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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 09:51 PM

Decided to pull these obnoxiously sticking out wheel weights off the HT-23 and put real Bolens wheel weights on. The extra weight of the plastic ones is great, but they stick out too far. Just last week I was pushing some brush in a wet area in the patch of woods near me and I got stuck, I slid into a tree, and the wheel weight wouldn't allow me to move, it was wedged up against a tree. Had to rig up a pulley and cable to pull back on an angle. The wife laughed her butt off when she had to come pull me out with her Explorer.
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So the only sets I had, were red or filthy white. Wire wheeled the heck out of them, then primed with rusty metal primer. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365562157.807150.jpg
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That rotating stool worked great for priming and painting.

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2nd coat of Gloss White sure made em pretty !! How could I have shown up at plow day with bum wheel weights ?
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Posted April 09, 2013 - 10:01 PM

They look Awesome Reminds me i need to bring my weight into school and sand blast them before schools out ...

And Plastic weight belong on Lawn tractors ONLY ... :P


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:06 AM

They look Awesome Reminds me i need to bring my weight into school and sand blast them before schools out ...

And Plastic weight belong on Lawn tractors ONLY ... :P

Hey now! Don't go messing with my plastic weights. There the only ones to be found in this part of the country. And I don't think an LT could handle 150 lb. of wheel weight!

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Wonder how much lead shot it takes to fill a plastic weight???



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:28 AM

I'll be sending you a crate of weights by freight, should be there Monday.  Send em back when you are done.

 

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Wonder how much lead shot it takes to fill a plastic weight???


I'm guessing about 49.5lbs worth for a 50lb weight.

Those big plastic weights are 65lbs I think. And they have the Cub Cadet logo in the center cap. Anyone interested in those I'm taking offers. And I have another set of 12" that big and another set a bit lighter. 50lbs I think.

It only took about 30 mins tops to do each weight. Not counting drying time in between coats. Fast dry rusty metal primer was 15-20 mins and about an hour or so between the two finish coats.

When and if the sandblaster I ordered gets here, I'll do all the other cast iron weights too. So ship that crate full, I'll knock them out as well. : ) shipping will be a killer.
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Posted April 10, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Those stick out pretty far!

I'm sure both you and the Bolens will be alot happier with the original weights installed :D



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 10:05 AM

Good plan. I have caught things with the ends of my weight brackets on the 314. They stick out over 2" which is a bit too far. I think I'll cut them off to about 1" past the tire to prevent snagging stuff with them.



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 12:11 PM

good paint job! I will stick with my plastic ones for now since I am CHEAP!

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Hey now! Don't go messing with my plastic weights. There the only ones to be found in this part of the country. And I don't think an LT could handle 150 lb. of wheel weight!

I stopped liking plastic weights after i nearly snapped a Axle (And my neck) when i cut a turn to close and caught a fence post with the weight i had to look around for a while to find cast weights but they are alot nicer IMO Weights Weight ... i suppose but on the tube frames you Don't use plastic weights as they affect the Differential Knob






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