Posted December 27, 2015 - 01:56 PM
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Posted December 27, 2015 - 04:22 PM
Wheel weights will greatly help out. Are you using ag tires or turf? Factory AC wheel weights go around 25-26 lbs. each. Personally I woud add 50-75 lbs per whel in weights. Of course the land your going to be plowing will make a difference as well.
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Posted December 27, 2015 - 04:45 PM
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Posted December 28, 2015 - 10:23 PM
The axle tube is one of the weak points on the Simplicity/AC rear axles. I would avoid putting on anymore weight than required to accomplish your goal. AG tires are almost a necessity. If you have fluid in the wheels I would try it with no additional weight and see what happens. You can always add more external weights as needed. I have plowed some fields with no additional ballast (just good AG tires) and I only weigh around 150 pounds. At another event I could have used maybe 40- 50 lbs per wheel. Some of your success will depend on getting your RH differential slip adjusted to the right "sweet spot."
Edited by ACmowerguy, December 28, 2015 - 10:24 PM.
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Posted December 28, 2015 - 11:22 PM
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Posted December 29, 2015 - 02:46 AM
The Craftsman GT6000 was one of those tractors in my fleet that I deemed not collectible, let's make it do hard labor. Who knew I would rip the engine I bought it for... out... to keep the transaxle I thought I could break lol.
Always remember this rule when weighting any tractor, especially open differential jobs. Set the back tires on bathroom scales to determine the "light side" and weight it accordingly to even out the distribution of weight. After that, you will learn which side truly does slip first when plowing, and weight that side accordingly to equalize the "furrow traction." The uphill side usually slips first because of weight transferring to low side and cover crop. The furrow tire sticks into the fresh dirt and gets the best weight transfer for traction. Simple math, I always take pride in that weight game. Enough so that I do own two matching bathroom scales bought just to weigh garden tractors. Lol
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