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#1 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 10:27 PM

Do any of the old 2 wheelers use a weight or counterweight for certain attachments?

 

I have a weight bench/home gym that I need to get rid of. It's in the basement that I'm trying to finish. I have run out of spots to hide it. It's been for sale on CL multiple times, I think it's just too big for the average home. So, I'm thinking the weights on this could work for a walk behind, maybe. They are 10 pound weights, about 8" wide by 4" deep by 1" thick. They have a large (1 & 1/4"?) hole in the center, and two smaller holes towards the outside. I'll get exact measurements and pics in a bit.

 

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 11:13 PM

You do know that if you sell this you will get fat and ugly in a short time, right? 

 

We couldn't take it if you looked worse than you do now.  :D

 

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 11:15 PM

lots of the walkers had counter weights for things like plowing, tilling and some other things where you needed a little help maintaining balance. Unfortunately most of them where purpose built and fit on things like the handle bars or some bracket on the front. Some simple ones were like the Wards units had that were just a large piece of shafting with a pair of flat irons weld to them. Others like the DB used a normal wheel weight mounted on top of the handle bars by a J bolt. Im sure there are others I don't remember or know about. I made the one on the front of my Mighty Man, the one on the Handiman is a factory setup.

 

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Posted January 06, 2015 - 11:55 PM

Someone might be able to use them on a pulling gt, I know I could find a way to mount them to my Wheel Horse.


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 03:05 AM

Think I'll just hang out here and wait for Cats rebuttal to Ben's post.

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 05:33 AM

I used a stack of those weights last winter on the back of the FF to plow. Helped a lot.

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 07:31 AM

If we all spent the same amount of time working out as we spend on GTT we'd all look like the Hulk. So who's gonna be the first to start us off. But seriously I see lots of pullers using weights like that during pulls and they could definitely come in handy with GT's at home.
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Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:09 AM

WOW cat you really let your self go ..... you give a whole new meaning to ..... fat cat .    Well that's the rummer  ben started .

 

 

sorry can't help my self

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Cat, you could save the weights to use for counter weight on the tractors and scrap the metal from the gym set. We are using the weights from the gym set we had to hold down the pool cover and scrapped the rest. People just don't buy the gym sets much anymore for some reason. 


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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:24 AM

The weights are 10 pounds each. They measure 9.5" x 5" x 1". The center hole is 1&5/8". The outer holes are 5" center to center. Those are 1" diameter, with a plastic bushing that reduces it down to 3/4". I have 15 total.

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 01:38 PM

I'ld like some of those, but shipping makes it non-workable.  That looks like pretty expensive gym to just junk!  Lots of people do buy those and find out it is too much work and not the Fun shown in ads. BUT, they still keep offering them, people still buy them, and most end up in Yard Sales next year or two, for next guy to buy and go thru the same cycle.  Stationary bikes are one of worst. We have one, bought for wife, never really used. G-kids hop on once in awhile, just to do something when here. Those being square and not round is nicer and easier to build mounts and keep tucked in.  Oh, well, I'll have to pass and look around this summer in the sales, ha!



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Posted January 07, 2015 - 06:53 PM

I think I must have scored a home run, some people are speechless today!  :poke:

 

Cat, you might think that having a signature that mentions a "Smarthanbenphone" is a remarkable acute observation, I have news for you: nearly every phone they make now is smarter than Ben and you combined. 

 

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Posted January 07, 2015 - 06:53 PM

I've had the gym for 10 years, it gets used twice a week up until I got a wall mount bowflex. Paid $300 for it, was trying to get $200 for it. That's not going well.



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Posted January 07, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Sure could use a gym like that to get ready for spring plowing!

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Posted January 10, 2015 - 08:54 PM

Stationary bikes make a great place to hang your wet towel in the morning.





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