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My homemade tractor weight.

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Since you guys love pictures i figured i'd post some of a weight rack i made this fall for my plow tractor. It's all angle iron cut and welded together. I made it so it's bolted to the sleeve hitch/3-point mounts and the tow hitch mounts. Comes on and off in about 5 min. The plates weigh about 50lbs a piece. So far it has been a night and day difference. Last year was frustrating cause i felt i was spinning to much and didn't want to bust up my chains or tear up my driveway. This year i haven't had a spin out yet. Most we've had at one time this year was about 7 inches and it handled that no problem. It was kinda wet snow to. I'm considering this project a success! Hope you all enjoy!

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Nice looking job. I just got my weight box done and wow what a difference. Nice to see DIY jobs
Nice and tiddy 200# addition.

I like to see improvement also, fabrications and results.

Bravo!
That looks like it works great!! What did the plates come from?
Thanks guys. The plates are from an old RR crossing gate mechanism.
Great re-purposing of materials. Glad it is working for you. :fing32:
:dunno:It's really is hard to explain to some one what a difference some weight can make with these tractor's. I like your thinking and use of old iron. :fing32:

I just re-purposed (12) 10lb weights that came off a old weight machine along with a mid 70's all steel milk crate and another 150lbs that was looking for something to do.:thThumbsU
I thought about bolting a seat on the back and asking the wife if she wanted to go for a ride....:sidelaugh

She wasn'tthat amused... :00000060::00000060::00000060:


:thThumbsU:biglaugh::congrats::duh:
I think I like yours better than mine...


Perhaps... but has anyone stopped to consider how the tractor might feel?

Mine groans quite a bit and then lets out a massive sigh when I get off of it. :D
...It's really is hard to explain to some one what a difference some weight can make with these tractor's...
Frank you're to much...this is solid wt and our tractors do HIIT 4x a wk...:trink40::trink39:


Perhaps... but has anyone stopped to consider how the tractor might feel?

Mine groans quite a bit and then lets out a massive sigh when I get off of it. :D
Sam, that's a great idea!:fing32: I just might have to steal it!:ROF
Thanks guys! Its old iron alright, prob 30's or 40's. Snowing here today so maybe some plow time will be on my horizon!!! As far as stealing it...that's why i put it on here!:thThumbsU
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