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What is best way to install Deere 318 dual cast iron weights on wide wheel spacing?


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#1 CJY OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 03:09 AM

Type of bolts/nuts/washers? Valve stem length/location ?

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:37 AM

Welcome to GTTalk CJY. I've never had a 318 but generally you just measure the length of bolt you need and go to the nearest hardware store. Use nylock nuts or lock washers to make sure they don't come loose. You could also use threaded rod if the bolt length you need is not available. If you look on JDParts.com and find the wheel weights you should be able to see the hardware they use from the factory. I'm sure there are 318 guys on here who could give you more specific advice.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 04:39 AM

CJY,welcome to the forum,glad to have you with us.

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Posted October 29, 2011 - 07:51 AM

Just use "all-thread" rod. I use 1/2" rod myself. As to valve stem location, the weights have cast in notches for the valve stem access. They make simple valve stem extenders that just screw onto your existing stock stems. You can find them at automotive parts stores.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 09:17 AM

I put 2 #50 weights on each side of my 318. I bolted the 2 weights together using 4 1/2 bolts and got some 12" all thread to bolt the weights to the wheel.

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 09:33 AM

Welcome, xshooter. Thanks for chiming in.




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