How to Build a Mud Mower

By Samantha Hadley
Mud mowers can be a great hobby where the hobbyist has complete control of the look and make of the mower.

Mud mowers are a lawn mower that has been converted into a mud bogging ATV. These can be a lot of fun and a great "at-home" project for the family. Hobbyists even install new, larger tires and engines to increase the capabilities of their mud mowers. Other improvements that can be done include suspension and driver guards. Mud mowers are a hobby that gives the hobbyist complete control of the look and make of the mower.

Ensure that the lawn mower is turned off and all fluids have been drained out of the mower.

Flip the lawn mower upside down and secure it so that it doesn't wobble.

Put on the heavy-duty work gloves to ensure that you don't cut yourself while removing the lawn mower blade.

Use the wrench, screwdriver and hammer to remove the lawn mower blades.

Use the wrench, screwdriver and hammer to remove the lawn mower blade guard.

Inspect the bottom of the lawn mower while it's upside down. Remove anything that could be harmful to the driver while riding the lawn mower.

Inspect the bottom of the lawn mower while it's upside down. Remove anything adding extra weight to the lawn mower.

Flip the lawn mower back on its wheels and install any driver guards, seat belts or other safety features.

Refill the fluids in the mud mower.

Start the mud mower and take it for a test drive.

Tip

If you find your newly made mud mower is bogging or if the bottom keeps hitting the ground, causing damage, install new larger tires on it. Speak with a local ATV sales center or a local lawn mower sales center to find the best tires suited for your mud mower. When increasing the tire size, it's also good to install a new suspension as well. You can also paint the mud mower to give it its own unique look.

Warning

Ensure that you have the lawn mower's original manual while building your mud mower. Use this manual while removing or installing any new parts on your lawn mower.

About the Author

Based in Oshawa, Ontario, Samantha Hadley began writing business-related articles in 2008, authoring a construction blog. She has also published features in the “Durham Chronicle” newspaper and the “Toronto Downtown Jazz Newsletter.” Hadley holds a diploma in print journalism from Durham College.