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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:00 AM

Thanks, Keith! The front weight box may not get used much, won't know until I get a gauge wheel on the plow and a little weight added to the plow to help it start a furrow better.

The Ford has never tried to lift the front as this FF does. Wheel weights around here are harder to find than 'hen's teeth', especially front ones. If at all possible, I will fill the front tires after I get the wheels painted. I was thinking maybe 50 lbs. up there for now might help a bit until I get the other things sorted out. The box will be easy to put on/take off, not a permanent fixture.

I may have enough lead left that I can use that to make some front wheel weights. Just waiting for warmer weather and time to do things. You have me thinking again and that is good.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:47 AM

I went out and looked at the front wheels. I don't see an easy way to drill holes through for attaching weights. I will get the JD wheels down that I have (1" spindle like the FF) and see if they may work for weights and fit the spindle.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:09 AM

 Tube them and fill-um up with fluid . As for attaching weights, weld a larger tube on to them over the existing bearing boss and bolt the weights to them if there is no room for thru holes in the rim it self .


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:18 AM

Kenny, it may work to attach a box to the top of the gauge wheel bracket that will be coming your way.  What are you thinking of using for a plow weight?   If the window weights, I can look at how to attach a bracket to hold them to the gauge bracket.  I have some window weights to go by.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 04:40 PM

Daniel, I have a few weight lifting weights, Maybe 30~ lbs. I also have a short bar form them to mount on:

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I got a shot of the front box brackets:

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And i got one of the JD Wheels down. They are drilled for weights! Now, if they fit the spindle okay (width), I can make some front weights.

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Talked to Mike P a while ago. He is going to sell me a pair of rear weights for cheap. Said they were 75 lb. weights.

All is going good, Have a show in Claremore the end of this month. I'll take the Ford as he wants a well rounded group of tractors there and we do not have a lot of space.

 



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 05:08 PM

JD front wheel weights.

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Mounted in a Massey 16 - 6.50 x 8 rim

2 holes need to be drilled plus a 3rd for the tire valve, moved to the inside of the rim.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 05:15 PM

Those would be nice, but I doubt you'll part with them and shipping would be killer!



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 05:28 PM

I heard of a guy who made a set out of lead, he used the rim  as a mold, a piece of pipe for the center,  drilled 2 holes to mount them with nuts and bolts.

Like this.

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:07 PM

That's what I am thinking, Doug! I hope the JD wheels fit, They look real similar as far as offset and such. And pouring the lead will help get that Yellow off! :bigrofl:



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:12 PM

I heard of a guy who made a set out of lead, he used the rim  as a mold, a piece of pipe for the center,  drilled 2 holes to mount them with nuts and bolts.

Like this.

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Looks to me like "a guy" was you!  

 

Either way, they look nice.  Did "a guy" tell you how much they weighed when finished?



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Looks to me like "a guy" was you!  

 

Either way, they look nice.  Did "a guy" tell you how much they weighed when finished?

 No it wasn't me, I found about them a couple of yrs ago while searching, thought it was a really good idea and saved the pictures.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Those are some good looking weights, Doug. Hope I can get mine to look that good. I'll have to weigh up the lead and see how much I have left.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 07:40 PM

DH1, Thanks for posting those weights, though, even if I did poke at you a bit.  I've been wondering about doing exactly the same, this tells me it is possible.



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 04:16 PM

JD wheels won't work unless I redo the spindle. They are about an 1/8" too wide at the bearings. I may be able to cut the rear stop loose and move it in enough for it to work. Just a bit more work, but I think that is possible. Or take the needed amount off the hub, but that would be real hard to do!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:06 PM

If your axles use a circlip to hold the wheel to the spindle, you could always drill & tape the spindle end, then use a bolt & washer to hold the wheel on.  I like the bolt method much better as it's less likely to let go.


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