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    John Deere 1025r TLB

    Default 3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc

    I need some rear weight to offset my 10LA loader on my TZ25.

    The manual gives several options, this is an overview of those options;

    Calcium Chloride filled tires @ 214lbs (107lbs ea wheel) + 475lbs on the 3pt hitch
    OR
    Rear wheel weights 150lbs (75lbs ea wheel) + 475lbs on the 3pt hitch

    The weight I already have is a water - antifreeze mix which should be about 140lbs (70lbs each wheel) and 110lb wheel weights (55lbs ea wheel).

    I want more than just a ballast box on the back, a usable hitch similar to or even the Heavy Hitch is what I am leaning towards. The problem with the Heavy Hitch is it is built for 336lbs (8 42lb suitcase weights) which leaves it about 150lbs light on the 3pt hitch and 100lbs light overall when considering my wheel weights.

    So what other options are there? Is there another hitch similar to the Heavy Hitch that will take a little more weight?
    '13 JD 1025r TLB
    60D MMM w/ electric over hydraulic independent lift
    Custom Seat Springs (no more bottoming out)
    Single Point Quick Disconnect
    180* Thermostat
    Artillian Forks (42")
    Ken's Bolt On Hooks
    Omni Transformer

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    Default Re: 3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc

    Here's an idea I would do if I needed rear weight. I've seen people build a ballast box or cut off barrel filled with concrete for rear weight. I would build the equivalent of a heavy duty 3ph frame with forks made of heavy channel and mount a plastic agricultural sprayer tank on the forks and fill it with water. You've got weight, water if needed, and can drain it out and store it light or if you were going to haul it, it would be easy to drain to lose the weight during transport as long as it could be refilled at your destination. You may not like that idea but it's something else to ponder.
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

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    Default Re: 3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc

    I've thought about a sprayer or other attachment but I want something that does not stick to far out the back as I have some tight places to get into.
    '13 JD 1025r TLB
    60D MMM w/ electric over hydraulic independent lift
    Custom Seat Springs (no more bottoming out)
    Single Point Quick Disconnect
    180* Thermostat
    Artillian Forks (42")
    Ken's Bolt On Hooks
    Omni Transformer

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    '12 JD1026R, '87 JD 318, '42 Ford 2N, '52 Ford 661 Workmaster

    Default Re: 3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by PsRumors View Post
    I need some rear weight to offset my 10LA loader on my TZ25.

    The manual gives several options, this is an overview of those options;

    Calcium Chloride filled tires @ 214lbs (107lbs ea wheel) + 475lbs on the 3pt hitch
    OR
    Rear wheel weights 150lbs (75lbs ea wheel) + 475lbs on the 3pt hitch

    The weight I already have is a water - antifreeze mix which should be about 140lbs (70lbs each wheel) and 110lb wheel weights (55lbs ea wheel).

    I want more than just a ballast box on the back, a usable hitch similar to or even the Heavy Hitch is what I am leaning towards. The problem with the Heavy Hitch is it is built for 336lbs (8 42lb suitcase weights) which leaves it about 150lbs light on the 3pt hitch and 100lbs light overall when considering my wheel weights.

    So what other options are there? Is there another hitch similar to the Heavy Hitch that will take a little more weight?
    We do have a universal style weight bracket that will hold up to 1000 pounds depending on the weights used.
    3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc-universal-weight-hitch.jpg
    It is available in other colors too!

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    New Member Mgrubb47122's Avatar
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    John Deere 3010, Ford 1910, Cub Loboy 154, 184

    Default Re: 3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc

    Check out Tractor Wheel Weight Adapters - Lugghandles - Put A Little Weight On! There is one that lets you add 25-50 pound barbell weights to your 3 point hitch. Cheap too.

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    Veteran Member Xfaxman's Avatar
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    Toolcat 5610 F. Bobcat V417 Versahandler. TORO+Loader

    Default Re: 3pt Weight Bracket Options, Heavy Hitch, etc

    Lots of options here: OMNI Mfg LLC

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    I have the Transformer, Very versatile.

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