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#16 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted December 13, 2016 - 06:31 AM

A bucket filled with sakcrete makes a quick easy weight.
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Posted December 13, 2016 - 09:11 AM

I avoid situations that require backing up hill. The angle shifts weight to the front tires while gravity is trying to hold you at the bottom...

 

But the bucket idea ain't bad  :D 
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Posted December 13, 2016 - 10:34 AM

Or a Factory Brinly dump attachment for added weight??? :D

 

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Posted December 14, 2016 - 07:02 AM

I was going to say something smart alecky about someone riding on the back, but I see your pretty new, so I bit my tongue. If you can get some parts for a bar bell set, they are real easy to adapt to the rear hitch.

You won't offend me... I'm sort of new here, but old in many other places.

 

I think I'm going to try this.  I have some old weights in a corner in the garage, and I'll rig up a pipe of some type to hold them.

 

I also came across a set of weights I might try to snag if I can work out the logistics of getting them picked up.


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Posted December 14, 2016 - 08:20 AM

Some folks adapt the barbell handles w/ the spin-on nut to fit on their rear wheels as well. Just add weight as needed.



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Posted December 14, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Or a Factory Brinly dump attachment for added weight??? :D

 

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I got one of those and planning on restoring it, nice attachment!


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Posted December 14, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Backing up is the worst case when there is something hanging off the front. I try to drive uphill going forward whenever possible when I have the blower on. 


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Posted December 14, 2016 - 04:10 PM

Or a Factory Brinly dump attachment for added weight??? :D

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I had to open that pic... I thought you had painted rocks in all the bolens colors.
Glad i was wrong. Nice gourds.
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Posted December 15, 2016 - 08:13 AM

Or a Factory Brinly dump attachment for added weight??? :D

 

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Man I want one of those attachments, Can't find one anywhere! Its probably hanging off the back of the 900 I'll find someday..... :wallbanging:



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Posted December 15, 2016 - 04:24 PM

Okay, an update.  My son just picked up a set of FMC weights for me that he'll bring home tomorrow. In the meantime, I fabbed a weight box.

 

I used the arms from my mower deck, putting the "L"part of the bracket through the frame mounting points and swinging the adjustment side to the rear. I used a plastic milk crate with the tractor's hitch through one of the holes in the crate, I cut a slit in a piece of flat steel about the same size as the inside of the crate wall I had lying around, and slid it down inside the crate, and stuck the hitch through it, and the pushed a long bolt down through, thus supporting the inside of the crate by the steel. I slid a 1/2" rod through the mower arms and through the crate, and drilled holes in each end and used hitch pins to hold it together.

 

I've got 80# of old weights sitting in the crate, and can add more weight if needed.

 

I'll buy two-link chains if necessary, but I'll see how this works first.

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Posted December 16, 2016 - 07:55 AM

Weight bracket and weights look good.  If it were me I'd still go with 2 link chains.  I think they tend to spin less than 4 link does due to the smaller distance between the cross chains.  With a 4 link I think once a wheel breaks loose its harder to get it to grip again than a 2 link.  Don't know if that makes sense the way its typed or not.


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Posted December 20, 2016 - 01:28 PM

Was wondering how you've made out with the traction

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Posted December 20, 2016 - 04:00 PM

I've got 80 pounds of weights in the home made weight box, and (I think) 50 pounds on each wheel with the FMC weights. I backed up the driveway after a freezing rain event on Saturday with a tiny bit of wheel spin, but the driveway was pretty much solid ice. It was more than acceptable.

 

I think this will work. Two-link chains would be even better, but I'm keeping that purchase in reserve. No snow in the forecast, so it might be a bit before I know for sure.

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Posted December 20, 2016 - 04:16 PM

Loading the tires can be a big help.



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Posted December 20, 2016 - 05:02 PM

I have them loaded with windshield washer fluid. Rim Guard never got back to me on a local dealer, so I went with windshield wash.


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