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post #1 of 3 Old 01-11-2010, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Case 446 Weight Bracket

I was thinking about making my own weight bracket out of angle iron for my case 446. I don't really have the money for suitcase weights or wheel weights so I thought I could make one out of concrete. I have welded before but I'm not very good at it. I thought i would just use bolts to hold it together but I'm afraid that may not be strong enough. Also, I'm not sure how much weight I need. I just use it to plow snow with a 54" blade. I would like to have the most weight possible without overloading the tractor. Maybe 300 pounds?? I weigh about 150 and it has two 30 pound original case weights on it now. Thanks for any replies.

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Try here... My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.
Scroll down to post #14 or so and you can find how I made mine.
I hope this helps.
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Re: Case 446 Weight Bracket

curt if you are gonna add wieght and are willing to use concrete. Make wheel wieghts. If you have a cement plant nearby they might just give you a bunch for free.
Weight on the wheels is the best first step. Instead of stressing your tractor you would be letting the ground carry the wieght. Also a rear wieght bracket might be great for snow plowing but it wont serve you very well if you want to use rear mounted equipment like a back blade etc.

If you make them flush to the rim you can get almost 75 pounds aside (IIRC) if you are willing to increase the width of you machine, a little above the rim will give you lots more. If you can find scrap iron/steel/lead wheel wieghts, depleted uranium etc around chuck it in as well it will add wieght and make them stronger.

6 inch Bolts/washers/nuts to hold them on will cost you maybe 15 bucks. any plastic, copper, metal tube will do to cast in bolt holes. MULTIPLE layers of Scrap pastic or garbage bags will insure release.

Here is a hint. line the bottom with plasic and then add sand for an inch or two until you are above the level of the slots on the rim. then line with plastic. This will keep you from my tragedy of having weights that wont come out!

I have thread I think it is called Latex in cement in the home made impliment section and it has the calculations for how much cement is needed for case rims and expected wieght.

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