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Posted November 29, 2015 - 12:08 AM

I helped a co-worker out Friday. He had recently moved into a new house. The previous owner left a DR mower that had issues. One of the bottom leveling bars had broken and was in the shape of an "S". I had helped the co-worker move a few weeks ago and noticed a few suitcase weights. At the time he asked what the percentage was on me fixing the DR. I said 100% and that I would take the weights as payment. He called me a 'redneck'. This well known; but I do good work.

 

Well, fast forward a couple of weeks; he still wants the DR fixed. Friday, the old Miller Cricket Mig was loaded and the metal was melted. I came home with 6 of these. I have no idea what they where originally used on. I think they weigh ~25 lbs. They are ~8x6.75x2" Any ideas as to the original use or weight?

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 01:39 AM

I'm thinking possibly skid steer counterweights.
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Posted November 29, 2015 - 05:29 AM

The weights look like the Berco suitcase weights.

 

http://www.sears.ca/...014191-700246-5


Edited by teder, November 29, 2015 - 05:37 AM.

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 05:49 AM

Nice score on those! Sears sure is proud of them!


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 06:39 AM

I picked up my set of berco weights on kijiji for $100.  Not a scratch on them!


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 07:14 AM

Nice gravity enhancement set.
Sears US no longer stocks them, but lowes does.

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 09:28 AM

Thanks guys. I had no idea they were gold plated. I'll keep this one to myself. Co-worker had no use for them, but, may be upset to find out the cost.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 09:49 AM

My next question is do I make a mount for the tractor or can I hang these off of the 3 point lift?



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Posted November 29, 2015 - 09:55 AM

I'd make a mount, don't think you want all that hanging weight pushing on the cylinder. You could use the lower 3-point arms for supports, just something solid at the top attachment point.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Don't mean to hijack your thread, but didn't want to post another along the same lines. I've been looking for some counter weights for my loader project. My girlfriend is big on the resale shops, so I asked her to watch for some old barbells for cheap. She did me one better-- a Gold's Gym. Came with 350 pounds of stackable weights and some nice 2x2 steel for my scrap pile. $40. :)

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Nice grab on the weight machine. Hard to find around here for cheap. I wasn't really looking for these; they just happened along. Now if only I could find a set of sears wheel weights for the same deal.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Could they have been hanging on the zero-turn bars that are all bent up now???  I hear those rigs don't go  good on hills, so maybe used on it to keep it going?  Not sure where they would have hung tho.  Sure looks like too much weight for a garden tractor to me. Would think would cause breaking and bending issues on most new ones with all of them on at once. Look nice and neat tho.


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Posted November 29, 2015 - 11:52 AM

here are some pics of the bracket that came with the weights.

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Hope no one hurts their neck standing on their head.

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 02:24 PM

Could they have been hanging on the zero-turn bars that are all bent up now???  I hear those rigs don't go  good on hills, so maybe used on it to keep it going?  Not sure where they would have hung tho.  Sure looks like too much weight for a garden tractor to me. Would think would cause breaking and bending issues on most new ones with all of them on at once. Look nice and neat tho.

 

Unit was similar to this one. Green line is what the bar looked like before fix. Black bar after; connected at both ends, same height as the opposite side. Gave him my standard warrantee, if the welds break, I will repair for the same cost. (free)  :thumbs:   

 

No place to hang any weights on the machine. I looked, thought they may be for hills and such, just no place on machine for them. I told him I was helping keep his place clean.  :D   

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 02:30 PM

here are some pics of the bracket that came with the weights.

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Hope no one hurts their neck standing on their head.

 

Thanks for the picture of the mount. These will probably end up on the back of the Ford LGT 195. As a counter balance for the blower.

 

http://gardentractor...-on-snowblower/

 

Not real sure they are needed as the Ford weights like 1200 pounds. Just could not refuse.






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