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#1 Bud W OFFLINE  

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Posted October 25, 2017 - 03:13 PM

Hi Guys, I'm trying to find out how the large frame Bolens plate wheel weights are supposed to be mounted. I bought an 1886 with a loader that has the 15" rims flipped and the plates that are on it now look like they were drilled. They are using all thread with nuts on both ends to hold them on. I ask because I want to add a second set of the same weights but i don't want to drill holes in them. Do I need to turn the rims around and use longer lug bolts?


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Posted October 25, 2017 - 10:19 PM

The 15" plate weights have recesses in them that accept oval mounting pieces that have two holes in them. One hole is smooth. The other, slightly smaller hole s threaded. If you do not have those pieces, you can fabricate them, or check with Bolens parts suppliers.

 

So, the first weight is attached using the smooth hole in the mounting pieces. The next, stacked weight is mounted using smooth mounting holes in another set of the mounting pieces, and threading the mounting bolts into the threaded holes of the pieces holding the first weight Hard to describe, easy to do.


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 07:06 AM

Doug, does the first one mount using the lug bolt holes? Do you have any pictures of how they mount? If I could see one of the mount plates, I can fabricate them.


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Posted October 26, 2017 - 11:14 PM

Yes, the first weight of three per wheel uses two of the spare lug bolt holes. The pics here are to give you a visual idea of how these weights attach. The ones with just the mounting pieces and the bolts I did to demonstrate what the orientation would be like if the weights were "invisible".

 

15 inch plate weights 001.jpg 15 inch plate weights 003.jpg 15 inch plate weights 004.jpg

 

The mounting pieces are fairly thick,probably about 1/4" stock. They do fit loosely in the recesses cast into the weights. The holes in the mounting pieces have the same center-to-center spacing as the corresponding holes cast into the weights themselves.


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Thanks Doug, that's what I needed, I'll make 4 of those! Do they use the same length lug bolts as the wheels or do I need to find longer?


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Posted October 27, 2017 - 02:28 PM

Longer bolts and they do not have the beveled shoulder that the lug bolts have. Standard hex head bolts.


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Posted October 29, 2017 - 01:58 PM

Great, I'll laser 4 and find some bolts!



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Posted November 08, 2017 - 01:17 PM

Doug can you tell me how thick those are?



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Posted November 08, 2017 - 06:37 PM

Bud, they are made from 3/8" flat stock. When you mount them up, the combination of the mounting washer, bolt head, and lock washer are still not proud of the surface plane of the weight. That way, the weights can be stacked on the wheel.


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Posted November 08, 2017 - 07:45 PM

Excellent thread thank you.

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Posted November 11, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Bud W

If you have the ability to "laser" these out, would you entertain additional ones for sale? I could use a few.

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Posted November 13, 2017 - 12:23 PM

I tried to keep the price as low as possible, but this is the result minus shipping quantities are the minimums I would need to buy to get that price. Description 3/8" HRP&O laser cut and tapped 1/2-20 (one hole) no finish (I can have them clear zinc plated for for a little more $)

4- $38.70 ea

8- $21.34 ea

12-$15.55 ea

24-$9.77 ea

36-$7.84 ea

72-$5.91 ea

144-$4.95 ea

 

Let me know how many you would like and I'll combine all requests together to get the best quantity price.



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Posted November 13, 2017 - 07:59 PM

 

I tried to keep the price as low as possible, but this is the result minus shipping quantities are the minimums I would need to buy to get that price. Description 3/8" HRP&O laser cut and tapped 1/2-20 (one hole) no finish (I can have them clear zinc plated for for a little more $)

4- $38.70 ea

8- $21.34 ea

12-$15.55 ea

24-$9.77 ea

36-$7.84 ea

72-$5.91 ea

144-$4.95 ea

 

Let me know how many you would like and I'll combine all requests together to get the best quantity price.

 

 

Ouch!

Mine wont cost that much they wont be zinc plated.



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Posted November 14, 2017 - 07:40 AM

It takes four total to mount an extra plate onto each side of the tractor. If everyone that has asked about them orders a set of four the price will drop very quickly. If Bud makes 36 of them the price drops to $7.84 ea. These things are hard to find it's great for an opportunity to get some made for us.



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Posted November 14, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Ouch!

Mine wont cost that much they wont be zinc plated.

Let's see your prices!  I'd like you to know I'm not making a cent on these, only offering a service.


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