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My JD 314, new to me this past summer, is ready to move some snow. I rebuilt the Kohler, upgraded to H2 and put a plow on it. This will be my first winter with a plow. I hope I have enough weight. I have 50 lb wheel weights, I filled the tires with WW fluid and I picked up a weight box. I poured 3 cement weights each of which are about 65 lbs (some pictures below). The total weight added to the tractor inlcluding the ww fluid, wheel weights and weight box should be about 400 pounds. I made three separate cement weights so they would be easier to load and unload. I also have chains. Now I just need some snow to test it out.
 

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Wow, that is how to get serious about plowing fast. I think that is a good balance of wheel and rear weight. I like your concrete stack too. Good thinking to reduce the individual block weight. :fing32:

Good luck, :thanku:for the pics and let up know how things work out (pics too)!:trink39::thThumbsU
 

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I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that you will be fine on weight, that's a very nice setup you have there :fing32: It seems I'm following in your footsteps - I'm rebuilding my 314 now and have an H2 setup and wheel weights on the shelf in preparation for an eventual snow blade purchase. Let us know how it works for you.
 

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My JD 314, new to me this past summer, is ready to move some snow. I rebuilt the Kohler, upgraded to H2 and put a plow on it. This will be my first winter with a plow. I hope I have enough weight. I have 50 lb wheel weights, I filled the tires with WW fluid and I picked up a weight box. I poured 3 cement weights each of which are about 65 lbs (some pictures below). The total weight added to the tractor inlcluding the ww fluid, wheel weights and weight box should be about 400 pounds. I made three separate cement weights so they would be easier to load and unload. I also have chains. Now I just need some snow to test it out.
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It does seem that if you have hills or a lot of snow that it may spin without chains. It's a nice looking setup. You may be missing something on the front...
 

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Hi Guys. I do have chains. In fact, I just put them back on this afternoon. And yes I know there is something missing from the Grill. I will take care of that one of these days!

I don't know if anyone noticed the blade wear edge. It is UHMW polyethylene. It is 3/4" thick. I will be curious to see how it works out. It is very hard and creates very little friction.
 

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Very well thought out plan with the cement weights. Looks like all you need is the white stuff, like most of the rest of us.
 

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Im sure most of you know concrete weighs right at 150#/cuft. If you use it for an anchor for a boat or something It only weighs 1/2as much due to water displacement.
 

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Boy, those rear weights look great, almost professional! Tell me, do they each have an eye hook for lifting, and did you engineer in a depression in the bottom of each to accommodate the eye bolt? I like your plastic scraper edge too. What is the source for that material?
 

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Boy, those rear weights look great, almost professional! Tell me, do they each have an eye hook for lifting, and did you engineer in a depression in the bottom of each to accommodate the eye bolt? I like your plastic scraper edge too. What is the source for that material?
Each block has an eye bolt. In two of the forms, I used a 2" PVC pipe end cap so there would be a hollow section in the cement block to accommodate the eye bolt from another block.

I got the UHMW from a guy on ebay. He was selling material for other purposes, but I emailed him to see what other material he had. As it turns out, he sold me a couple pieces. I have enough for four blades.
 

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I got some of that material to make a edge out of when we scrapped out some we used for wear plate. I am curious to see if it tears up your grass/yard like the steel edge does? That is the main reason I still have a Rubber edge on mine so I don't tear up the yard so bad. Keep us informed please. Oh and your set up looks great and I think you have plenty of weight. :fing32:
 
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