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#1 coinman66 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 11:28 PM

I have a 214 with a 37A blower. Do I have to have wheel weights or will it be ok without them?

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 11:32 PM

I ran my 212 with WWF loaded tires and a wooden box that weighed 50 pounds on the hitch, with chains, and never got stuck in three years. 

 

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 11:45 PM

I ran my 212 with WWF loaded tires and a wooden box that weighed 50 pounds on the hitch, with chains, and never got stuck in three years.

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So what's loaded tires?
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Posted December 30, 2015 - 11:51 PM

any thing inside the rear tire besides air.

 

WWF - is windshield washer fiuld

 

some have made box to fit on the rear hitch and load it with sand, metal or cement, etc.

 

I have use a short piece of railroad rail, until I found an old elevator counter weight ( 100 lbs) got two of them


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 12:06 AM

You can make your own wheel weight.

 

I have make a set of concrete wheel weight.

 

to make a set of concrete weights you nee to remove one of the rear tires.

cut some cardboard - one piece to go around inside the rim and another piece to fit over the lug bolt holes.

then put garage bag in the wheel  covering the cardboard.

then you will need two or four pieces of 1/2 pipe ( I used copper pipe) cut to length that you want.

then bolt the pipe to the wheels - there should be four square holes in your rims.

then mix up some ready mix and pore in the garage bag.

 

you can make them as thick as you want - best would be 4" to 6" thick.

 

they will last for many years.  Mine are 20 years old and I still use them.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 12:27 AM

You may get along with just tire chains in Illinois, not much snow. Just don't make as big of cuts while blowing powder.
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 06:51 AM

When I had my 2 SS12's with the snowblowers, I had chains on both and weighs on one of them, the one w/o any weight in the back tires was almost worthless
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 07:44 AM

I have the G12 with the thrower on, loaded tires and chains.  As long as I keep the diff lock screwed in it goes where ever reasonable with no problems.  The H16 with a front blade has JD wheels and tires so no room for chains, just weights.  Haven't used it yet.  G16 has chains only and used as a yard donkey and get along good pulling a yard wagon full of wood.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 08:13 AM

The tribe has spoken. Thanks guys!

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 01:05 PM

Here are some before and after pics. Rattle can paint job. Like to thank Lyall (Glen) for all his help .

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:35 PM

I have 316K with a 49 blower on it. Last year I ran just ag tires and 220 lbs of wheel weights, it did alright in the snow but spun on the ice so this year I added tire chains.
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 05:58 PM

that snowblower is looking good.  should be able to use it soon.

glad to help you


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