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    Elite Member woodlandfarms's Avatar
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    Default Idea for rear tractor weight

    My neighbor has a good sized deer with an FEL. He has been lookng for a rear weight as the 7 foot brush hog is in the way in the woods.

    So he built a wooden box, put some 3pt attachments in the right spot, and took it down to the local cement company.

    Our cement company, when the truck come back from a run, they pour the excess into a mold that makes massive (3 foot x 5 foot x 3 foot) blocks of concrete that I guess weigh 3000lbs apeices and they sell them for $30. We use them for retaining walls and such.

    Anyway, he talked to the owner, the guy said sure, put your box out there and I will call when it is full. I think it ended up being free (but he was acquainted with the concrete company).

    he brought the box home, broke the wood crate away and the steel 3pt holders were embeded in the concrete.

    Jut an idea....
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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    Where are the pics? If it isn't documented, it didn't happen
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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    I would only worry about multiple pours over a long period of time to get it full. I would want a continuous pour.

    How many cubic feet of concrete for a ton?
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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebrafive View Post
    How many cubic feet of concrete for a ton?
    150lbs per cuft

    so 1 yrd = 1800lbs

    2000 lbs = 13+ cuft
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    Default

    Hmmm, math doesn't work on those numbers. One yard is 27 cubic feet. At 150 lbs per cubic foot, that would make a yard equal to over 4000 pounds.

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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    He didn't cube his feet, and somehow came up with 12cft.

    3x3x3=27 cft

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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    embedding the 3 point pins wont be good enough in the long run. They will probably break off out of the concrete after some use. Ive seen this done many times while doing searches. Fabbing up a frame with the 3 point pins and embedding it in the concrete will prevent the pins from breaking out of the concrete. Will work better in the long run. A skeleton sort of speek. Unless i read it wrong and thats what you did

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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    Sorry guys, no Pix but yes he made up a skeleton out of scrap. Yes it had multiple pours and remember this is junk concrete but has held together really well. And he has a bunch of the large cement blocks forvretaining walls that have multiple junk pours and it works well.

    Oh, here are some pix of the multiple pour retaining blocks. 2x2x6

    http://s661.photobucket.com/albums/u...phone4s093.jpg
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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    Old thread, but still relevant. Not sure how the 3pt pins were added, but the way I built my weight I used a drawbar with some All-Thread embedded in the concrete to bolt it on. Not only does it make for a solid mounting, I can unbolt and use the drawbar for other purposes.

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    Default Re: Idea for rear tractor weight

    If I really need the rear weight I have a "square blob" of concrete with a center mounted lifting ring. I ratchet it up on a tree limb and lower it onto the a-frame of my rear blade and strap it down. That will give me 1500 lbs for the rim guard filled tires, 650 lbs for the rear blade and 400 lbs for the concrete. That's an extra 2500 lbs. With this setup I've lifted max with the FEL but only to a height of about 24" off the ground. I do not care to tempt fate or fool around with mother nature.

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