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#16 bigspoon OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:28 PM



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:53 AM

bigspoon,

 

Your tractor looks a lot like my 1980 448.   Do you know what model year you have? 

 

I found weights made for the front wheels of some farm tractor, at about 75 pounds each that fit the 16" wheels.   The bolt holes even lined up, but it took some LONG carriage bolts to mount them.  



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:09 AM

I'D tag says its a 1979, but it has a Onan out of a wheel horse in it.

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Posted September 22, 2013 - 05:02 PM

The brake drum from a semi front axle does fit inside a 16" wheel.

 

A drum from a heavy 5th wheel trailer trailer fits inside the steer axle drum.

 

If you really want to get carried away, rotors from F450 or similar truck will fit inside the second drum.

 

I could put almost 300 lbs per side if I wanted. It does stick out about 8" though.

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Posted September 22, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Very cool, had my 446 out in the field the other day just with the tires filled (loaded). Was losing traction. Also talked to a guy that had a Kubota tractor w/ 16" rims and he used Farmall H front wheel weights and FOMOC weights for inside of rim

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Posted November 07, 2013 - 04:24 PM

Inside weights on a 446 will be hard to find.  The drive motor leaves little room for anything inside of the rim.  If you purchase some, check for fit first them post a picture and brand as I would be interested in inside weights for my 448.  Thank you.






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