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#1 artbuc OFFLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2018 - 12:11 PM

Have never done it but wonder what would happen if I jacked rear wheels off ground with chains and wheel weights on, one or both wheels at a time? My weights are Arien’s nominal 75 lb which are actually 67 lb. I believe bearings could handle the static load easily but not sure if axle deflection could cause an issue. Jacking would definitely help this old man mounting wheel weights.

Edited by artbuc, January 10, 2018 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted January 10, 2018 - 12:24 PM

I don't think that would be a problem.


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Posted January 10, 2018 - 01:10 PM

   I would second the no problem, The axles have to support well over 100 lbs with the tractor and my 200 lb back side on them so 75 lb weights should make little difference. Don


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Posted January 10, 2018 - 01:27 PM

I use a hoist to change the rear tires. Lift it up and then do my work. I believe there is less force against the axle mounts, just the opposite direction.
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Posted January 10, 2018 - 07:10 PM

When using a jack on a tractor to add wheel weights,  axles stands are a must or blocking under both wheels,

Once you try to attach a wheel weight that side will become heavier and the tractor will tip to that side

If just using a jack do one side at a time and jack from the side, 

I'm younger so I do my wheel weights with the wheels on the ground


Edited by James Bosma, January 10, 2018 - 10:10 PM.

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