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XL Series Heavier up Front Than Tube Frames


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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted April 28, 2017 - 03:23 PM

I have been using the 1256 on the self powered tiller and tandem disc.  Has about 75 lbs. of weight added up front so it would steer.  Yesterday I put the tiller on the G16XT, sleeve hitch and electric winch to lift with.  The XT handles the tiller better than the 1256 and steers great when tiller is lifted.  Didn't realize there would be that much difference in front end weight between the two tractors.  XL has a Briggs 16hp L head where the 1256 has the Wisconsin single in it.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 03:51 PM

More weight, bigger tractor=handling implements differently


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 06:48 PM

More weight, bigger tractor=handling implements differently

Sure as heck does.  Only item I had on the XT prior was a Brinly cultivator.


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Posted April 28, 2017 - 08:48 PM

Tube frames are a bit shorter 43 inch wheel base 680lbs and most of there weight is transferred to the rear end. Your XL has a 49 inch wheel base and weighs 810lbs. Engine sits directly on top of the front axle on the XL and behind the front axle on the Tube frames.

 

Tube frames are awesome for pulling but do get a bit light on the front end. Putting a plow on the front will solve your problems.Just put it on and tie it up. I had problems turning with the tiller down in the ground on my old 1050 till I threw the plow on the front and tied it up.

 

XL series are a bit too heavy on the front axle just like my old Gilsons were. More weight was needed on the rear to get traction for plowing. Actually they would spin in reverse on level ground if I tried to turn.


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