Hi folks, I am new here. If this is not the place for this thread, please feel free to move it wherever and please let me know where it is. I have a JD 2640 farm tractor and I have been looking for suitcase weights for the front of it. They seem hard to find used and expensive to buy if found. New ones are high too. I have the bracket on the tractor for the weights but no weights on the tractor.
We vegetable farm here in west central PA and on side hills pulling a raised bed p0lastic mulcher we get some side drift that is better if we add weight to the front. Couldn't find weights last year either and we added a bracket and a 55 gallon drum full of water. It helped but, the drum gets in the way sometimes. Would really like to get some or build some suitcase weights. I did find some down in Georgia at Everything attachment dot com but, they are bout a buck a pound and that is a long way to go for them.
Thus my question: Would anyone have the dimensions of the John Deere suitcase weights with the part number R51680? These are the 100 pound weights that were used on this tractor. I don't know if they would really be any cheaper to buy steel and machine out all that is needed or not but, I thought at this point it may be at least worth looking into. I do have a small machine shop here on the farm and can do the cutting myself, although that is not my first choice. If anyone can help, I would truly be grateful. I really don't want to have that barrel ratchet strapped to the front of this machine this summer. How am I supposed to look like Elvis with this big blue barrel on my tractor?