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Posted January 28, 2016 - 06:36 AM

I put the chains on the 2418 PK last night and was wondering if there would be any advantage to move the wheel weights to the outside by changing the adjustable rims and to a wider track ? Right now the tries are filled , one is foam filled , 2 50lb weights each side mounted inside the rim   ( if I just swapped them as is and turned them they would be closer )  Would the wider track and weights further to the outside  help at all  ?. No problem going to wide the plow is 6' . I could also change the front tires side to side to get a wider track without much trouble . I try to keep the narrow because the bucket is 36"

 

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 06:49 AM

Not sure I understand what kind of help you are seeking...

Setting the wheels out would make the tractor more stable on hillsides.  If you are just wanting more traction you'll need more weight.

More width won't help with more traction.   

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 08:40 AM

If you mount them in the wide position would it make it easier to remove the weights. I'm not sure if you change wheels/weights with the seasons or not. As far as traction goes, the biggest thing you could do would be to add chains. Hands down the best way to improve traction IME. 


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Posted January 28, 2016 - 09:13 AM

Weight and chains


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Posted January 28, 2016 - 09:32 AM

Width just adds stabitity, Chains and extra weight is what you need for better traction.Off course the further out back of the tractor helps as well. [think of the see saw effect or pipe onto a wrench etc:]


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Posted January 28, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Yea , really wasn't sure if the weights further to the outside and tread width would help , forgot to say I also have a concrete weight box on the 3 point  I can position that further towards the rear by turning it around .



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Posted January 28, 2016 - 01:07 PM

Moving the weight back will gain you a little. Just watch you don't get light in the front.

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Posted January 28, 2016 - 06:00 PM

I flip mine to the wider stance because I want that extra clearance for the chains. Also on my rims it puts the valve stem on the inside giving more options for wheel weight.
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Posted January 29, 2016 - 06:44 AM

 

Moving the weight back will gain you a little. Just watch you don't get light in the front.
 

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With the fel snow plow attachment I have plenty of weight out front . I do have one more pair of the same size weights that are mounted on the inside . Those came off the 3400 Ford .  After reading the loader manual for the PKs loader they really want you to weight it down ! Here's a screen shot from the manual .  With filled rear tires +270 lb   +  200lb wheel weights plus my homemade concrete weight on the 3 point is nowhere near 450lb but it looks like the factory wants you to add over 900 lb to the tractor !

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