Here are some pic's of my latest timekiller.
It may depend on your PHF: Personal Heft Factor. You'll see some posts from lighter guys saying they don't have enough traction and some posts from guys who weigh 250 saying they have plenty of traction. So your butt becomes part of the equation. When I plowed with my 160 and 180 I had no weights and never had a job I couldn't finish. I've always had weight with the blower so I don't know how it works without them.Other than the steering issue, will I have enough traction without the weights?
Um... NOPE! Sorry man... I THINK I'm the lighter guy Herd is referring to who complains about traction problems (at least with my tractor, anyway...). MY PHF is somewhat higher than yours (by at least one rear weight, possibly 1.5), AND I got a chunk of pig iron strapped to the back of my 160 with c-clamps, and I STILL spin out... Chains and all (4 link chains I think, tho...):ROF My PHF = 130. Is that enough without ballast weights?