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#1 Talntedmrgreen OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Any idea what brand weights these are?  Looking for more info on a package purchase, and these weights are included...woudn't want them, so they would be looking for a new home if things worked out.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:02 PM

Do they have any names on them?


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:07 PM

They can't be very heavy, there mounted on 6 X 12" rims? Not sure what brand they are. Will the owner send you any better photos? It also appears to have OEM tires!
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 03:10 PM

Looks like early bolens.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Explain to me WHY it matters what Brand a wheel weight is!  Most fit in the 12" wheels of ANY brand and would work fine. Probly not that many actual manufacturers of them, all the brands probly get from same places?? That want of the correct brand always bugged me when guys ask.   I DO see them in plastic coated something, maybe cement and don't care for those, the plastic breaks off in age. I could understand wanting older cast weights then, but myself would use whatever came my way.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:16 PM

That's a Simplicity GT right?

I know, that doesn't answer the question, but thought it might tweak some ideas.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Explain to me WHY it matters what Brand a wheel weight is!  Most fit in the 12" wheels of ANY brand and would work fine. Probly not that many actual manufacturers of them, all the brands probly get from same places?? That want of the correct brand always bugged me when guys ask.   I DO see them in plastic coated something, maybe cement and don't care for those, the plastic breaks off in age. I could understand wanting older cast weights then, but myself would use whatever came my way.


You answered your own question....some folks want a specific brand of weight. If Im to pick up this tractor I need to understand what the heck those weights are.....I dont need or want them. Are they something noone is interested in and worth their weight, or are they something scarce that could help me afford bringing the machine home? I cant afford the hobby by keeping every little thing, and enjoy letting pieces go to folks who appreciate them more than me.

The tractor is a Simplicity built Wards....I wouldnt mind having it, but its overpriced and somebody would probably like those weights. I have plenty.
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:52 PM

early Bolens is my guess as well, To answer grumpys question about brand specific parts I refer to Johnny Cashs' Song "I Got It One Piece At A Time". to most collectors mismatched parts and accessories adds nothing to the value of the equipment, maybe not to you, but it is what it is. I wouldn't buy a Massey with Sears wheels, unless I could get it for half price, or less. So the answer is, many people care.


Edited by OkieGt, December 31, 2013 - 06:14 PM.

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:55 PM

I agree its a old style Bolens weight

 

 

Explain to me WHY it matters what Brand a wheel weight is!  Most fit in the 12" wheels of ANY brand and would work fine. Probly not that many actual manufacturers of them, all the brands probly get from same places?? That want of the correct brand always bugged me when guys ask.   I DO see them in plastic coated something, maybe cement and don't care for those, the plastic breaks off in age. I could understand wanting older cast weights then, but myself would use whatever came my way.

 

Most guys like to keep stuff OEM if possible.

For example if I bought a Bolens that had Non OEM tires and weights I would not value it as much as if it had stock parts

I dont think I could ever use a John Deere weight on my Bolens! :D


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 05:55 PM

I agree its a old style Bolens weight

 

 

 

Most guys like to keep stuff OEM if possible.

I dont think I could ever use a John Deere weight on my Bolens! :D

Oh good lord NO, lol


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:28 PM

I dont think I could ever use a John Deere weight on my Bolens! :D

You go by a garage sale and see the 75 pound cast JD weights for 10 bucks. Then get home to glare ice under 6 inches of snow. All you have is a gt with 12" rims, no weight, and a plow.

 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, you wouldn't.  :smilewink:


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:31 PM

You go by a garage sale and see the 75 pound cast JD weights for 10 bucks. Then get home to glare ice under 6 inches of snow. All you have is a gt with 12" rims, no weight, and a plow.

 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, you wouldn't.  :smilewink:

 

I already have Bolens weights for the snow team though! :poke:


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:33 PM

I agree its a old style Bolens weight

 

 

 

Most guys like to keep stuff OEM if possible.

For example if I bought a Bolens that had Non OEM tires and weights I would not value it as much as if it had stock parts

I dont think I could ever use a John Deere weight on my Bolens! :D

 

 

I'm not the 'purist' that Doc is but I agree with that last statement.  That would be blasphemy!

 

I have a few sets of 'Bolens' weights.  Some have BOLENS cast in them, some have no name at all on them, and one set says OLDA.

 

Plus, I have a set of weights that came from a combine on one tractor and they have ROWE and FURY cast in them.

 

As far as I'm concerned, in most cases, weights are weights.


Edited by OldBuzzard, December 31, 2013 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:42 PM

I have 5 sets of these wights I like to see other side of them to tell 100% if there bolens.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:06 PM

You go by a garage sale and see the 75 pound cast JD weights for 10 bucks. Then get home to glare ice under 6 inches of snow. All you have is a gt with 12" rims, no weight, and a plow.

 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure, you wouldn't.  :smilewink:

Yeah, I would buy them and then trade them or sell them for some BIG $$!






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