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#1 Curtis1480 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 09:58 AM

Just finished making a weight bracket. Attaches to the 3 point mounting pins. I used 10   2"x4"x18" solid steel bars for the weights. Somewhere around 350 lbs for the weights plus bracket. I think ill be doing well this winter. 

 

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Looking good.

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Good looking set up.  Been thinking of building something similar for my H16XL with a blade for this winter.  I have 5 - 44lb. suitcase type weights I could use.  They are old frame attachment weights for the Farmall H and M tractors.



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 11:03 AM

I had planned on using suitcase weights but it turned out to be cost prohibitive. Where you already have the weights it would be ideal to use them.



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Nice set up! I like those weights!



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Outstanding set up!



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Nice setup! They tuck in closer than suitcase weights would.

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Posted November 08, 2015 - 03:27 PM

By gollie, that should hold the rear down for some traction!



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Posted November 08, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Nice weight rack.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 07:46 PM

What a clever design. I have a 54 inch plow on my S-16H and had the best luck with just chains and wheel weights. I think that is mostly because the rack my neighbor let me borrow from his machine had a bar that goes up and around (think like a roll bar in a Shelby Cobra) and anytime I got on or off it it I would constantly smash my head into it.

 

I think the weights I have now are 50 per side and I also use chains and chain tensioners on the rear only. 



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Posted December 12, 2015 - 09:28 AM

I have 50lbs of wheel weights per side and the tires are also loaded with 66lbs each of rim guard (beet juice). I also run chains. Last year i found the wheel weight,  loaded tires and chains combo just wasnt enough with 300+lbs of snowblower hanging out over the front. So this year i decided to go all out and put more agressive tires on along with the added weight rack. A lot more weight is needed with the snow blower as opposed to a plow blade due to the massive weight of the blower.


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 11:06 AM

I put my weight box on my three point hitch so it hangs off the back a bit further. Works great! Much better weight distribution for grip on the drive wheels!

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Posted April 21, 2016 - 09:41 AM

This machine keeps getting nicer and nicer every time I look at it.

How did your setup workout for you this winter?

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 05:30 PM

We had pretty limited snow this year but, the few times I did use it i couldn't find an incline it wouldn't crawl right up! It made an incredible difference, very happy it. I have found however that it is way too much weight when the blower isn't on there, guess ill have to pull a few weights out and replace them with a block of wood until the blower goes back on.


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