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#1 superiorpower OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2014 - 01:41 AM

Hey guys (and gals), I am wanting to add wheel weights but can't afford the real cast iron wheel weights. Anyone have any ideas of makeshift wheel weights? I would be willing to design an extension to bolt to the hub. Primarily this would be going onto a Sears 10/6. I considered using some old car brake rotors but I don't think they have enough weight. I am trying to keep the back end of my machine open so I can use attachments. Any ideas?


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 05:07 AM

Welcome to GTT.

If you go to the search box and type "wheel weights" you will find many threads on home-made wheel weights.


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 06:28 AM

Heres what I made and use on GT's and on my compact tractor. The cast iron weight lifting plates are getting hard to find here at a reasonable price. http://gardentractor...eight brackets


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 08:38 AM

You could also look into fluid filling the tires, there was a thread on here about using rv antifreeze, I was always going to try it but I have never had the time or need for it yet.

 

Also maybe look around for front wheel weights for a bigger antique tractor, I have some front weights off of a Minneapolis Moline, they weigh around 90lbs each and they fit right into a 12" rim.

 

Good luck


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Posted March 04, 2014 - 05:58 PM

I have windshield washer fluid in my tires, and it works well!


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Posted March 05, 2014 - 03:23 PM

I did some searching on Google and found some great ideas! Thanks!



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Posted April 29, 2014 - 06:08 AM

Here is my solution.  They are adapters for the rear wheels that allow you to mount barbell weights.  Been making them for  about 3 years now.  Mike G.






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