COULD use the lawnmower engine in a different chassis, and it would probably power a small 2-man paintball tank just fine as long as you don't go overboard. But unless you're VERY mechanically inclined, don't even bother.

thanks that was helpful and ya i was planing just to gut the thing for the transmission and what ever else i need and weld a 4 feet by 8 foot chassis out of hallow square structural steel and the body of the half track is going to be based off of the SdKfz 251 as well it's going to made out of fiberglass to cut down on weight and i re estimated the weight should be with two people in it 500 tops and i can live with 5 km/h
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:34 PM

View PostJAGER TIGER, on Mar 31 2008, 04:00 PM, said:

View PostWardenWolf, on Mar 30 2008, 10:37 PM, said:

The mower's chassis is also not robust enough for conversion to a paintball tank, in addition to being far too short. You'll gain a bit of weight savings by removing the blade assembly, but anything over 300 pounds and you'll be straining the chassis. Anything over 500 pounds and the chassis will most likely bend. You COULD use the lawnmower engine in a different chassis, and it would probably power a small 2-man paintball tank just fine as long as you don't go overboard. But unless you're VERY mechanically inclined, don't even bother.

thanks that was helpful and ya i was planing just to gut the thing for the transmission and what ever else i need and weld a 4 feet by 8 foot chassis out of hallow square structural steel and the body of the half track is going to be based off of the SdKfz 251 as well it's going to made out of fiberglass to cut down on weight and i re estimated the weight should be with two people in it 500 tops and i can live with 5 km/h

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

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Another Special Ops Panzerwagen?
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kinda but with a 75 mm cannon mock up
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:34 PM

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Another Special Ops Panzerwagen?

kinda but with a 75 mm cannon mock up

Fixed.

I hope you do realize on what youre going to build will weigh more than 500 lbs, because you have to consider the Weight of the Materials youre going to use as a Body and the Things that is needed inside as well as a Driver and a Gunner.

Also another thing to consider, is the Suspension.

EDIT: what Im trying to say is this....you either Beef Up the Lawn Mower Motor you have now or get another Motor (Golf Cart) that can handle the Overall Weight.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:51 PM

A 4hp Briggs is an awfully light motor to use to get 500-800lbs up to 15mph, chances are you'll have to keep the gear ratios the same as they were in the mower just to move the Panzer wagon. If you could find an 8 horse motor it should be easy to get 15.

Edit.

Oh you said KM/h not mph. Well then, the 4hp should be able to get it to upwards of 10KM/h

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:33 PM

Heres another one you need to know think about and its acutally one of the Most Important Part to building a Gas or Electrical Powered Pb Tank from the Ground Up and is a Requirement....."The Braking System".
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:33 PM

well i should try to find atv parts then instead of riding mower parts pretty sure that there a wreak atv siting some were in a scrap yard or i could go to a atv/argo part shop and get all i need and now
I think a 20 hp engine is order or could a 10 hp with a torq converter kit do the trick thanks for the advice once again
especially the braking system that would be a stupid way to hurt myself... crashing in to a tree because I couldn't stop

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