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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ryan22re, Aug 26, 2005.
here is a pic of the progress my co-worker is making on his 6x6
Will that be a driven axle or just a tag?
no, its driven. he mounted a pulley to the top of the first trans, and ran a belt between the two tranny's. it seems to work ok, but has fuel/carb issues right now, which keeps it from running too terribly long. did use it to pull a couple of cars in the shop though.
That is sweet!!!!!!!!!
Do you have any pics of the buildup?
cant wait to see it finished.
but is it actualy a 6x6? i would think the fronts just steer, a reall 6x6 would be cool, i have a drivers drop 241 he couls put in
no its not 6x6 but thats what we call it.
were thinking of ideas on how to drive a front end this morning.
but seems too much $. only real money in it now is tires. and a belt.
few pto u joints and some imajintation, and some fab work could be done
That's cooler than an iceburg!
I like it! ..makes me wish I hadn't scrapped a lot of the transaxles and junk I had from riding mowers!--
I've made a few "Homebuilts" myself,but none that good looking--I have one with a differential from a Harley golf cart with a pinion mounted disc brake,with space saver spares on all 4's,a pinto 4 speed tranny,and an 8 hp Tecumseh horizontal shaft motor on it!..it also has a cast iron "beam" front axle off an old Pennsylvania tractor,with corvair wheel hubs adapted to it so chevy 5 lug space saver spares fit the front,and a dodge step van steering box!..I had to cut the centers out of the rear rims,and install centers from airens snowblower rims,that matched the weird 3 lug pattern on the rear end..
My dilema with it is one "V" belt is insufficient to transmit enough tourqe to the tranny without slipping in the higher gears..I used a 10" pulley on the tranny input shaft,and a 2-1/2" on the motor,and its still a bit high geared in the higher ranges of the tranny.--it also has limited steering,and its way too slow ,too many turns of the wheels to steer it--more engineering required there!--.I pushed it out in the shed/greenhouse about 2 years ago,and there it sits!..awaiting destruction or resurection!
Did he use hydrostatic transaxles,or regular "manual" transaxles???...I hope both have the same gearing!...I doubt if you'll notice the front wheels not being "driven"--that thing will likely crawl over pretty much anything in its path with just the 4 rear tires driving!--the one that my friend built similar to yours with another set of wheels ABOVE the tandem axles driving the others thru friction really impressed me with its off road capabilities!--and I thought it would never work!
Did Daniel @ USA 6X6 build that for you?
The welds on the fenders look to clean to be Daniels and also they have only been working on this for 6 months or so I believe that is "ludacris speed" compared to Daniel.
they are "manual" transaxles. the front is a 6 speed and the rear is a 5 speed. he was going to swap in a 6 speed in the rear, but the 5 speed and 6 speeds have the same ratios (just one extra gear). shifting of the second trans is just like shifting the front. behind the front seat is another shift plate just like the one for the front. he can drive either set of rear wheels independently or both at same time.
That thing is def PIMP. Maybe should fab some mini beadlocks.
with that tranny setup would it be possible to put either axle in different gears then????
you got it. put the front in 1st and back in reverse if you wanted to.
Too good of work for USA 6X6 too have been involved, LOL. If USA 6X6 built it, the wheels wouldn't be strait or able too hold air.
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