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#1 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 08:23 PM

May latest hobby is collecting cast iron wheel weights!
When I can get them cheap!

The MTD cost me the most at $75 for the pair.
But I got a complete 990 with the purchase!
The Bolens no name weights cost me $60.
The Jacobsen / Ford were listed on C / L for $35!
With shipping and handling I gave $80.
He was asking $60. But after making him lug them down to the post office, I gave him an extra $20!
I really wanted them!
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But the real deal was the Simplicity front weights!
With clamps and hardware, I gave $20 for the pair!
Seller said he sold the tractor and the buyer didn't want the weights?
He said someone must want them!
Yup, that would be me!
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Posted January 08, 2016 - 09:17 PM

I have a wheel weight collection too.
In it are:
5 pairs of Springfield 25 pound each
2 pair Simplicity 35 pounders (scrap price)
Pair of Gravely 45 pounders (scrap price)
Pair of FMC 53 pounders (scrap price)
Pair of Wheel Horse 53 pounders
Pair of custom (redrilled) cast iron 63 pounders (scrap price)
And a few pairs of Farmall 40 pounders I use as outside wheel weights.
It's quite a heavy hobby lol, and like you I sought out the deals. Half of my weights came out of scrap yard.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, January 08, 2016 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted January 08, 2016 - 10:19 PM

Not to many weights for pick up here in my area. Would like to get some, but not to popular around here. Nice collection.

Noel

Edited by propane1, January 08, 2016 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 05:38 AM

Not to many weights for pick up here in my area. Would like to get some, but not to popular around here. Nice collection.
Noel

Not too many in my area either.
Probably 1 in 100 garden tractor buyers bought wheel weights.
And to most people thier just invisible! They put no value on them and, just throw them away!
The kid that sold me the MTD probably didn't even know they were there!
I've got other weights as well but the concrete filled plastic ones just aren't the same!
Front weights are rarer still. And, those Simplicity weights are often missing the clamps.
Simplicity rims are made with a ridge to hold those weights.
But I believe they can be bolted to most any small rim through the other holes.

What's scrap price in West Virginia?

Joe
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Posted January 09, 2016 - 09:14 AM

I will just post this as I am not familiar with weight sizes,,,although I do have a set on the MIGHTY SS16

So do you collectors of the weights paint them up and display? Hang on the shed? A brightly coloured weight garden?

 

 

$85 CDN= $57 USD

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Edited by Jazz, January 09, 2016 - 09:23 AM.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 09:20 AM

I have a set of lead wheel weights from the moto mower. Heavy sucker...
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Posted January 09, 2016 - 09:36 AM

[quote name="Jazz" post="640977" timestamp="1452348853"]I will just post this as I am not familiar with weight sizes,,,although I do have a set on the MIGHTY SS16
So do you collectors of the weights paint them up and display? Hang on the shed? A brightly coloured weight garden?
 
 I'll just paint them up nice and, put them on a tractor!
I don't think I'd collect more than I actually have a use for.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What's scrap price in West Virginia?
Joe

At the time it was $400 a ton to buy from the scrap yard. So wheel weights came out to cost me around $25 a pair.
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Posted January 09, 2016 - 04:36 PM

So.....This is why we can't find wheel weights reasonable for use on our worker GT's.....Some folks are "collecting" them! :wallbanging: 


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Posted January 09, 2016 - 05:22 PM

So.....This is why we can't find wheel weights reasonable for use on our worker GT's.....Some folks are "collecting" them! :wallbanging:

All my tractors are workers.
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Posted January 10, 2016 - 01:48 PM

So.....This is why we can't find wheel weights reasonable for use on our worker GT's.....Some folks are "collecting" them! :wallbanging:


That's just what I was thinking.
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Posted January 10, 2016 - 06:05 PM

I'm sure the scrap man collects a lot more than all the rest of us combined!

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Posted January 20, 2016 - 08:52 AM

I went through a cast weight collecting phase myself. For a while I felt that my tractors all needed their own original style wheel weight and ended up spending too much on some of them. It is always a nice bonus when a tractor comes with them.

I've heard people say that a weight should go for about $1/lb. For cast garden tractor weights it can be less but also several times more if they are sought after.


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Posted January 20, 2016 - 02:50 PM

Garden tractor weights are screwy pricing. At scrap yard the price is always reasonable though. I try not to pay over $100 a pair for garden tractor wheel weights purchased from an individual. And usually stick to $1 per pound rule.
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Posted January 20, 2016 - 05:54 PM

I have a few sets of weights myself, mostly for the Bolens tractors.

 

One set that came on a Bolens G11 I bought have OLDA cast into them. I guess that's the foundry but I'm not sure.

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The other 'odd ball' set came from a combine, but they fit the 12" wheels just fine.  Some folks say that they are 105# and others say 110# each, but I've never weighed them.  They have E Rowe Foundry cast in them.

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Here is one of them setting next to a Bolens 55# weight.

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Here is what they look like when mounted on a Bolens Large frame.
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