The other day I got the 1650 ready for snow blowing duty.
I took off the AGs and put on the loaded chained turfs, and
75 lbs. per side wheel weights. There's 7 gallons of wiper
fluid in each tire. So, that's about 290 lbs. total extra
weight. After hanging the blower, I took it for a test run.
I didn't like the way it was steering with the blower up.
Too much weight up front, making it hard to turn, which
has got to be abusive to the steering box.
So, this morning I welded up an ugly bracket to fit on the
Then I draped some large chain I had over the bracket.
From a chain weight table I found online, I figure that the
chain weighs about 350 lbs. That solved the heavy front