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#1 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 02:40 PM

I have come across some FMC embossed Ŵheel weights.

I am guessing these are for the rear wheels? Are these 50lbs weights? Also,are they ok for tube frames BOlens?

Any help appreciated.






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Posted January 27, 2015 - 02:54 PM

Those wheel weights should be compatible with most (probably all) of the tube frames.  They mount with standard carriage bolts and the spacing (between bolts) seems to be almost uniform with most of the garden tractor wheels of the era.  Admittedly, I'm still new to garden tractors in general, but  I have those weights on my G10 set up for plowing snow and they work great.  Also, I believe they are just a touch over 50 lbs. each.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 02:57 PM

Those wheel weights should be compatible with most (probably all) of the tube frames.  They mount with standard carriage bolts and the spacing (between bolts) seems to be almost uniform with most of the garden tractor wheels of the era.  Admittedly, I'm still new to garden tractors in general, but  I have those weights on my G10 set up for plowing snow and they work great.  Also, I believe they are just a touch over 50 lbs. each.


Thanks. I am also new to this game as well. Learning fast too!
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 03:06 PM

It's definitely become an addiction quickly!  I'm amazed at how strong the G10 is despite the fact that it would be considered one of Bolens midsize economy units.  I live in the city with 250 ft. of 5 ft. wide sidewalk and clearing the snow is no longer a job, it's another opportunity to play with the Bolens :thumbs:


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 03:15 PM

Addictive is the word. I might have to go to a BAC (Bolens Anoymous Clinic) if I carry on like this!
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 03:16 PM

Those wheel weights will fit both tubeframes and Large Frames with 12" wheels. Original equipment design called for the use of J-bolts to retain them, but that meant that you would have to install the nuts on the backside of the wheel with the wheel still on the tractor. I have found that the carriage bolt suggestion is MUCH easier to accomplish. I personally always use the Ny-lock nuts on the carriage bolts inserted from the backside of the wheel. A self-locking nut like that makes sure the weights stay where you want them.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 04:13 PM

That's a nice find,those ones with FMC on them are a little harder to find than the ones with Bolens on them,just curious what do they sell for over your way
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 04:22 PM

He want £50 ($76) for the two. There are no bolts though. The guy also got a Bolens Plow for turning the'soil. Yet to see photos. He's after £200 ($304) for it. In the UK, plow is spelt Plough and I really have to think when I type this word out for you guys!

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Posted January 27, 2015 - 04:46 PM

Gee those weights over here typically go for around $100 a pair. But, the 42" front plow only goes for $50-100 around here, funny how prices work.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 04:48 PM

I have a set just like them, I painted mine Red and put them on my Massey.


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Gee those weights over here typically go for around $100 a pair. But, the 42" front plow only goes for $50-100 around here, funny how prices work.



I have edited my post to insert in plow for soil turning. My snow plow cost be just over £100 (-$152) but again attachments over here must be snapped up real quick as they rarely pop up. There are not that many Bolens over here in the UK but there is a small dedicated following.
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:28 PM

Andrew, don't worry too much about the spelling, we pretty much know that there some differences like tyre, colour, plough, etc.

 

Now if you start tossing terms about like "topper" then some guys are going to be confused  :D :D :D

 

BTW, that is a heck of a good price on those wheel weights and I'd advise you to grab them post-haste.

 

ETA:

 

There is no such thing as a "Bolens addiction".  Bolens are like the Borg...you have been assimilated :rolling:  


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:35 PM

OB, already set the wheels in motion so to speak! '

Topper'; I am intrigued!
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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:47 PM

... Topper'; I am intrigued!

 

Check out posts 15-18 in the D200 thread over on the MoM forums :D


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 07:56 PM

Yep good price on weights,grab them
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