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    Default Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    I scored some Case suitcase weights today and want to build a rack for them.

    Is it really ok to hang them from some angle iron?

    Does not seem like much cast iron holding that weigh while bouncing up and down.

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    Default Re: Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    Figure out what they go to and see how they were mounted. All of the weight isn't borne by the angle iron (it could also be a casting) but by pivoting against the bottom of the weight bracket and mostly just retained by the angle iron (or casting). See what the weights were on by searching "tractor weights in Texas" and comparing pics. There is a company there that sells knock off weights and has pictures of most weights. After you find out what they are off of, search the net for pics of weights on that model tractor and the mounting will be displayed. It's OK to hang from angle iron if they can also rest against something.


    After a quick check, I'm not sure what they are off. The might be New Holland but might be a mongrel.
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    Default Re: Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    Case is what I was told. Lots of pictures of the weights. None of the bracket/rack that I can find.

    You are suggesting a vertical "bumper" for the weight to rest against? That is what I was tentatively planning...
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    Default Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    We've always kept suitcase weights whenever we sold a tractor. Here's a bracket I had to fab up up for the front of a Ford.

    1/2"x6" flat bar was used. The weights are 120 pounds each IIRC.

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    Default Re: Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luke'sScreenName View Post
    Case is what I was told. Lots of pictures of the weights. None of the bracket/rack that I can find.

    You are suggesting a vertical "bumper" for the weight to rest against? That is what I was tentatively planning...
    The one that Big Barn just showed is how it's done. Just like that.


    I searched "Case tractor with suitcase weights" images on Bing and your weight showed up maybe 15 rows down.
    Did you get a good deal on price?
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    Default Re: Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by sixdogs View Post
    The one that Big Barn just showed is how it's done. Just like that.
    Head scratching and swear words were also involved.

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    Default Re: Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by sixdogs View Post
    The one that Big Barn just showed is how it's done. Just like that.


    I searched "Case tractor with suitcase weights" images on Bing and your weight showed up maybe 15 rows down.
    Did you get a good deal on price?
    $0.70/lb
    I was just worried because of how much metal hold the "hook" part.
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    Default Re: Suitcase weight: is this ok?

    Make a bracket that looks like the one above and it will hold it just fine.
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