Adding wheel weights

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Decided to add 146lb each wheel weights to my small tractor‘s cast rear wheels today. First order of business was to carry them from the truck inside, which was easy with my large build body structure. Heck, I won the “farmers walk” at my county fair. Lol

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Picked up a new baler over the winter capable of making 1000lb round bales (NH RB450 silage baler with dual density cylinders).

Lifting up 2) 1000+ lb bales at a time is 200-300lbs more than the 2) 850-900lb bales from previous baler, so I felt the weights were necessary to maintain the stability I like. The tractors have no problems picking them up, but even with cast rear rims, it can feel a little unstable at times.

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So the wheel weights will help.

I built a simple rig and lifted the 146lb weights with my “XL hands” up onto my fancy “dual cylinder” with 2x12 wheel weight installation ramp (2-5 gallon drywall buckets turned upside down and a scrap piece of 2x12). Lol

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I slapped on my XL gloves and hung each weight on a 5/8” carriage bolt, then using a post spade, I pried them into position using my great farm boy strength. I then added the remaining 3 bolts. Used the Dewalt impact to tighten the nuts.

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Pretty easy all in all. Took me about 2 hours start to finish. No cabinets full of fancy tools required, other than the DeWalt 60V impact. Heck I could have used an open end 15/16” wrench lol.

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Looks real good. (y)
 
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Those wheel weights look like garden tractor weights on those rims.

Wonder if you will even notice the difference. I have 300# of weights on each side on a MUCH smaller tractor
 
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Decided to add 146lb each wheel weights to my small tractor‘s cast rear wheels today. First order of business was to carry them from the truck inside, which was easy with my large build body structure. Heck, I won the “farmers walk” at my county fair. Lol

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Picked up a new baler over the winter capable of making 1000lb round bales (NH RB450 silage baler with dual density cylinders).

Lifting up 2) 1000+ lb bales at a time is 200-300lbs more than the 2) 850-900lb bales from previous baler, so I felt the weights were necessary to maintain the stability I like. The tractors have no problems picking them up, but even with cast rear rims, it can feel a little unstable at times.

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So the wheel weights will help.

I built a simple rig and lifted the 146lb weights with my “XL hands” up onto my fancy “dual cylinder” with 2x12 wheel weight installation ramp (2-5 gallon drywall buckets turned upside down and a scrap piece of 2x12). Lol

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I slapped on my XL gloves and hung each weight on a 5/8” carriage bolt, then using a post spade, I pried them into position using my great farm boy strength. I then added the remaining 3 bolts. Used the Dewalt impact to tighten the nuts.

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Pretty easy all in all. Took me about 2 hours start to finish. No cabinets full of fancy tools required, other than the DeWalt 60V impact. Heck I could have used an open end 15/16” wrench lol.

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I kinda like my tractor heavy too!
 

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They are stackable, so I could add more later.
The thing is, my optional cast rims are already pretty darn heavy, so an additional 300 pounds isnt much on a small 10,000lb tractor, but it will help offset the bales on the loader.
I didnt need much, just a little more stability is all Im lookin for. We got steep hills here
 
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Those wheel weights look like garden tractor weights on those rims.

Wonder if you will even notice the difference. I have 300# of weights on each side on a MUCH smaller tractor

Hahaha.....they seem small after you run my bigger Massey or the Case-IH MX-270.
The weights may look small, but they are THICK....like 4" thick
 
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I opted for the cast centers too, can't go wrong with weight! I have the track width set to 60" for straddling 30" rows.
 
 
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