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    I have the dual HH bracket for my 2520. Different tractor and ballast requirements but the single wouldn't be enough for me. If you want to avoid buying the cart for the HH you could do what I did... Use a small pallet and some 6x6 blocks to make a stand that you can lower the weight bracket down onto to remove from the 3-point. Then you can move it around with the forks if you need to reposition it.

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    I have 8x42 on the Heavy Hitch single. That being said, I also have a JD quick hitch, and I feel that gives me some extra leverage. Somebody else also pointed out that you can turn the weights around, giving a smidge more leverage. I have filled rear wheels and have never had the tractor get anywhere near unstable, even when moving some heavy stuff. In your case I'd make sure the tires were filled, and consider spacers as well. Weights? Eh... do as you see fit. And be careful!
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    Suitcase Weights > 42Lb or 70Lb??

    Guys:
    Thanks for all of your advice, experience and expertise.
    As usual... Invaluable.

    I've decided to buy the Heavy Hitch 3 Point Hitch Receiver Drawbar -
    HH1DB-B - With a DUEL Offset Weight Bracket:

    Your points about age and 70 pound Suitcase Weights are valuable considerations as we age.
    I've decided to go with the 42 Pounders - John Deere Part #R66949
    16 of 'em = 672 Pounds
    The Heavy Hitch, itself, weighs 60 pounds.
    Combined... 732 pounds ought to meet my current needs -
    With the ability to sell 4-6 - And replace 'em with 70 pounders (If my back can handle 'em).

    Next item on the agenda > Where to get the best price > Cost + Shipping.

    Thx again for all of your input.
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    The weights don't seem to have much variation in pricing. You may want to wait for your dealer to have a 15% off parts sale, which they seem to do a couple times a year. Short of finding them used on CL or elsewhere that seems to be on of the best deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFelchlin View Post
    Guys:
    Thanks for all of your advice, experience and expertise.
    As usual... Invaluable.

    I've decided to buy the Heavy Hitch 3 Point Hitch Receiver Drawbar -
    HH1DB-B - With a DUEL Offset Weight Bracket:

    Your points about age and 70 pound Suitcase Weights are valuable considerations as we age.
    I've decided to go with the 42 Pounders - John Deere Part #R66949
    16 of 'em = 672 Pounds
    The Heavy Hitch, itself, weighs 60 pounds.
    Combined... 732 pounds ought to meet my current needs -
    With the ability to sell 4-6 - And replace 'em with 70 pounders (If my back can handle 'em).

    Next item on the agenda > Where to get the best price > Cost + Shipping.

    Thx again for all of your input.
    Read the last paragraph of my post #4 in this thread about that.
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    I am sure HH will provide a great deal; another option.

    (6) 42 lb weights shipped to NY for $55 each

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    I always thought they were 50 lb.'s


    I've got 8 for my 955....always figured they felt heavy for 50's

    I guess I gotta weigh one and figure out if I'm a Sissy or a Stud
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmylh View Post
    I have the 42 lb weights. I'm 67 and they feel like 70 lbs.
    Heck.....Im only 57 and 42 pounds already feels like 70.

    Im in agreement with the others here..... 42 pounds and the ability to fit twice as many if the need arises.
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    I bought the Heavy Hitch Super Duty single for 8 - 42lb weights. With the 70lb wheel weights and the loaded heavy hitch i can pick up a full bucket load of gravel and everything is stable front to back.
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