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Installing a JD "Trunk" with Suitcase Weights

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I figured out how to mount the "tractor trunk" with the suitcase weights (5 total) on the rear (the trunk is designed to mount without the suitcase weights).

I like having the trunk, I can carry extra weight, my regular chains in case I need them, a shovel, extra fuel, salt, etc. The trunk also dumps, and I drilled holes in the bottom for drainage.

I used a pair of turnbuckles to pull the top of the mounting bracket to the rear and hooked it into a slot inside of the rear tire, the bottom is bolt through the trailer hitch hole with a large bolt (not shown)

The ratchet strap helps to hold everything tight with no rattles or clanging from the weights ;)

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Very nice! The weights are hidden in there nicely and tote would definitely be handy for lots of things. It will be interesting to hear how the rubber chains work out in different conditions.

:thanku:for sharing the pics!:trink39::thThumbsU
that looks good, the only thing i would have done different would be to not drill the holes. the trunk comes in handy as a mobile water source during warmer weather. i would just leave the trunk in the dumped position to drain it when needed. but you can always put a dab of silicone in the holes if you need to haul water later.

i can't tell you how much i use my TT. i keep my grabber next to me on the X500 when mowing and that TT becomes a mobile trash can as i find cans(drawback to living right next to a road to local college), sticks, etc. is very handy...I have cork from wine bottles to plug the holes ;) It should be able to hold some decent weight to, I put my weight (210#) in it and it didn't budge.
yeah, the rated capacity is not that high to my knowledge, but i did the same thing with my 210 when i got mine!
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