Edited by DH1, February 11, 2011 - 11:03 PM.
Concrete Wheel Weights
Posted February 11, 2011 - 10:48 PM
Posted February 12, 2011 - 12:32 AM
Posted February 12, 2011 - 09:07 AM
- DH1 said thank you
Posted February 12, 2011 - 10:10 AM
If the ground you are plowing is muddy, as soon as the ag wheel threads get filled, they are like racing slicks and all the weight in the world dosen't help. Now , For Gardening as well as Snow Plowing I keep Chains on my tractor year round, no wheel weights at all and I never have any problem with traction.
Perhaps to a degree it depends on the tractor and type of transmission you have, I don't know. Do You Guys reely think that wheel weights help you? have you seen a noticable difference, with & without?
Posted February 12, 2011 - 07:36 PM
I think maybe the weights could give you too much traction because when I bought the 2418 it had a broken frame which caused the enclosed drive shaft to break the transmission. He must have pulled pretty hard on the 3pt to do that !!!!!
When I bought my 2418 PK the fellow had made rear wheel weights for 16 1/2 x 7 truck brake drums filled with concrete , those thing were heavy ,took them off ,
Posted February 12, 2011 - 09:41 PM
If you make cement weights, try to find a 5 gallon bucket of lead wheel weights and put as many into your form as you can. It's much heavier and will not only help weight, it will help the mass stay in once piece.
Posted February 13, 2011 - 09:15 AM
Posted February 14, 2011 - 08:43 PM
I like the idea of the weights on the inside too. This may be the answer for my wheel weights too. I run the dedicated turfs with chains in the winter. If I run them inboard, the tractor will look clean and they do not have to be removed. What I really need is a junk 12" wheel center that I could build a form out of. Just carbon-load the form, and pour a perfect fitted weight to the rim.
Now that I think of it, I wonder how close a freon tank OD is compared to the rims. That might make a nice form to pour the weights into as well.
Edited by FirefyterEmt, February 14, 2011 - 09:06 PM.