She's alive and a tank!
Posted December 11, 2010 - 04:46 PM
Well, with a total of 425lbs loaded on the back I tested out the plow on some rubble in the back yard. It is at the step that if I can get the tires to spin, the belt is just starting to slip. That tells me I have close to the perfect balance here. I am at the balance point between tire traction and belt slip. And those chains dug holes plenty fast once the tires started to slip! :yelclap:
I bolted on the spare and cut up running boards so that I can have some time to prep the gray parts for paint. They might even stay on until spring. But either way, I am ready for the show to fly!
Posted December 11, 2010 - 05:03 PM
Posted December 11, 2010 - 06:00 PM
That sure is a lot of weight !!!! Is there a limit on how much the bearings in the rear can take ?
You know that is a good point. I wonder what the limit might be. When too much is too much LOL.
I would really like to get some weight on the back of my Massey MF12 but she is going to have to work this winter just the way she sits.
Glad to hear you got the weight box on. Sounds like she will definitely move stuff without breaking much traction.
Posted December 11, 2010 - 06:18 PM
Posted December 11, 2010 - 09:13 PM
Now the only thing I would like to do is to make my own lead wheel weights that are in the 50-75lb range and if I can get that weight on the inboard side of the wheels, even better.
I still have to blow some paint on the box, but I wanted to build that stand and see how hard it was going to be to get it on the tractor before I messed up a fresh paint job.
Posted December 11, 2010 - 09:49 PM
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