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    Default Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    I'd like to put some extra ballast on the front of my DK40se. Unfortunately Kioti doesn't offer any suitcase weights or more importantly a bracket for suitcase weights. Has anyone adapted another brand's system to fit a DK? kubota makes a front mounted system that attaches to the GL brush guard. I haven't had a chance to check the relative tube diameters but was hoping that it might fit the DK or be easily adapted.

    Anyone with other ideas?

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    Kioti does offer suitcase weights for the DK40 part# 322101 and the mount part#322140
    However I have not seen any front suitcase weights that will work with a loader.
    I will check with Kioti and see if these will on this machine.
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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    Thanks for the correction. I couldn't find them on the website. I'll have to check the clearance. I eyeballed it and thought weights would fit but maybe I am underestimating how deep the weights/bracket are.

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandTractor
    I'd like to put some extra ballast on the front of my DK40se. Unfortunately Kioti doesn't offer any suitcase weights or more importantly a bracket for suitcase weights. Has anyone adapted another brand's system to fit a DK? kubota makes a front mounted system that attaches to the GL brush guard. I haven't had a chance to check the relative tube diameters but was hoping that it might fit the DK or be easily adapted.

    Anyone with other ideas?
    Carry a log around in the grapple?

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike058
    Carry a log around in the grapple?
    Not a bad idea. I need the front weight mostly for two reasons, first when I have the backhoe attached the front is light and second when I am in low gear using the grapple to uproot bushes as I dig big divots as all four tires spin. The log idea would work for the backhoe but wouldn't be much help when I am actually using the grapple. However, even when I use the backhoe it is to dig stumps so I need to use the grapple to move them periodically. I suppose I could make it work if I don't forget where I left the log. I'll try it if I don't find an orange solution.

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    The log in the grapple would be easy to implement and cheap-but suitcase weights would be more efficient and cleaner albeit a bit more of a chore to put on and off.

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    I am having that same problem with my new ck20s. I was thinking of looking into getting the front tiers filled, but I don't know how much weight they can put in each tier.

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    Quote Originally Posted by natem
    I am having that same problem with my new ck20s. I was thinking of looking into getting the front tiers filled, but I don't know how much weight they can put in each tire.
    You could get the fronts "Foam Filled" I believe that would add some weight.

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    Quote Originally Posted by natem
    I am having that same problem with my new ck20s. I was thinking of looking into getting the front tiers filled, but I don't know how much weight they can put in each tier.
    Check the front tire size (Kioti website) then check the Goodyear website for recommended number of gallons of liquid ballast(75% of total capacity). Multiply times about 8lbs/gallon and that will give you the added weight per tire. As I recall on the CK20 you can add something close to 15gallons/tire (my recall, I haven't checked) which would give you about 125lbs/tire with windshield washer fluid. More weight if you use CaCl or RimGuard.

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    Default Re: Anyone have suitcase weights on a DK?

    I have not had a chance to look into how much weight could be added to each tire, but if your figures are right that would be well worth it. I think 250 total pounds would keep the front on the ground.

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