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#1 hunt4wheels OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 02:15 PM

Hey I will be blowing snow this winter with my 37" on a 425 that has a 3-point and chains with wheel weights but it could use a little more weight. Any suggestions?

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 02:50 PM

Welcome to GTTAlk! I had an x475 with a 3pt and I was plowing snow with it. I bought a 3pt drawbar and bolted some weight lifting plates on to it to act as weight. I found that if you put too much weight (<150lbs or so) out the back I had trouble steering. If I was doing it again I would load the tires. That way the weight will be right where it needs to be without unloading the front end. Some people will take a small barrel and weld 2 pieces of steel on the sides to mount it on the 3pt. Then fill the barrel with whatever. You could also cast a concrete weight that would do the same thing. Lots of options really.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 03:03 PM

A lot of guys build an "A" frame to fit their 3PT., Then they hang 42lb. suit case weights on it. That way they can use them on the front or back of the tractor.

This link will show you what they looks like.

John Deere Garden R66949 Front Suitcase Weights 42 lbs. [R66949] - $45.00 : , Lawn Mower Grave Yard Equipment Used Tractor Parts Salvage

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 03:07 PM

I think JD even makes a ballast box to fit those tractors, although it may be for the cat1 hitch only, which is what I had on the 475. I'm not sure about the cat 0 version.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 08:25 PM

I like the A frame idea but would love a gravel or sand box on the back... Maybe aid in Traction?

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 09:09 PM

a seat for your helper that has a shovel???

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 05:54 AM

Maybe she could double as a seat warmer?

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 11:00 AM

A guy posted this pic on MTF and told how he made his quick attach weight box. Whatever you do you want it to be easy or you'll blow it off and try to do without it when you really need it.
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I use the suitcase weights with my loader so I can add just as many as I need for the job.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:18 PM

Driving down the road the other day, passed a guy who looked to have old truck brake rotors as wheel weights. I know the ones from my truck are pretty heavy, and if you are replacing them anyway, the old ones are free weight. Not sure how he had them secured to the wheels. On my truck (Chevy 250HD), the rotors fit over the wheel studs, so they have 6 holes to put a bolt through already.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 08:06 PM

Use an old 20lb propane tank, fill it with cement they are cheap and have many mounting options




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