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#61 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:21 PM

Great idea, Daniel. I had thought about that the other day, but slept since then. Just got to try the wheel today and that would work awesome as the spindle end is just sticking out of the hub. These will be better wheels as they have bearings instead of bushings.

 

Would a 5/16" bolt be big enough? or 3/8"


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:35 PM

I'd go 3/8 myself.  All the OE setups with 1" axles use 3/8" bolts.


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:44 PM

I'll go 3/8" then. I may dig out the JD spindles and see if they might work in there. Kind of wish the front axle was here to see if the whole shebang would fit under there! That would be neat!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 05:49 PM

I'll go 3/8" then. I may dig out the JD spindles and see if they might work in there. Kind of wish the front axle was here to see if the whole shebang would fit under there! That would be neat!

 

Yeah, we need to find a way to get that axle & engine out your way!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 06:00 PM

I trust Brian to get it here or I'll hold his BH's for ransom!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I trust Brian to get it here or I'll hold his BH's for ransom!

 

Oh yeah, I forgot he has to come to your place too.  So I reckon he'll be dropping my Bush Hog V4-8 here, getting your stuff, then head your way....if he has room! LOL  He's gonna have one heck of a load!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Doesn't he always? He'll have a load here to pick up too!



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 05:20 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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Doug, I hope to make some like these now that I can use the JD wheels. Plus fill the tires!

 

 

I just looked up the approximate weight these may be. Somewhere around 25-30 lbs. each. That will be nice weight. I'll have to see how much lead I have left now.


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 03:51 PM

Well, I got something else to help it along today. Got a pair of 75 lb. wheel weights and I was real happy about the price. $50. Even got the bolts for them!

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Those should help with rear traction!



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Posted March 21, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Those should help with rear traction!

 

Yes sir they sure will!  We all prefer cast weights, but at that price for 150lbs of weights with hardware...no brainer!


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:24 PM

Well, I got something else to help it along today. Got a pair of 75 lb. wheel weights and I was real happy about the price. $50. Even got the bolts for them!
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Those should help with rear traction!


Got a set just like em on the GT 5000 for pushing the white stuff. Works great.

Good deal Kenny!
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Posted April 07, 2013 - 08:22 AM

Here's the front weight box I made yesterday. On the right is a 7# weight, left is the 5#. Had a heavy dew last night, that's what looks like paint runs on the front. Last pic is one of the 7# laying down, they will fit this way also. The box itself weighs 20 #.

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I think I figured out why it would lift the front. With the built in float, I would drop the plow. When it would dig too deep and stop the tractor, I would try to raise the lift. Since the plow was stuck in the ground, the lift was raising the tractor front. By the way, the hydraulic valve does have a float position in down. So I see no need for the amount of float in the lift rod, post # 30.

 


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 09:07 AM

Looks good Kenny!






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