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#1 FilledTires OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2014 - 04:50 AM

Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know how much weight the rear axle can handle on a LGT Tractor?

I want to build a fixed weight bracket as a ballast for my FEL and want to know how many suitcase weights I can hang off the back before I have to worry about messing up the axle.

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Posted August 21, 2014 - 05:57 AM

Do you know what make/model of rear end it uses. I think it's a Peerless but I don't know the model. it's most likely a 2500 series in which case they rate it at 1500lbs. If you can, add wheel weight and fill your tires. That weight will not be carried by the axle and it's also low which improves stability. You will likely still need rear weight.


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Do you know what make/model of rear end it uses. I think it's a Peerless but I don't know the model. it's most likely a 2500 series in which case they rate it at 1500lbs. If you can, add wheel weight and fill your tires. That weight will not be carried by the axle and it's also low which improves stability. You will likely still need rear weight.

I'm with Brian on this. Knowing which rear end would help in the answer you get. What tractor is it?


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 06:47 AM

 The Eaton 11/Peerless 2500 series has 2 weight ratings depending on wheels/axles 6 lug is 1600# and 5 lug is 1500#. They are VERY VERY Rugged!! The diff in these are bigger than the entire diff assembly in a Cub Cadet one of the most rugged units out there, this is why they are so cherished by pullers nation wide. If I could I would but it wont fit, use them in our pullers !! The design of the planetary diff makes them very good for traction because the wheel speed is so great that is needed to slip the wheel . When one does break traction though it is going to SPIN !! :thumbs:  :smilewink:   


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Posted August 21, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Hi thank you for your info. I don't know the model of the rear end. Where do I find that information? I'd there a tag back there?

I currently have 140# worth of wheel weights and the tires filled with Calcium which I think adds another 200#.

Thanks for your information! Looks like I can add quite a bit more weight.

You guys continue to impress me with your wealth of knowledge.

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Posted August 21, 2014 - 11:28 AM

The tractors I have are Ford LGT 145 Open sided and LGT 165 Close Sided.
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Posted August 21, 2014 - 06:05 PM

The tractors I have are Ford LGT 145 Open sided and LGT 165 Close Sided.

So they are both Hydro's? Now we're getting a good idea of what you have. Keith (skyrydr2) is spot on for these hydros.


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 10:22 AM

So they are both Hydro's? Now we're getting a good idea of what you have. Keith (skyrydr2) is spot on for these hydros.

Kenny, Does Ford make any rear ballast recommendations for using a loader?


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:59 AM

 The more weight and traction you have in the rear WILL directly load the front axle !! The more you can fill the bucket the heavier the load on the front axle and steering NOT GOOD. So Most of the loader companies would say 300# should be enough ... Well I don't know about that , but I do know that if the front steering stuffs are not upgraded you will most likely break a spindle or steering box or both.


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Posted September 05, 2014 - 10:32 AM

I regularly  lift 300 lb boat motors up on the back of my LGT 145 to move them.  And when hanging off my hoist there probably is closer to 600lbs of weight riding on the rear axle plus my 200lb self. 

 

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