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Unread postAuthor: ilovefire » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:51 pm

jsefcik wrote:anybody have an idea on how to make good wheel weights for a tractor???

i have heard of filling them with water, but rims are made of steel, water rusts steel, same with calicum,

i am thinking of using brake drums, and just drill holes in the brake drums and just using holes of the wheel weight i have now ,

and maybe let some air out of the tires!

hopefully someone can help here

maybe filling the brake drums with concrete


i may be missing something here but dont you fill the tube with water so there will be no contact with the steel?
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:07 pm

ilovefire wrote:
jsefcik wrote:anybody have an idea on how to make good wheel weights for a tractor???

i have heard of filling them with water, but rims are made of steel, water rusts steel, same with calicum,

i am thinking of using brake drums, and just drill holes in the brake drums and just using holes of the wheel weight i have now ,

and maybe let some air out of the tires!

hopefully someone can help here

maybe filling the brake drums with concrete




i may be missing something here but dont you fill the tube with water so there will be no contact with the steel?


its for the back tires, no tubes in the back tires only front ones,

just like a regualr truck tire,,,i want to have some awesome traction in the snow
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:14 pm

Don't fill tires with straight water....water freezes.

You can fill the tubes with calcium chloride, Rim Guard, -40 windshield washer fluid or antifreeze/water for ballast. Some of these things can be nasty if they leak...ie kills pets/plants. Rim Guard is beet juice...safe if it leaks.

Rim Guard also happens to have a higher specific gravity...it's heavier.

Wheel weights can be cast using concrete.

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?p=603109

Chains are good too.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:35 pm

its for the back tires, no tubes in the back tires only front ones,


Buy tubes for the rear, approx 10 bucks a piece.

Chains are good too.


Yes indeed. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:03 am

Gippeto wrote:Chains are good too.


*sigh*

Rim Guard


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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:24 am

Wheel weights for tractors are cast iron. They are best purchased from the tractor dealer. Water filled tires are common too. Corrosion and freeze protection is needed. A normal antifreeze anti corrosion 50/50 mix is recommended.

This tractor is one like my dad's. It has wheel weights on the back but not the front. They make front weights for this tractor also.
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:46 pm

that tracktor is beautifull :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:50 pm

I think im just going to use brake drums as wheel weights, as long as the holes i drill for the bolts line up, and then maybe later fill them with concrete, or maybe even rear weight box


the weights you buy in the store are expensive , rather make my own!


i just found a perfect box for weight for the front end, not sure how much it will hold but it fits perfect right under where the hood frame and frame to the mower meet, just gotta get some steel to fill it up with
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:14 pm

As a sidenote, last winter I had to push our 4WD tractor back into the driveway because my dad ended up slipping off plowing. I'm not sure if it has locking differentials or not.

In all fairness, though, it still had the 6' mower deck on it.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:49 pm

ramses wrote:As a sidenote, last winter I had to push our 4WD tractor back into the driveway because my dad ended up slipping off plowing. I'm not sure if it has locking differentials or not.

In all fairness, though, it still had the 6' mower deck on it.



why not take the deck off for the winter? like derrrrrr!!!

i take my deck off right b4 winter
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:04 pm

jakethebeast wrote:that tracktor is beautifull :shock:


AAA Farmall, I pulled a tomato planter 3 seasons in a row with a AAA Farmall. Absolutely a fine piece of machinery! :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:10 pm

jrrdw wrote:
jakethebeast wrote:that tracktor is beautifull :shock:


AAA Farmall, I pulled a tomato planter 3 seasons in a row with a AAA Farmall. Absolutely a fine piece of machinery! :wink:



so are cubs!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:15 pm

jsefcik wrote:so are cubs!!!!


Built before MTD took over in 1984, yes indeed. 1984 and earlier were built by International Harvester.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:34 pm

jrrdw wrote:
jsefcik wrote:so are cubs!!!!


Built before MTD took over in 1984, yes indeed. 1984 and earlier were built by International Harvester.



i love my hydrostatic, cub 1972, that kohler engine, still runs strong!!!!

once i get this other tractor, its a 71 but gear driven with a 3 spd , pulls alot more!!! then my hydro does
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:18 pm

Depending on what type of hardware stores you have in your area, it may be cheaper to buy a bucket of cutting fluid mix for bandsaws and such. The stuff I use at work has a fairly low mix:water ratio, and it doesn't seem to freeze at reasonable temperatures (it should have ratings on the bucket).

Edit: tech, I think your tractor's sexy.
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