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 11-17-2005, 10:02 Post: 119454
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Is there a method of fabricating wheel weights? Or is it something that you can buy from a dealer, if you buy it from a dealer, any ideas which ones carry them...






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 11-17-2005, 10:26 Post: 119456
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There used to be a company called EZ Weights that manufactured bracketry that allowed the used of exercise weights as wheel weights. I believe they have gone out of business. I see in your profile that you own a JD 4310. If you haven't already; have you considered having the rear tires filled with "Rim Guard"? It is more or less windshield washer fluid. I own a 4410 and have my rear tires filled with this fluid. I also use an additional rear counter weight that I suspend from the rear 3 pt. hitch trailer hitch. Wheel weights are preferable and really handy when it comes to a flat tire but they sure are expensive as I am sure you have come to find. You may be able to fabricate some barbell weight brackets for rear wheel weights but be VERY careful and pay close attention as to how these may effect the torque retention characteristics of the wheel flange bolts holding the rear wheels and tires on the axle flange. If they cause the wheel bolts to loose torque; this can cause some serious damage to the axle flange threaded holes.






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 11-23-2005, 06:26 Post: 119721
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I am currently deployed to Doha, Qatar or I would send you some pictures of what I did to solve your problem. The same one I had. I was a machinist, but thats not required. If you know someone in the area with a welder you could do it without much trouble. I have a JD 4300. I first filled the rear tires with WW fluid, then I fabricated mounts that utilize the existing holes provided on the wheels for wheel weights. Basically it consisted of two pieces of 1/4" x 2" by about 8" long steel welded in the shape of an "X", with a 1" diameter post coming out the center. When you mount you will need to put some kinda spacer between the mount and the wheel to hold it away from your wheel lugs, but thats just a large nut or the like. I purchased 400lbs of weight, 8 ea. 50lb plates from the local used sporting goods store. I cant remember how much it cost but it was really cheap. I used the 1" diameter weights as opposed to the 2" (olympic style) because the outter diameter of the weights fit inside the wheel. I measured the thickness of 4 plates and cut the 1" post just shy by about 1/8 inch. Here's the toughest part. I drilled and tapped a 1/2-13 hole in the end of the post. I used a lathe but it could be done on a drill press. I made a large 3" diameter washer about 1/2" thick. I bolted the mount to the wheel by running the bolts through the mount, then the spacers then through the wheel. You can do it yourself, but another hand would help. I nutted them on the inside of the wheel. Once mounted to the wheel I loaded the weights and used the bolt and washer to secure them. It worked great, and if I had the time I would make a bunch and sell them. I put at least 600lbs on the back with the weights and WW fliud. What a difference. The JD stuff was just too much $$$. I do not have more than a few hours and $100.00 in the whole thing. It takes a handy guy, but it can save you lots...






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 11-23-2005, 08:46 Post: 119725
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He has basically described the EZ weight system.

The difference is the EZ system has a 1 inch nut welded to the "X" that is bolted to the wheel. A 1 inch threaded rod goes into the nut and the weight lifting plates go on the threaded rod. A flat washer plus a lock washer and another nut secures the whole thing to the wheel.






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 11-23-2005, 11:43 Post: 119735
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How much are they asking for that EZ system? The reason I used a bolt instead of the rod was I knew sooner or later I would ding the end of that threaded rod, and then good luck getting the not off. I also gave it a more manufactured look I guess. I never seen the EZ system before I built mine. Keep me posted if you get one.






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 11-23-2005, 15:40 Post: 119755
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EZ Weights has disappeared and the domain name is listed for sale. I think they are out of business.






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