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#1 1mathom1 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 05, 2015 - 09:52 AM

Anybody ever fab up a front weight rack?    I have a 2414 with wheel weights all around but every now and then think a bit more front weight would be in order.  (They were not on the tractor when I took the profile pic).      Thought it might be interesting to fab a rack that would hold some "mini" suitcase style weights cut from plate steel.    Don't really want to modify my front bumper.


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Posted November 05, 2015 - 11:07 AM

I made one for my Masseys. Pictures under the posting " weight change".


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Posted November 08, 2015 - 08:53 AM

How about right on that bumper out front? Those are pretty tough, but don't really have too much for bolts to mount on frame I guess.  OR, remove that one, make similar out of heavier stock and mount back farther on frame sides? My old Speedex's have a frame that mounts on the "Axle" believe it or not with two big 1/2" bolts and sticks out from tractor a ways with a guard on front. Kind of a carry-all or can put weights in it too. Have pix on here in Speedex section I think. the newer plastic kings have a similar to old bumper and it is on the axle also, but is all welded on. It is heavier than the old style, but don't stick out as far.



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Hi I'm curious what are using your PK for that you need more wt on the front? I know when I use my brinly 10" plow with the Suburban I need additional wt but havn't need any for the PK yet.



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Posted November 11, 2015 - 10:17 AM

My tandem disc causes it to get a bit light in some soils.   I also use it to pull trailers around and my 16' car hauler, particularly when I have some construction debris on it,  gets the front end light.


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Posted November 11, 2015 - 01:44 PM

Hi , ok now I understand like a grownup, that makes sense, I noticed on my PK's older one being a 76 and the other a 84 model that the front bumper has less than 1" between it and the grill on the 76 and the 84 has about 3+ inches of space, one think to watch if that's how you attach the wt is the bumper is only held on by a 3/8" bolt  to a tab that is welded to the frame. Mine has no wts but somehow the weld that holds the tab on broke so it would be a place to watch.



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 09:20 PM

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Here is the bracket I made for my Jim Dandy, the Land Pride blade I bought was a little heavier then I thought it was. I used 1"x 2" rectangular tubing and built a sub frame and then hung the weight on the front of it. I secured the weights with to pieces of all-thread and wing nuts. 






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