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#1 bigspoon OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 12:43 PM

I've been think about alternative things to use for wheel weights on my Case 446. I looked into big rig drums which weight 125lbs a piece. But the diameter measures to big (17.5in). So now I think I am going to browse a few junkyards and look for something a little smaller, maybe something off a 1.5 ton or 2 ton truck. Has anybody else explored this or am I thiking crazy?

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 01:03 PM

KennyP did that a while ago and filled that with lead.

Let me see if I can find the thread.

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Here we go, it starts out kinda tongue in cheek, referring to a situation that developed here with an ex member claiming to have cut one inch thick steel with a saber saw to one thousandth precision. Anyways, good idea and follow up with weight outcome in lbs

http://gardentractor...ck/#entry118851

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 01:44 PM

bigspoon.....welcome to GTT. It's great to see new members come on board but even better when they are Case owners. I have a '71 Case 444 and love it. I've got a thread about my machine on this site. Here's a link to the page of that post that talks about my alternative wheel weights for my 444. Hope this helps.

 

http://gardentractor...actor/?p=247229

 

The topic of wheel weights stops for a few posts on the above thread so you can either just click to the next page and pick back up when I start talking about the wheel weights again or you can click the link below for the "rest of the story".

 

http://gardentractor...actor/?p=249640

 

Let me know if you have any trouble finding the page the above link is suppose to take you to. Again, welcome to the site.

 

Matthew

 

P.S. We love pictures around here so if you have a few pics of your Case I'd love to see them. Thanks.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 01:54 PM

Here we go, it starts out kinda tongue in cheek, referring to a situation that developed here with an ex member claiming to have cut one inch thick steel with a saber saw to one thousandth precision. Anyways, good idea and follow up with weight outcome in lbs

http://gardentractor...ck/#entry118851

HAHAHA! .001 with a sabersaw. i'm a machinist, thats a good one.



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 03:27 PM

:welcometogttalk:

 

I have an ex sister-in-law that lives in Franklin!


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 03:30 PM

HAHAHA! .001 with a sabersaw. i'm a machinist, thats a good one.

That ain't nuthin! I can do that with a cutting torch :bigrofl: :loosing_it:


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 03:33 PM

:welcometogttalk:

 

I have an ex sister-in-law that lives in Franklin!

 

I'm confused.....are you suggesting that bigspoon use your ex sister-in-law as an alternative wheel weight or are you just marveling at the coincidence? :bigrofl:


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 03:36 PM

I'm confused.....are you suggesting that bigspoon use your ex sister-in-law as an alternative wheel weight or are you just marveling at the coincidence? :bigrofl:

:bigrofl: That was a good one. Ok time to clean my computer screen :D


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 03:44 PM

Did you know a layer of Saran Wrap on your screen will help with that?!


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 04:16 PM

I have brake drums filled with concrete and ?? they came on this sears

IMG_0004.JPG but i have them on a different tractor now.

they were made by previous owner but here's what i can tell you ;

he had bolts installed, before he poured in the weight, that mount to rims like regular weights do. the only drawback is you need the valve stem on the inside. They are a lot heavier than most of the newer plastic concrete filled ones, 50 lbs+( probably due to what's hidden in the concrete) 

 



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 04:26 PM

I use metal weight lifting plates and brackets mounted to the wheels. I got most of them cheap at yard sales and flea markets. That was a few years back. It seems like the supply has dried up. Would brake discs work as well. If you cast them in concrete you could get a easy to handle shape and a bit of extra weight from the concrete. 



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Posted June 17, 2013 - 04:40 PM

You should look for a set of wheel weights from a combine.  Many used 16" wheels on the back and the wheel weights for them are usually around 160-165 lbs.  Look for the Ford brand.  I've seen many sets sell for $100-$125.  I purchased a set which also included a set for the inside that didn't fit the inside of my wheels which were two piece weights and each of the four pieces are 52 lbs. for a total of 208 lbs.  These fit perfectly on the outside of my wheels.  So basically I got two sets of wheel weights, one set weighing 320 lbs. and the second set which weigh 208 lbs.  Purchased them all for $125.  


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 04:47 PM

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Here is a picture of them.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Very good info, I have heard of the combine wheel weights but havent looked for any. I drive a truck for a living and was in the shop the other day and saw the big brake drums and the gears in my head started smokin, lol

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