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#76 Oo-v-oO ONLINE  


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 11:07 AM

I'm late to this party, but just take them to a machine shop and have them bored out on a lathe already! 


Whatever small amount they would charge would have already paid for your drill press and angle grinder...

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Posted July 24, 2013 - 08:02 PM



Today after work I decided to try something different, I took my 7" angle grinder with a 4-1/2" grinder disc and ground out the inside of the other wheel weight that I haven't done anything with.

20 minutes later it was big enough to fit over the hub, I spent 5 more minutes grinding to give it some more clearance.

I now have 2 wheel weights that can be bolted to the rim on the inside that fit over the hubs.  :thumbs: :rocker2: :dancingbanana: :rolling: :bounce:

Why I didn't do this in the first place :wallbanging:


What I started with yellow weights



First one



2nd one

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Best fastest tool to do the job



All that's left to do now is paint and install.


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Posted August 11, 2013 - 01:29 PM

Finished finally I did it.

They ended up weighing 46 and 47lbs.

Painted and mounted on the inside.



And these when painted will go on the outside for a total of 96 and 97lbs each wheel.


Edited by DH1, August 11, 2013 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 01:49 PM

Very nice Doug. I use Wheel Horse cast iron wheel weights on the inside of the Caterpillar. So far two years and Steve (Caseguy) still hasn't noticed, but don't tell him that. :D

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, August 11, 2013 - 01:50 PM.

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 02:03 PM

Looking good, Doug! Nice to have weights in there!

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Gonna make for a heavier tow coming down for plow day!   :D

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Posted August 12, 2013 - 02:28 PM

Wont be any worse than the 430 being towed UP there for plow day.............last time I plowed with it, it had 70 lb starter weights on each wheel, and 2 50 pounders bolted on the outside of the starter weights and each tire was filled with antifreeze as well.  I was plowing some hard ground and needed the traction.  There were a couple of times that it would actually pick the front end of the 430 up off the ground..............talk about adding PUCKER FACTOR..........lol   I will probably just mount the starters and bring the others along "Just In Case"