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Old 11-25-2009, 02:09 AM   post #1 of 15
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Default My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

Here are some pictures of my 446 ready for the WI winter. I also just finished building a weight bracket for the back of it (see pics).
220 lbs on there now add me and it's 400 lbs. It should be more than enough.
I would like to get wheel weights but I may make my own since it's cheaper that way.

What do you do for weight on your CASE and how much?
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:58 AM   post #2 of 15
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I have Case wheel weights on mine, a weight box with Im guessing about 200lbs in it, and my fat azz... No chains, and I have ag tires. Im using a blade, so thats not as hard to balance as a blower. We will see if it works.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:01 AM   post #3 of 15
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I have these home made weights. I imagine about 70 apiece.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:46 AM   post #4 of 15
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Default Re: My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

My set up is like this:

140 lbs - Steel wheel weights
190 lbs - liquid in the filled ag lugs
100 lbs Ingersoll weight box on the back
20 lbs +/- on salt that I carry in the weight box for deicing.

I add a tad over 200 ...

Unless the surface is glazed over with ice, I don't ever have any issues.

The salt gets me out of any glazed over jams.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:47 AM   post #5 of 15
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Default Re: My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

Looks like you guys are ready for the snow.

I'll have to depend on luck, the cold weather wall aka the Appalachian Mountain range and a fel.

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:05 AM   post #6 of 15
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Here are some pictures of my 446 ready for the WI winter. I also just finished building a weight bracket for the back of it (see pics).
220 lbs on there now add me and it's 400 lbs. It should be more than enough.
I would like to get wheel weights but I may make my own since it's cheaper that way.

What do you do for weight on your CASE and how much?
I have my snow blowing tractor setup and ready to go with 150 lb wheel weights on each wheel, chains, the cab at about 50 lbs and my delicate 190 lb posterior for a total of 540 lbs. Except for a relatively steep 30 foot stretch leading into one end of my garage I probably could drop 200 of that with no problem. My plowing rig uses filled ag tires weighing in at about 200 lbs.

Of course with global warming I don't expect either tractor to leave the shed this winter.

Your rear weight setup looks nice and neat. Some detailed photos would be nice.

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Old 11-25-2009, 02:03 PM   post #7 of 15
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Default Re: My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

Nice tractors yall have there. I just use MFA for weight with the unfilled AG's and so far I haven't had any problems. slkpk
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:05 PM   post #8 of 15
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Default Re: My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

and i thought i had some weight on mine. someone should just strap another tractor in their weight box
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:16 PM   post #9 of 15
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Default Re: My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

I will get some detailed pictures of the weight bracket I made sometime next week and post for you all to see.
Thanks for all your imput, very interesting to see and hear about what others do in the frozen tundra to keep traction.
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I tell ya, the best thing I had for weight was my Case logsplitter!!! The tractor would go ANYWERE!!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:12 AM   post #11 of 15
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Sorry, I,m just learning the system.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:04 AM   post #12 of 15
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Default Re: My CASE 446 ready for Snow with weights.

Looking forward to seeing pics of your weight bracket, I would like to do something similar ( or maybe exactly the same ).I have a 48" blower to use this year so I got a set of wheel weights but more is better.
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The chains and my arse seem to work just fine in the upstate NY winters. Haven't had a problem yet.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:32 PM   post #14 of 15
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Looking forward to seeing pics of your weight bracket, I would like to do something similar ( or maybe exactly the same ).I have a 48" blower to use this year so I got a set of wheel weights but more is better.
Here are the pictures of the bracket in more detail.
The dementions are as follows...
16" of 3" angle iron.
3/16" or 1/4" thick.

Mounting holes are drilled 7-1/2" apart on center.

I used a 1" solid round bar cut at 12-3/4" long.

A 1-1/16" hole is drilled in the bottom center of the angle iron for the bar to slide through to the edge of the angle iron then it's welded so there is a slight slant up.

Then I cut about a 2-3/4" long piece of angle iron with the same dimensions as the other piece to use as a brace and welded it over top of the visible round bar on the back side. (This keeps the angle iron from bending down.)

I then used grade 8 bolts that are slightly longer with heavy washers and lock-washers.

I used a collar from an old weight set for holding the weights on. Then primed and painted everything.

I bought the weights used at a sport shop.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:37 PM   post #15 of 15
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Here are the remainder of pics.
I can stand and jump on it with no strength issues. It has some give to it when I jump on it, but nothing to worry about.
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