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Remember seeing some thread on here, but I cannot find them anywhere, so I thought I would start one for my project here to get some ideas.

I found a guy selling some 100lb. weights from a John Deere on Craigs list, hes not far from my house too, so I'm going to go by and check them out.

He says they are around 18" square, which sounds about right. I figure I would make a deal for atleast 6 of them, then buy me some snow chains, and I would be set for winter time snow removal.

Can you guys who made your own weight brackets post up some pictures to give me some ideas of their construction please? I know its a fairly simple set up and design, but I want to be creative if I can.

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My tractor is already set up with the pins, and holes for the quick attachments such as my #33 rear tiller, so planning on hopefully using those as the fixture points.

You think 600 lbs of rear weight would be good? Then I would have my 54" dual hydraulic blade on the front for that weight...what ever that sucker weighs...I should have enough weight I think. Might get away with not needing wheel weights, and filling my tires with liquid windshield washer fluid.


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Well, the 100lb. weights he had, were pretty massive, they were for the front of a large tractor I believe. I passed on those.

He had some smaller ones he said weighed 75 lbs. so I picked out 6 of those that matched.


After loading them, I had a feeling that they did not weigh 75 lbs. Went home and weighed one...ya...good guess on my part.


About 493.2lbs total better?

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Well, a big step closer to getting this project all done. I got a second chance at a #33 rear tiller bracket off Ebay. The first one was a many-many months ago, and I didn't bid nearly high enough. **** thing went for around $75.00.

This one came along a couple of weeks ago, and won it for $9.99. :bannana:







Wondering what I should do on the placement of the weights. Use them as suitcase weights, and make a frame for them off this bracket to hang from, OR make a square box for them to just sit in, one on top of the next. That way I can have one...or all six if need be.

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Guess how ever I do it...it will be very handy when done for when I get me a FEL. That should make for some good weight in the back.

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Brother and I had a little guys night out at his shop last night, and we constructed my rear weight box. Made to function, and serve its purpose is all.

What do you think?















Pretty strong little frame if I say so myself. :trink40:

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Simpleman- ya the thought had crossed my mind. Originally it was going to be higher, about 3-4" higher, but where it met with the tiller frame, lowering it made for a much flatter surface, and a better area to weld them together.

Kansas is flat, so I don't think it will bottom out when I am moving show this winter. If it does, or seems to be a problem, we can always adjust and modify it to tilt the bottom up some so it sits at a slight angle. I wont be scraping any drive ways with it if that's what you mean. :)

K.J.D. - Thanks, I will for sure reply! Thanks for thinking of me. :thanku:

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Looks good, sometimes you just can't beat custom made.
 

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Looks pretty nice. Necessity is the mother of all inventions..
 

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Thanks!

After I am sure its going to work for me perfect like how it sits, wonder what color I should powder coat it...yellow, or green. :confused:

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Thanks!

After I am sure its going to work for me perfect like how it sits, wonder what color I should powder coat it...yellow, or green. :confused:

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Nope... its an accessory sleeve Powder coat Black
 

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GR8racingfool,
Had to do a double take when i saw your wieght bracket.



Looks like great minds think alike :fing32:
 

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I have the 54 duel blade on my 317 and run 2 cast weights on each wheel and 6 suitcase weights off the back. It works just fine!
 

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DizJr - wow, pretty **** close, too weird! I too thought about framing it with all four corners matching with tall angle, but I didn't have enough left, cause I was too thinking of adding a spot to mount a hitch or the hitch plate on there too.

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