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#1 CanadianHobbyFarmer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2016 - 07:12 PM

I was doing some spring cleaning, moving some scrap metal, when I picked up an old brake rotor off my 98 GMC K25000. My first thought was, damn that is a heavy rotor, followed closely by, how big around is it? The bathroom scale puts them at 18 pounds each. Mounted on my ag's that have 40 pounds each of RV anti-freeze, that will give me 58 pounds per wheel. I do plan to clean them up and paint them before they are mounted.

 

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Posted April 02, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention!
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Posted April 02, 2016 - 07:56 PM

That is a super idea!

 

Plus, if the center were cut out they could be stacked for extra weight.  I think I'm going to be rummaging through the scrap bins at the brake places........


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Posted April 02, 2016 - 08:58 PM

I was thinking of doin' that to my WH when I got it finish, I want to see how ya mount them
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Posted April 02, 2016 - 10:04 PM

That is a super idea!

 

Plus, if the center were cut out they could be stacked for extra weight.  I think I'm going to be rummaging through the scrap bins at the brake places........

 

These are off a 4x4, they have a huge opening in the center already, no bearing hub like on a 2wd rotor. They are going on a Bolens tube frame, which has a lockable differential, but you need to be able to reach the left axle hub to lock it, so these will work perfect. For mounting them, the wheels have 4 square holes for carriage bolts to mount weights and these are 8 lug rotors. The bolt circle on the rotors is a bit smaller than on the wheels, so the bolts will sit on a bit of an angle, but I don't think it will be a problem. If you want to stack them, you could put a second rotor on top and use the other four bolt holes to hold them together.

 

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Posted April 05, 2016 - 05:26 AM

Oh boy, a bolens with a big brake kit upgrade! Should stop on a dime! :D


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Posted April 06, 2016 - 01:34 PM

thats a great idea , i also have anti freeze in the rear tires of my bolens 1886 and was wondering how to add a little more weight without spending an arm and a leg. Thanks for the idea, my local auto repair shop has 100's of old rotors they pile up till they get them hauled away ...guess where i'll be heading soon


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