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    Front wheel weights?

    Seeing all the posts about front tire chains got me thinking. What would happen if you put wheel weights on the front wheels?

    For my tractor (4510), I'll bet 1 series rear wheel weights would fit. On a 1 or 2 series, maybe some L&G weights would work. Would this add any advantage?
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    Yes but anytime your front bucket,blade,or blower isn't in the float position you take off the weight on the front axle and put it to the impalement.
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    Yes but anytime your front bucket,blade,or blower isn't in the float position you take off the weight on the front axle and put it to the impalement.

    I don’t understand what you are talking about. Can you maybe explain a little different? Maybe it’s just too early in the morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJR345 View Post
    Yes but anytime your front bucket,blade,or blower isn't in the float position you take off the weight on the front axle and put it to the impalement.
    Can you explain this a little more?
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    - Farm Star rear bale spear

    Yamaha Rhino 700, Yamaha Rhino 660,
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    Quote Originally Posted by raco232 View Post
    I don’t understand what you are talking about. Can you maybe explain a little different? Maybe it’s just too early in the morning.
    I *think* what he was trying to point out is that is you are using a front mounted implement that exerts down pressure, the front wheel weights are of limited (or no...) use. The down pressure puts the weight of your tractor on the implement and takes it off of the front wheels so any weights on those front wheels are negated. The front wheel weights would only have effect when the implement is in float mode or is not in contact with the ground at all.
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    It’s early in the morning again, but I see what TJR345 is talking about. Now it makes more sense to me. I guess what really thru me off was the snowblower. I didn’t realize that you can use downpressure on the blower. I haven’t looked into to what front wheel weights weigh, but no larger than they would be, I wouldn’t think they wouldn’t weigh much at all and wouldn’t be worth the time or expense. They might look cool, but just for show.
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    Howse 60" Box blade
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    Homemade 3pt suitcase weight hitch
    Homemade 3pt 1 row disc hiller
    Homemade (6) shank toothbar
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    (7) 70lb suitcase weights
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    Anytime you have a front attachment (bucket,blade,blower) that has hydros you have a 3 position valve,up,down,and float.You can put down pressure enough to bring the wheels off the ground,thus using front wheel weights won't help with traction as would chains on a 4wd tractor.Depending on the size of your rim Deere makes 30 lb weight,50 for 12"or you could add liquid to the tire as some due to the rear tires.
    I've also seen custom brackets made on the front for suitcase weight for the front axle weight.
    Tom

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    30" mechanical tiller
    02 X595 with 62" deck,front thatcher and powerflow PTO kit
    3pt hitch with Heavy Hitch 45 JD loader
    12 JD suitcase weights
    JD/Brinly 3pt plow
    Frontier SS1036 3pt pto spreader
    (2) JS63C walk behind mowers
    TS 105 JD weed wacker
    tow behind 15 gal. sprayer
    Turftime 60" lawn roller
    Turftime 54" 3pt core aerator

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