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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:42 AM

Can the Bolens 53 pound cast iron wheel weights be stacked? Does anyone have a picture of this if done?

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:44 AM

If they are the Largeframe Weights then they can be stacked.

I believe Bolens recommended no more than 3 on each side....


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 07:47 AM

Here is a pic of the weights I want to stack.
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Edited by wvbuzzmaster, April 20, 2013 - 07:50 AM.

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:34 AM

I dont beleive they can be stacked.

Bolens did have stackable weights but those are 15" 35# weights.

 

Depending on your tractor, some people can install weights on both sides of the wheel.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:39 AM

I already have 50 pound wheel weights inside and out at 100 pounds per side. Problem is that the left side inner wheel weight does not do enough when plowing and I wanted to move the weights around to have the left side stacked to throw the weight around better. Might just mess with my wheel weights and see if I can't get enough different brands on there to blow up the rear end in the Caterpillar LOL.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:47 AM

I dont beleive they can be stacked.

Bolens did have stackable weights but those are 15" 35# weights.

 

Depending on your tractor, some people can install weights on both sides of the wheel.

 

 

:ditto:

 

 I was thinking he had the 15'' From the largeframes....


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:51 AM

:ditto:

 

 I was thinking he had the 15'' From the largeframes....

 

I don't even have a Bolens :bigrofl:



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 08:56 AM

Get some Farmall front wheel weights.  I have the same type weights as you on the inside, then Farmall weights on the outside.  Never scaled the Farmall weights, but I'm guessing 35 to 40lbs.  I use all thread with nuts securing the Bolens style weights, then another nut to hold the Farmall weights.

 

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 09:02 AM

Daniel,

 

I have Farmall front wheel weights all over the place and they weigh 42 pounds each for your reference and I am actually going to use a pair of them on the outside in place of my Bolens wheel weight on the left side (if I can get the valve stem clearance needed).


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 10:24 AM

If they are the Largeframe Weights then they can be stacked.
I believe Bolens recommended no more than 3 on each side....


Only the 15" can be stacked and they were designed that way. The 12" can't be, or at least I've never seen it done.
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Posted April 20, 2013 - 10:38 AM

When I picked up the EK7 not too long ago, the fella I picked it up from, had a huge pair of weights.  They had come off of a JD GT thqt he had bought, but since they weren't "John Deere" weights, he said that he ws going to put them on CraigsList, so I bought them on the spot he said he onlt wanted $100.00 for them.  Turned out that they are for the steering wheels of a combine and are 105# each.  If you can find some of those that may be an option.

 

Here's a pic of one next to a standard Bolens 50# weight, and some closeups.

 

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Only the 15" can be stacked and they were designed that way. The 12" can't be, or at least I've never seen it done.

 

Ed in NH has stacked the 12'' on his 1886 once but they hung out alot...


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 12:00 PM


Only the 15" can be stacked and they were designed that way. The 12" can't be, or at least I've never seen it done.


Ed in NH has stacked the 12'' on his 1886 once but they hung out alot...

I can't imagine doing that, had to be sticking out 8-10" or more. Maybe I should contact Ed, great guy for sure. I've got a few extra LF weight boxes.

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 12:10 PM

I can't imagine doing that, had to be sticking out 8-10" or more. Maybe I should contact Ed, great guy for sure. I've got a few extra LF weight boxes.

 

 

I think he took them off just because they hung out so far.



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 02:21 PM

I don't know how good it would work with only 2 mounting bolts???

They do nest into one-another like this.

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If you put the flat sides together you get this.

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This is what Brinly recommends in there manual, same thing your trying to do.

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If you can find some flat 2 wheel tractor weights like these, they easily stack either way with 4 mounting spots if needed, green ones are 20lbs each.

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The Farmall weights I have are 26lbs each, 4 mounting holes, shown on ET2.

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And they will fit over top of the Massey 2 piece weights good.

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John Deere has a good set up, heavy starter weight plus add on weights.

 

Sometimes you just have to work with what you got.

 


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