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 11-24-2004, 06:22 Post: 100892
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Can someone suggest the best way to get enough weight on the back of my machine without filling the rear tires? I have a 430 loader and when I load the bucket it can get pretty hairy.......






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 11-24-2004, 06:55 Post: 100893
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Check my pictures, I built a weitht bracket for the 3 pt. of the 4410 using Deere suitcase weights. Seems to ballance the loader about right and still allows the use of the regular drawbar and PTO. Lots of other ways too, others may have better ideas. Frank.






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 11-24-2004, 08:10 Post: 100896
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I agree with hardwood, that attachment will work, but (I counted 14 weights on there) it would be expensive unless you already have suitcase weights, i.e., 14 X ~$30 each = $420. Not counting the steel weight of hardwoods gig, the suitcase weights alone are adding approximately 490 (14 x 35 lbs each). I think the idea is great, but if you don't have those weights, you might consider spending money on a rear attachment, ie.., a very heavy box blade. These are widely available at Tractor stores, used at auctions, etc., and they will be nearly the same weight, plus you can do a couple of other chores as well.

Just a thought, but it's how I ballast my 2210 and it works well.






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 11-24-2004, 08:20 Post: 100898
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jd2210; You're right in the cost, but yes I allready had twelve weights so I only bought two more. Weight is weight no matter what it is, but I just thought they would look nice and kinda matched the scale of the tractor. Frank.






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 11-24-2004, 08:29 Post: 100899
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Like yourself hardwood, I have some of these weights and it takes time to accumulate them at a reasonable price and that's why I suggested he might look at attachments which may represent the same weight, but give some flexibility for additional use. Regardless of decision, the cost will be nearly identical, because steel prices are high, unless you can find something used and unwanted, but generally requires time and patience.






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 11-24-2004, 08:31 Post: 100900
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 Wheel weights for JD 4400

The nice thing about hardwoods rig is that it fit's in tighter behind the tractor making moving around in tight areas much easier then a box blade hanging much farther out. But also as it was stated a box blade has many more uses as the weight's don't






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 11-24-2004, 09:55 Post: 100912
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 Wheel weights for JD 4400

1/2 blocks made from concrete are available at most building supply centers. They measure 3 5/8" x 7 5/8" x 15 5/8" and weigh 34 lbs. each. You can purchase them for about $1.00 to $2.00 each. I like what Hardwood has done but don't like the height since it brings up the center of gravity. No offense intended about my comment with regard to Hardwood's design. I'm working on a weight package that hopefully solves these issues particularly about cost.






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 11-24-2004, 12:21 Post: 100928
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Gentlemen, this was my first time asking for advice on this site as I am new here, and I have to say that I am very pleased with all the advice I have received. Thank You.

After reading all I think I will look for a heavy box scraper. Hardwood your idea looks great. I wish I had the facilities requiered to fabricate something like that.I used to be a machinest/welder and that would have been a great project.






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 11-24-2004, 12:48 Post: 100931
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My 4300 has r-4's filled with calcium, (no I didn't fill them and never would have with fluid, especially calcium), but with the 61" heavy duty bucket, I can't scoop enough to get tippy. A heaping bucket of wet 2A modified is just fine. I have the JD ballast box filled with concrete (It came that way) and have never used it. Personally, since r-4's have no real flex anyway, I would have filled them with foam for weight, Not as heavy as water but you also fill to the top, unlike water. Wheel weights would be my next choice since changing weight box to implement is a pain, and it is nice to have a shorter machine for tight spaces






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 12-06-2004, 05:36 Post: 101679
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denwood, thanks for the advice. Do you know if tractor supply would sell wheel weights for my JD. I am currently out of the country and am trying to get all my ducks in line for when I get home.

Thanks
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