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#16 T Guiles OFFLINE  

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 02:15 PM

I've got a 165 with no pto or rear lift so no top link to mount to........ any ideas on how to mount a weight box?



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Posted December 12, 2013 - 04:01 PM

I've got a 165 with no pto or rear lift so no top link to mount to........ any ideas on how to mount a weight box?

You would need to built a top bracket of some sort. Even two pieces of 3/16" plate and a piece of 1" or 1-1/8" round bar would do

 

Or bolt the upper supports directly to the frame where the PTO brackets would normally go.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 08:47 PM

I've got a 165 with no pto or rear lift so no top link to mount to........ any ideas on how to mount a weight box?


I measured up the left side plate and did a quick drawing of it.

The right side bracket has the pto bearing and would be much more complex.

For a simple lift setup for a box blade etc. two left side brackets would suffice.

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 12:06 AM

That look's great!!!!  I'll have to get with my buddy who work's at a machine shop and see when he can make one, he get's free material...... :D   Thank's again


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Good thing about free material is its free,

 

I got quoted 90.00 for 2 - 10 foot pieces of 2 x 2 x 1/4 angle steel.

1 x 10 and 1 x 4' was 75 bucks.

 

I don't want to say what 140 feet of 1/2" angle cost me. but 5/8 DOM tubing was 80 bucks for 80 inches.

 

I have to find a cheaper steel supply. 

Our fab shop get's steel for 68 cents a pound, and I pay nearly double that.



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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:43 PM

I have the factory weight box. It's held up with a simple zee shaped rod that goes through a hole under the seat pan. Right in the center of the rear. Much like those pins for peg board.

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Posted January 05, 2014 - 11:05 PM

I have the factory weight box. It's held up with a simple zee shaped rod that goes through a hole under the seat pan. Right in the center of the rear. Much like those pins for peg board.

Joe


Cool, I'd like to see a picture of that. I may go to the stock location for support.

I have to build a new frame for my box. The steel I used was wholly inadequate. Just with the weight of a box full of scrap steel, the bracket is twisting.

I'm in scrounge mode now for enough steel to make another, or maybe two.
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Posted January 06, 2014 - 05:28 PM

This is what I use;

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It's just a belt keeper off another mower I had kicking around.
I bent the "L" shape back a bit. That end fits into the existing hole in the frame.
It's been working fine for two winters now.
Sometimes the simplist solutions really are the best!

My tractor did not come to me with the factory part.
I saw pictures of it in the factory lit. And made do with this.

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Posted January 06, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Cool Thanks,






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