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#1 whjoel OFFLINE  


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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:58 PM

I have a set of 10 inch cast iron wheel weights that I dont know what I will ever use them for. They weigh 42lbs or so. The other day i found an ad on craigslist that a man was looking for some. So I called him and finally talked to him. We couldnt negotiate a price and I think I frightened him when I said $100 for em he came back at 50 and wouldnt budge off of that. He said he could go to the simplicity dealer and buy new ones for 100. I tried to explain hes not going to get cast iron for that price but it didnt help. Am I out of line here? I figure at the prices 12s are going they got to be within that range.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Wheel weights are like everything else, how bad do they want them, and what condition are they in? But no, from prices I've seen I don't feel you are out of line. I see Cub 26lbs ones at $75 to $100 a pair all the time, The thick Bolens ones are same way around here. Some folks say $1 per pound, but that falls away on the Cubs and Bolens prices. Good luck!

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:08 PM

$1 / Lb. is a good place to start, but like jpackard said, that depends on the brand and the type. I'm not familiar with the simplicity weights, but I'll bet you a doughnut that they (cast iron weights that is) can't be had from the dealer for anywhere near that price! I've seen the 26 Lb. Cub weights go for $100 a set as well. Wheel Horse weights went crazy last year, but seem have come down to earth a little this year. I believe that you're well within a reasonable price range and if the buyer can't accept that, you'll just have to sell them to someone else.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:43 PM

On cast iron wheel weights $1 per pound is the rule I use but a matched pair you can almost guarantee at least $100 to start with. If they are Farmall (cub cadet) wheel weights you can expect to spend $120-175 per pair. At 42 pounds each I think you may have Farmall front wheel weights with 6 mounting holes. Any pics of them?

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 04:54 AM

I knw that it $100.00-125.00 seems to be the "going rate" for the Bolens cast iron weights. They are 50# each

I'd say that you aren't out of line.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:18 AM

That would be a fair price if they where Massey 12 inch weights. You're not out of line.
Paint them, and tell him they're 125 now, if he calls back.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:46 AM

Sounds like you may have weights from the Simplicity #990708 weight kit, or from the Allis #1600240 weight kit. If so, you'll see the raised Simplicity part #, 173337, on the weight where the blue shading is shown in the pic below. I believe that Allis-Chalmers had the weights listed as being 38 lbs. each, in their dealer sales information.


I gave $76 for a set of these a few years ago, but I would expect I could easily get at least $125 for them on ebay now.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:21 AM

When I parted my old Sears tractor I sold a set of weights for $40. The guy who bought them drove 1 1/2 hrs to pick them up. Now I know why he did. If only I knew at the time. Live and learn .