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Posted May 22, 2011 - 05:56 PM

Thought I would share some pics of the cast iron weights I currently have.
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The large stack of window weights has 48x5Lb. I have another 20 of these to get. Small stack is 11x7lbs. I have to figure a way to use these with my tractors.

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 06:58 PM

WOO, if you can throw these WEBB's around do not want to be on your bad side.LOL

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Posted May 22, 2011 - 07:04 PM

I can throw it, but I have to watch where my toes are. LOL

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 12:11 AM

When you figure out how to use the window weights on your tractors let me know, I have been working on that dilemma for a while now lol. I do know a friend of mine used about 4 of them bolted to the top back side of his snow blade to get some bite one winter. He of course bolted them through the hole they have. I think about the only other way to use them on a garden tractor is in some sort of weight box that hangs off either the front or back of the tractor.
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Posted May 23, 2011 - 04:41 AM

Those MEBB'S are cool looking weights.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 05:07 AM

If you have four of the WEBB scale testing weights, then I suggest that you design a bracket to bolt onto the rear of your tractor to hold them. Those are somewhat like having suitcase style weights except they don't hook onto the weight bracket.

As for the long, round weights...... those are suitable only for a weight box. Figure out how you want to place them in a weight box and then dimension the box accordingly. You could have them standing vertically in the box and then pour sand all around them to increase the weight that much more.
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Posted May 23, 2011 - 05:14 AM

Thanks, Maynard. Casey, A box is what I was thinking of, guess I'll ponder this some and see if any more suggestions come up. I have some of the old bed frame angle iron. One set I'm not sure if I want to cut up, as it is a Simmons with steel wheels.
The Webb makes a good anvil for straightening metal. I saw one like the thirty pounder on epay for good money.

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Posted May 23, 2011 - 05:28 AM

If you know anyone in the elevator business they use cast iron weights for testing and commissioning elevators. We recently had our 3 elevators redone at work and the guys doing them were lugging free weights ( 4500lbs) on and off the first elevator. They were like 20kg or 50 lbs. For the last 2 they had a wheeled dollies that held about 500lbs. The weights were stacked up in the basement and one of the guys jokingly said help yourself to those loose weights. If I had a way to get them home I would have taken him up on his offer.
What about casting those window weights into a concrete wheel weight. Concrete is about 1/4 the density of cast iron so you could end up with a pretty substantial weight if the shape would work.
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Posted May 23, 2011 - 06:30 AM

The five lb. weights are just long enough that you could only get one, maybe two for a wheel weight. Probably best to use them in a box or as added weight to implements. Keep the ideas coming. This can be a good brain storming session.




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