And if so- what's the limit?
I was just thinking the other day, I have an option for a deal on some rear cast iron wheel weights.
I don't really need them- I've already got 50 lb rear cast weights on the tractor, as well as fluid filled tires(??? weight), and up to 160 pounds ballast I can hang off the back. That's waaay more than enough.
But this is America and more is better? Right? Just kidding! From a philosophical standpoint, when do you get too much of a good thing?
I was thinking if I got the cast weights cheap enough, mounting them on the inside of the rims. They are not the 50 lb ones, I figure 20-40 lbs tops and should have wide enough center holes to clear the axles.
At very least I wouldn't need to mount the pocket weights off the back. Also- I cut on some very high angle slopes. The added stability on the wheels would be nice.
So... just out of curiosity- what happens when you really put a lot of weight on tires traction wise. Does it just dig in and make holes in the ground?
I'm not suggesting adding ballast weight off the frame which is loading the axles and bearings, I am talking about rim sprung weight only (but people who have put alot of weight off the frame/ rear hitch- please chime in)
Just curious for those guys who have mounted a bunch of barbell weights off their GT's, etc...I've seen some pretty crazy looking setups on google searches, and wonder how they well they work! I'm also seen those JD stackable rear weights. I'm sure someone had some sitting around and mounted a bunch. How did the tractor work?
Edited by dualresponse1731, July 16, 2016 - 05:17 PM.