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 04-18-2006, 10:12 Post: 127925
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Is it better to have counter weight in the center of the tractor or spread out. I was thinking about bolting a 2 1/2x 2 1/2 angel 5' long on my draw bar then putting weight on each end to spread it out. That way I could also keep it low to the ground. It seems logical but will it help? That way I could mount a trailer ball throught the angle and the bar and still pull something . My rear wheels are not made to mount weight in. I don't want to fill the tires.






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 04-18-2006, 14:00 Post: 127951
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Why can't you mount weights to your rims?
Someone on here suggested that they had mounted up to Three deep on a rim. I would prefer that method over tire Ballast. My ballast is above my rims on level ground and from talking with some people here the wheel weights have a lower center of gravity and usually work better. I even talked with a Farmer here and he suggested FRONT TIRE wheel weights to help keep the front on the ground, I am about ready to do it. Just need some time.






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 04-18-2006, 14:52 Post: 127954
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My rims in back have no mounting holes. I went to the dealer and found most rims have 3 holes for weights. My front rims have the holes. I have a FEL on the front so that helps.
I want the right amount of rear ballist I want to be safe and not hurt the little tractor or me

I contacted Bush Hog to find out what the proper counterbalance for the FEL so I don't overload anything

They had no idea






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 04-18-2006, 15:24 Post: 127955
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 rear weights

Keeping counter-balance weight low is important for stability.

Having said that, wheel-mounted weight is a very good option still. If you check out DRankin's pictures you will see how it is done.

One advantage to putting the weights on a 3pth mounted drawbar is that you can lower them and keep them as centered as possible. This will maximize the stability.

Best of luck.






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 04-18-2006, 15:42 Post: 127957
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Well the simple answer is to simply match the weight. BushHog was within their rights, since they don't have a clue how you'll be using your FEL. Assuming you know how much the FEL weighs, add to it the average weight of whatever you expect to carry in it. The sum is the number you want for your counterweight.

But it's hard to imagine a Kubota dealer that didn't have a wheel weight solution.

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 04-22-2006, 23:07 Post: 128149
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Hi
I was still wondering. Is better to have the weights in the center of the drawbar or spread out with equal amount behind each tire.






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 rear weights

Stability wise if you put 300lbs in the rear all centered or distributed evenly (150 lbs) at the same distance at the width of the tires, it wouldn't make any difference. Because if you lean your tractor to one side then you'll have 150 lbs working against you and 150lbs working for you (i.e.: 0 effect). All centered on a lean will give you some weight but not all 300lbs for effect. As far as countering only a front end force equally (flat surface, no lean) both will give equal results. Confused? I am. Laughing out loud!






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The dealers around here use winshield washer fluid instead of calcium in the tires , it doesnt weigh as much as calcium but is also non corrosive, and is more money , I got mine from autozone for .85 gal , needed 11 gal in each of my small bx tires , but made a huge difference on my bank ,with the kubota wheel weights you could lift the tractor off the ground with one hand pushing on the top of the rops ,now you cant do the same thing pushing with both hands as hard as you can .






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