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#1 steve b OFFLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Hi All,

I have the 42" snow blower on my B 112. I do not have the weights that counter balance it. I was thinking of making some out of 1" steel plate. How much weight do you put back there?



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Posted January 16, 2014 - 05:30 PM

I wouldn't hesitate with a couple hundred. But I don't have any either, but the only thing I use my b112 for is the tiller.

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:52 PM

A couple hundred would never allow you to lower the blower...the facotry counterweight setup for these offered a 23# 'stinger' weight, and room for two optional 25# 'doughnut' weights.  I think Simplicity designed their counterweight system very well.

 
I have found that a stinger and two doughnuts (73#) counters the weight of a 42" blower very, very well, especially if you are using a manual lift system.  I leave my 42" in the 'float' position with this counterweight setup, to blow over frozen turf.  It prevents the blower from biting into the ground, and reduces wear on the shoes when on pavement.  Blowers don't scrape well to begin with, so that is not a concern for me when using the blower.  I would recommend 50-70# of weight in the rear lift.  I used to leave a 1" or smaller diameter rod in the rear lift bracket, with a couple wheel weights on it.  Works great.
 
Also, a stinger and doughnut (48#, total) is perfect for balancing a 46" remote angle blade.  A stinger on it's own (23#) is adequate for a 42" manual angle blade.

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 02:34 PM

Mr. Green,

Thanks. for the info. How long is the 1" bar? Also, do you need to be able to lock the weights at various points along the bar?



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:21 PM

I'm sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you were talking wheel weights.
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Posted January 17, 2014 - 05:31 PM

 

A couple hundred would never allow you to lower the blower...the facotry counterweight setup for these offered a 23# 'stinger' weight, and room for two optional 25# 'doughnut' weights.  I think Simplicity designed their counterweight system very well.

 
I have found that a stinger and two doughnuts (73#) counters the weight of a 42" blower very, very well, especially if you are using a manual lift system.  I leave my 42" in the 'float' position with this counterweight setup, to blow over frozen turf.  It prevents the blower from biting into the ground, and reduces wear on the shoes when on pavement.  Blowers don't scrape well to begin with, so that is not a concern for me when using the blower.  I would recommend 50-70# of weight in the rear lift.  I used to leave a 1" or smaller diameter rod in the rear lift bracket, with a couple wheel weights on it.  Works great.
 
Also, a stinger and doughnut (48#, total) is perfect for balancing a 46" remote angle blade.  A stinger on it's own (23#) is adequate for a 42" manual angle blade.

 

Got any pictures of these weights?



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Here's the stinger and doughnut on my plowing machine

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You can stick any old length of roumd stock in the rear lift, so long as it will hold your weights. I used a chunk of rerod probably around 15" long. A bungee or somethin else can hold them in place, as the rear lift will have that rod angled down a bit when the blower is elevated completely.
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