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#1 Case-Closed OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 10:27 PM

After getting stuck several times after our last big snow storm I decided it was time to add some weight to the back end of my 646. I have about 400 Lbs. of cast iron consisting of a bunch of rectangular block and some plate from an old weight machine. I wanted something easy to attach as I don't need the hassle when it's time to put it on. I used an old det-cord explosives container and welded up a frame to support it. This is only the beginning as I will add a hitch to the back of it and maybe some more weight as the box still has room for more.

 

 

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Good use for the ammo box. I grab the odd one when I see

them for sale. They're handy to have around.

 

It looks like the tires are studded?

Hard to see in the pic, but do you have wheel weights on there?


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 11:01 PM

I like it, but don't forget it's back there the next time you're out.

Also, it should eliminate tailgaters if they can read.
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Posted December 18, 2013 - 11:07 PM

I love your tires!  25 years ago I drove a Chevy LUV 4X4 that had those tires [without studs] and it was nearly unstopable.

The brand name on the tires was Power King.  :thumbs:


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:21 AM

Nice weight box. I have a JD ballast box on the back of my 2320 and have a hitch receiver built into the bottom rear so I can attach a trailer ball or a hook. Comes in handy for moving the utility trailer or dragging stuff with the hook. 


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 08:07 AM

Nice fab job.. I love it when someone recycles something.
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Posted December 21, 2013 - 02:09 AM

What a difference a little weight makes when it comes to taking on the snow and ice.  The 646 now plows through the snow with no problem so I guess the combined weight of the box and my wheel weights is enough. I set my new creation down on an industrial scale in the shop last night and found the new box and it's contents to weigh in at nearly 400 pounds. Does anybody know what amount of weight I should put in the box? I heard somewhere that 500 lbs was about right but I would rather not damage things by using too much or lose out on performance with too little.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 06:49 AM

I suggest staying with the 400 pounds unless you find yourself getting light in the rear and losing traction.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 12:21 AM

This past weekend I rounded up some more iron from the junk pile and added a hitch to the back of the weight box and tied it in to the three point rig I made for the box. It snowed quite a bit here in Billings giving me the chance to test my traction and the 400 pounds seems about right as I had no problem destroying snowbanks and tearing up ice.


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 09:30 PM

The Case owners manual for the 646 recomends 500lbs for the weight box.  400 is probably fine in your box since it is mounted farther back than the OEM box.  I finally have 500 lbs in mine but haven't used it like that.  I had 300 in it for a while and that wasn't enough for loader work with snow on the ground.

 

Nice job on the box.


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