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#1 JDGuy445 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Warning Do NOT try this at home! It worked for awhile but just don't do it! Those straps have broken in the past even.

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Why do you have 240 lbs of weight on the back? I'm going to attach a standing platform from one of those commercial mowers and have the 10 year old neighbor kid stand on it, he weighs more, cost less, and is easy to remove....RIGHT TURN


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Why do you have 240 lbs of weight on the back? I'm going to attach a standing platform from one of those commercial mowers and have the 10 year old neighbor kid stand on it, he weighs more, cost less, and is easy to remove....RIGHT TURN

This was for blading snow. You don't want 150 lbs of wheel weights on the axle so this was my idea to take care of that but still have the weight.



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 08:29 PM

If someone needs that much weight they are pulling too much, anyway!

 

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Posted June 27, 2013 - 08:31 PM

This was for blading snow. You don't want 150 lbs of wheel weights on the axle so this was my idea to take care of that but still have the weight.

 

 

Put them on the wheels!



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:00 PM

I agree with Wilberj , you put less strain on the axles and rear bearing having them inside the rims . The weights on the tires , not the axles . 



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Put them on the wheels!

 

 

I agree with Wilberj , you put less strain on the axles and rear bearing having them inside the rims . The weights on the tires , not the axles . 

 

:iagree: :ditto: Wheel weights on the rims.



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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:03 PM

with that much weight hanging behind the axles, take that blade off the front and impress the neighborhood kids with your wheelies!  :D


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Posted June 27, 2013 - 09:57 PM

I heard heavy wheel weights were hard on Axles tubes, loading tires and rear weight was better


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 05:57 AM

By putting more weight behind the axle I've found that it makes it harder to steer when pushing snow. Mounting them on the wheel will put the weight right where it's needed without transfering weight off of the front wheels.


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:01 AM

looks a bit like very unprofessional :(

 

Sorry, I fogot "very".

 

Joking apart. A high weight on this point can't be good for the frame. Invest 5 minutes more time in the fixture and the accident risc will be lower. But I agree with the guys, weight must be on the axle and a part right in front of the axle. Load it like a puller.

But I'm very very unprofessional in blading snow :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:02 AM

I heard heavy wheel weights were hard on Axles tubes, loading tires and rear weight was better

 

 I can see where liquid weight might be easier to start and stop than a solid weight attached to the wheel but both are easier on the axle than rear weight. Weight on the wheel is not carried by the axles but rear weight is, along with any weight transferred off of the front axle.



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Posted June 28, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Why do you have 240 lbs of weight on the back?  ....have the 10 year old neighbor kid stand on it, he weighs more.....

Wow! The neighbor kid weighs more than 240lbs?!?!? 

You must grow 'em big in OK. :D


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 09:13 AM

I heard heavy wheel weights were hard on Axles tubes, loading tires and rear weight was better

Yeah, that is backwards...

 

As the others said, weight on the rear (drive) wheels is ideal. It will not "lift" the front end, hindering your steering and it's not being carried by the rear axle assembly.


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 09:23 AM

I heard heavy wheel weights were hard on Axles tubes, loading tires and rear weight was better

 

weight on rims will not stress the axle, because it runs free. use tires w/ a higher psi-level


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