Last week posted this thread to get some feedback as to what happens with a lot of weight:
Anyways... Got some front wheel weights. And mounted my old rear wheel weights, AND scored a deal on some MORE jd rear weights.
Yes- I know that is overkill, but I figured I could use the JD rear wheel weights on the JD. For fun, I mounted them ALL on the FORD to see what would happen.
I was originally going to get 2 cub cadet 25 lb weights, but when that fell through and 2 JD 65 lb weights became available for LESS- the devil made me pull the trigger!
WAY TOO MUCH WEIGHT! So I put them on-
My first instinct was to cover my ears waiting for a tire to pop, but was surprised to learn the tractor handled REALLY well. It settled down any instability on off camber hills. The rear wheels do not spin or tear up the yard at all. This especially true with the tow behind offest mower. It does not plow the front tires forward in turns and does not spin tires. Ever. THE TRACTOR HANDLES BETTER THAN MY 4WD X728JD!!!!! For the first time ever, I do not feel the need to sit sideways on the seat to keep the tractor from flipping!
I did check the tire weight capacity for the carlisle tires. they are rated around 1500 a piece. Assuming the tractor weights 900+ 200 (I weighted them 50 white outer weight + 65 yellow inner weight + 85 tire with fluid) each rear tire+ 150 me it should be okay. If I ever get around to mounting a cat-0 rear hitch, I will removed rear weight accordingly.
So it was a fun experiment! I will probably take the rear inboard JD weights off to put on the JD at some point, but this setup really makes the tractor seem solid. So the current setup is this- two JD green front suitcase weights, two front bolens type weights, and two rear weights!
Again- this lets me pull the offset 66 inch mower around some really steep hills with no slipping at all!!!!
Please excuse the circus like colors of the blue ford, green JD front weights, Orange AC rockershaft, and Yellow inner weights. Looks like a clown car!!!!!
Edited by dualresponse1731, July 24, 2016 - 08:21 PM.