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#16 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2016 - 11:47 AM

If the left weights sticks out past the tire even 1" on the left... I will hit it on the steel post when getting the new holland in and out of where it is parked currently. See my problem Doug? Lol

I see the problem.  You need to remove that pole!


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Posted March 17, 2016 - 11:52 AM

I see the problem.  You need to remove that pole!


Set in concrete, it won't give. This winter I hit one of them with the Farmall Cub wheel weight and that only sticks out 3/4" past the tire lol. (I thought it was even is why that happened)
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Posted March 18, 2016 - 07:15 AM

Noel, we know the Ford LGTs pull good!! I don't use any weight on my 125 and it pulls the plow with ease. The diesel, that rigI do on my is just plain heavy!! With out any weight the Tractor weighs in at 1050 pounds. Add 50#+ wheel weights and my Duff it's knocking on 1400 pounds.
Casey, if that rig has hi and low range, and spins easily in low, put in high to stop the over powering traction. This is what I do on both my Fords. It settles them down nicely. i dont think I would want to race my 125 against the 165, that 125 is an animal!!!
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Posted March 18, 2016 - 10:29 AM

No high / low range on the New Holland. I know with turfs on it and no weight, it will not move a 1300 pound utility trailer on level slighly wet ground.

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 01:41 PM

You need lots of weight then, I think. I know that while I am cutting grass on hilly terrain while turning around bushes and trees, that my lgt tractors with turf tires don't slip or do I get stuck, but, with my yt16h ford tractor with turf tires is normally slipping or stuck and you have to back up or change direction to get around trees and bushes that are on hilly terrain. Now the tractors have the same physical size, but the lgt tractor is much heaver than the yt16h. Sorry if I got off topic.

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Posted March 19, 2016 - 07:11 AM

What I experienced is it seems that the front is too heavy for the weight in the rear. Adding 30-50 pounds a side and getting ag tires will totally change it. When I regraded the drive, I used a 5 shank cultivater to break up the hard pan. With 30 pound weights and chains on the turfs.
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Posted March 19, 2016 - 03:14 PM

I run 23x10.50 Goodyears on my 226. They are filled with WW fluid and a set of Deere weights on each side. That was plenty pulling a 10" plow in the concrete we had last plow day.

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Had no issues today with this. 10" brinly, bolens h14 with equal weight on each side. However bolens has a screw in diff lock.

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Posted March 24, 2016 - 07:06 PM

You need to find a bigger parking spot! :smilewink:


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