I have 80 acres with some steep hillsides. It is clear land and I have graded and reseeded the rough areas but it is still steep. I mow these hillsides with a rotary mower (Bush Hog 295, about 1000 lbs, 3 point hitch). Most of the areas I mow going up and down the hill. But you still have to turn at the bottom on some steep terrain. I have a 5055D JD. It is 55 hp and weighs 4200 lbs w/o weight or implements. I put the front weight bracket on (147 lbs) and attached 266 lbs of suitcase weight. But I wanted to lower the center of gravity for those turns on steep terrain so I made a support for mid-weights. I used heavy angle iron of mild steel and a 2 inch mild steel pipe to rig something akin to a barbell that bolts (20 mm bolts) to the two bolt taps that are used for mid mount implements. I purchased barbell weights and put 85 lbs on each side. The weights hang low and are attached beyond the body of the tractor. This gives them some leverage much like someone leaning out of a vehicle toward the uphill side when traversing steep slopes. There is still plenty of clearance. The weights are held on the 2 inch diameter pipe by heavy duty muffler clamps. I can quickly remove the clamps and slide weights off and on to adjust the weights as I need to in the field if for some reason I want to weight one side more than the other. Anyone have any experience with this kind of set-up. I have not employed it yet as it has just turned very wet here and we may not get back in the field now until next year. I would greatly appreciate comments and suggestions.