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#1 twofitu OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2017 - 07:26 PM

I've got a 73 SS16 with a Wright Way loader on the front and a 3pt hitch on the back. My question is how much weight can the 3pt handle. I've had 560 lbs of sand in the bucket and it lifted no problem. The problem came when I tried to backup, the tires just spun. I had to get my boy to sit on the concrete weight I already have on the 3pt to move. So.....how much can I hang back there? Obviously I want to be able to lift it and put it down. Thanks

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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



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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

Do you have the 4 bolt 3 pt. Or the two bolt

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Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:07 PM

I wouldn't go much past the manufacturer recommendations. Those should be included in the manual section, and overloading may not hurt the 3 point, but IF something else busts, then what??

Safety, reliability, replacement cost???

Edited by stiemmy, February 26, 2017 - 11:10 PM.


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Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:20 PM

  Load the rear tires and wheelweights on them.

                                             Mike


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Posted February 26, 2017 - 11:45 PM

Tires are loaded with 6 1/2 gal WWF and iron wheel weights.

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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.



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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

I have the tiller (917.251860) and that's what the PO used for a counter-weight. I just don't like that it hangs out the back so far, it hits the street when I go up my driveway. BTW the 3pt is a 4 bolt (917.253110).

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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.



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Posted February 28, 2017 - 05:53 PM

I only have the one set of wheel weights but I do have he duals, tires mounted with spools. The problem is that the machine won't fit my trailer with the duals mounted.
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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



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Posted March 04, 2017 - 10:45 PM

I never thought of it from the angle of the front axle.....Yeah, I can see backing off on the weight. I really like this machine and don't want to break anything. It is fun picking up heavy stuff though.

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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 






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