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#1 skinnison OFFLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:54 AM

Here is a pic of my Craftsman GT3000 rear wheel. Are the square holes intended for mounting wheel weights? I was hoping to mount some without having to drill.

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 09:04 AM

Yes, that is what those are for. If you can get long carriage bolts, then you don't need a wrench for the inside!


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 09:55 AM

The holes should be the standard spacing for a 12" wheel so any 12" weight has a good chance of fitting.


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:02 AM

AND, you only need 2 bolts per weight.

 

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Most people use the extra 2 holes to bolt ANOTHER set of weights to the first set of weights.


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 10:18 AM

I have several different types of wheel weights on my tractors and the information given here is spot on. 

You can also add fluid to your rear tires. 


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Like wise with everyone else.
 
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Posted May 16, 2013 - 02:16 PM

u could use any wheel weight u want. some people use steel donuts


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 06:11 AM

Got a set of Sears and Roebuck 55 pound weights off Craigslist for $50. They fit perfect, although I had to put the carriage bolt in from behind so when I tightened it the square part of the bolt fit into the square hole in the wheel, keeping it from spinning. I guess I have to just be careful not to bang up the ends of the bolts that are sticking out past the weights. If I screw them up then taking off the nut to remove the weights will be a problem.



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 06:26 AM

I still have the bolts sticking out on the weights I put on. Need to cut them off as they aren't good on the shins!


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Posted May 21, 2013 - 05:29 AM

I still have the bolts sticking out on the weights I put on. Need to cut them off as they aren't good on the shins!

Yup, was thinking that....






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