Need ideas for a rear tube frame wieght box build!
Posted December 28, 2010 - 07:40 AM
Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:04 AM
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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:06 AM
Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:13 AM
Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:21 AM
I need the wieght for snowblowing. The tractor is ok without it but the tires do spin at times. I had the same issue last year and made up a temporary wieght bracket. I know theres better ways to add wieght but Im strapped for cash right now. I have alot of steel so I figured I'd make a wieght box. Has anyone one tried to make a wieght for the belly of the tractor? like where the deck would mount? Some wieght in the middle of the tractor might help me steer better with the blower down.
Shouldn't be too hard, but watch how far down it hangs. Easy enough to get hung up in the snow without stuff hanging down.
Posted December 28, 2010 - 09:02 AM
Posted December 28, 2010 - 09:16 AM
I put an underbelly weight system on a tractor that I built.
Has anyone one tried to make a weight for the belly of the tractor?
The weights are made out of 5-sections of 2x3 steel tube that are filled with lead.
This adds 280 pounds to the tractor.
I made up an angle iron frame to hold them.
This frame is fastened under the rear axle.
The weights are slid in from the back.
There is a steel plate that bolts on the back for the 3-point hitch and that keeps the weights in place.
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Posted December 28, 2010 - 09:40 AM
Posted December 28, 2010 - 10:43 AM
That's a nice weight system, JDCrawler. It's neat, out of the way, and easily adjustable if you need some weight but don't want all of it.
Posted December 28, 2010 - 04:48 PM
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Posted December 29, 2010 - 05:52 AM
il put them tire chains on my 1050 and then my fat ass will keep it in traction lol
Posted December 29, 2010 - 07:27 AM
Edited by fonz3482, December 29, 2010 - 07:36 AM.
Posted December 29, 2010 - 08:11 AM
Rust? No, it'll be fine, never heard of this being a problem.
Fastest? Lay them on their side, Break down one side & start pouring
Weight? Mike mentioned above that your size tire otta hold about 40# each
Hope that's enough, good luck
Posted December 29, 2010 - 09:55 AM
ok, so I did some measuring last night and the belly wieght system would be nice but its gonna be alot of work. I have a fully packed garage, no heat, and Im strapped for time soooooo im gonna haft to stick to a rear wieght box or filling tires. Someone mentioned washer fluid? I dont have tire tubes, and just sandblasted and repainted my rear wheels. Will the washer fluid rust my wheels out? Also whats the fastest way to fill them? How much would I need, with 25x10x12 tires? How much wieght will this add?
Put antifreeze in them too maybe just an idea. We also had water in them rear tires in 460 IH farmall and i dont see any problems with them.