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post #1 of 4 Old 08-24-2019, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Had to improvise some weights

Finally got my 30 inch bushhog deck out . I was real light in the front when on the tractor. I had 3 pieces of lead that are probably 15 lbs a piece got them bolted on , now it handles great mowed down the garden and some brush around the edge of property

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2019, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Had to improvise some weights

improvised weights original weights are stupid expensive when you can find them and not as much weight as what I did

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-26-2019, 10:37 AM
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improvised weights original weights are stupid expensive when you can find them and not as much weight as what I did
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It looks like you've got a short-drive deck on a late model tractor. That combination was always light in the nose. I believe it was pretty standard to use two gravely weights on those.

+1 about how expensive those things are. Your fix looks like it will work great for much shorter money.

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improvised weights original weights are stupid expensive when you can find them and not as much weight as what I did
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It looks like you've got a short-drive deck on a late model tractor. That combination was always light in the nose. I believe it was pretty standard to use two gravely weights on those.

+1 about how expensive those things are. Your fix looks like it will work great for much shorter money.
Yep there is a set of weights on Ebay now for $199 someone found those at work and brought them to me because they know I save lead . About a $1 worth of bolts,nuts and washers is my total cost

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