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#1 CanadianHobbyFarmer OFFLINE  

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Posted April 24, 2016 - 10:56 PM

I just put the finishing touches on some homemade wheel weights and got them mounted. They worked out to 24lbs each. I also have 40lbs of Rv anti-freeze in each rear tire, for a total of 64lbs per side. I bought the plow off Kijiji late last summer. The guy I got it from had built a new adjuster link for it out of aluminum. It actually worked fine until I tried to reverse with it in the ground, then it ripped out the threads. I grabbed a piece of steel that had an offset bent into it out of my scrap pile, cut it to length, welded a nut  onto it and was back in business. I am sure many of you have seen straighter furrows, but I am happy with the results. I did run out of gas, or I would have finished. I was in second gear, low range, about 3/4 throttle and she did a great job in my opinion.

 

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Posted April 25, 2016 - 04:01 AM

Nice job plowing!

The wheel weights look good too! Brake rotors?


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 04:16 AM

Good to see dirt being turned over!


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 07:07 AM

Nice job plowing!

The wheel weights look good too! Brake rotors?

 

Yes they are brake rotors, with some concrete added. They were originally on the front of the truck in the second picture. I welded pieces of pipe over 4 of the original bolt holes before I poured the concrete. This way the bolts are holding onto steel, not concrete

 

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Posted April 25, 2016 - 09:42 AM

Looks like good fun, hope to be plowing or tilling within the next week here. Great job on the weights and plowin.

Noel
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Posted April 25, 2016 - 09:47 AM

Very ingenious weights :thumbs: Turning dirt is a learning curve, your well on your way :thumbs:


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 11:43 AM

Looks good - glad you got to enjoy some seat time


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