Have a Speedex with their version of 3pt with locked arms, don't swivel. I want to drop a rod accross the ends to put on lifting weights. They seem cheap when I see in Walmart and places. Thinking about 6 or 8" size. Will that be about 10lbs each or ?? Was thinking of getting 6 now and maybe more later if they mount OK. These are cast weights. I see the plastic ones too, but if like wheelweights, they may split and filler comes out?? Wouldn't rust for sure, but worried about durability in cold. Would need a 3/4 or 5/8" shaft and not sure strong enough. Guess I could use bigger shaft, weld bolts on ends to drop down and fit the arm ends. What think? I'm using a blade on tractor and have chains too. How much weight should one be considering for such a deal? The 3pt goes down when the blade goes up, so might make it work easier, not sure. That is one reason I don't want big diameter weights, so they don't hit ground when blade lifted.
Weights for lifting work?
Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:17 PM
Posted November 02, 2015 - 07:55 PM
Check at a Salvation Army or good will store. Most of them don't sell and when they get them in they go outside in their scrap pile and eventually go to the scrap yard. Can usually get them for nothing if you buddy up with one of the good workers.
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Posted November 02, 2015 - 08:43 PM
I'm not familiar with the Speedex tractors or their 3 pt setup. Does it in fact have a 3rd point? A 5 gallon bucket set vertical with a rod through it near the bottom and a bracket set into it to pick up the top link and then filled with concrete would give you a lot of weight for a lot less money, assuming that this will work with your 3 pt.
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Posted November 02, 2015 - 09:52 PM
Edited by glgrumpy, November 02, 2015 - 09:57 PM.
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Posted November 02, 2015 - 10:09 PM
Posted November 03, 2015 - 02:50 AM
Is that factory or home brewed?
Posted November 03, 2015 - 03:36 AM
go to the cast iron pile at the scrap yard. I have seen them there many times.
Posted November 03, 2015 - 04:27 AM
Still have the sales slip get ready to take them back
try CL always weights on there and for a lot less $$ and even free
I have seen both the plastic filled as well as the steel
and Nice rectangle shape these fit nice in a weight box
Posted November 03, 2015 - 07:15 AM
Posted November 03, 2015 - 08:18 AM
That is a Speedex made hitch, used on several models, yet some have diff lift arm positions and are manual or hydro, depending on the tractor set-up. It swivels on the same two bolt/pins on frame or axle as the standard lift parts do, just go wide instead of being square. With arms that don't move, attachments must all have the same width I guess?? Kinda like a Sears hitch, different, but works.
The blade has down pressure now, not enough to lift tractor, think because of the link length really, but does push down hard on level surface. We'll see if an issue.
Posted November 04, 2015 - 06:41 PM
Edited by glgrumpy, November 04, 2015 - 06:44 PM.
- WNYTractorTinkerer said thank you