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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 06:57 PM

how do yall mount your wheel weights on the rims of your tractors with 2 or 4 bolts? and why?
did you use bolts or threaded rod?

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:09 PM

I always use carriage-bolts to mount mine.

On the 312 I have 55 pound weights on the back, two bolts holding them on. But, they only have holes for two bolts.

On the front of both of my Power Kings they have 25 pound weights and they are held on with two bolts, and have four holes. I don't have a real reason why they don't have four bolts. I just don't really think they are needed. They are pretty secure and I am not worried about scratches if they move a little.

In the winter the '75 has 35 pound weights on the back. I think they have four holes, but I only use two bolts.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:12 PM

I use 2 bolts if I'm dealing with the 25 or 50 lb steel weights. I used all 4 on my 75 lb plastic ones.

As for what kind of bolts, I get the right length 1/2" carriage bolts. I know they're supposed to be 9/16 or 5/8, but (4) 1/2" is all I use on my 240 lb weights on my 81... so I think these will hold

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:21 PM

i have factory cub weights i picked up a couple years ago and im just getting around to doing something with them

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 07:25 PM

i have factory cub weights i picked up a couple years ago and im just getting around to doing something with them


If they are just the 25 pound ones you will be fine with two bolts. If you were going to put them on something for a restoration and show I think four bolts would look better, but ultimately don't change much.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 02:01 AM

2 threaded bolts, 2 because I think that is all you need and threaded cause that is what came with the weights. I would prefer carriage bolts though.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:32 AM

i have some threaded rod laying around is why i asked on that. Ryan ill be using the tractor but also showing it so if i have enough i probly will use 4 to hold the weights on

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 09:48 AM

I use 4 1/2" carriage bolts in mine, just because.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 11:32 AM

I made mine and use 2 bolts to attach the bracket to the wheel. flat bar and 1" allthread. Picked up a bunch of lifting weights for $10
.weight bracket 1.jpg bracket mounted.jpg Weight bracket.jpg 02-12-12_1344.jpg
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Sonny i like that. i have a bunch of lifting weights and have thought of something like that. how far out past the wheel does the rod go?

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 12:44 PM

thickness of the 20 lb weight and the width of the nut. Not sure total measurement. Also there is a 15lb weight put on first and then the 20lb weight. When I had it all together and the nut tight, I used the portaband to cut the allthread off.
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 02:02 PM

thanks :thumbs:
i got some old blades that should work for the flat bar. i think the hardware store here in town should have some 1" allthread.

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Posted July 29, 2012 - 05:18 AM

I use 4 bolts for rear wheel weights. The objective is to add weight.




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