How much weight
Posted February 26, 2017 - 07:26 PM
Posted February 26, 2017 - 08:21 PM
I believe the limiting factor is what you can lift.
I doubt you can lift all the 3-point will hold - I know I can't
Posted February 26, 2017 - 09:19 PM
Not sure if this helps, For my 78 Roper 20T I installed a 2" receiver and had a wide single axle trailer with a 1988 Craftsman II (Dry weight is 742 lbs), so with the tool box, and wet weight I would guess close to 800. Not sure what the tongue weight was, but it offset the blower weight so much it felt like power steering for the 5 mile ride.
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Posted February 26, 2017 - 10:48 PM
Edited by Tecumseh power, February 26, 2017 - 10:48 PM.
Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:07 PM
Safety, reliability, replacement cost???
Edited by stiemmy, February 26, 2017 - 11:10 PM.
Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:20 PM
Load the rear tires and wheelweights on them.
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Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM
Posted February 27, 2017 - 08:30 AM
Sounds like your trying to do a horses job with a pony. Get rid of half the weight in the bucket and you will be fine.
Posted February 27, 2017 - 08:36 AM
If you already have the wheels loaded, wheel weights and a counter weight on the 3Pt, I have to agree with the others to lessen the bucket load some.
I think the tiller attachment from Sears weighed several hundred pounds so you maybe alright with 200, 250?
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Posted February 28, 2017 - 07:30 AM
Posted February 28, 2017 - 07:54 AM
You can also think about adding another set of wheels/tires to make it duals. That may help with traction, weight and even stability.
I have a small dump bucket on my Suburban, I find the rear tires like to come up off the ground, that's even with loaded tires, wheel weights and my box scraper on the back, but you do have the weight of the loader frame in the center of tractor which may hep you,. mine is all out front.
Posted February 28, 2017 - 05:53 PM
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Posted March 02, 2017 - 02:15 PM
You are way overloading the tractor yes the hydraulics will lift it but think of the strain on the front axle assy wheel bearings steering system plus with little or no wt on the rear wheels (evidenced by no traction) you have no braking, keep in mind its a Garedn tractor not a skid loader. I saw a video once of a guy with a Suburban with an over loiaded loader bucket he was going forward and the front tire hit a rock and he ended up with the tractor on its nose he was very lucky it didn't go completely over on him
Posted March 04, 2017 - 10:45 PM
Posted March 04, 2017 - 10:51 PM
Hi yes they are very handy and I use my PK with a loader all the time much more than I thought I would, enjoy your tractor and be careful