I have read with great interest everything that Levi has endured with operating on the slope on his property. He must have nine lives because I probably would have had a heart attack if my tractor did a 180 if I was going down hill. Filled tires, wheel weights, spacers he’s got it all now and I hope it keeps him safe.
Yesterday was my first time cutting my grass with the Mauser cab on. Before I put the cab on cutting the slope against the road I could tell that it was not as planted as my x728 was. Now that I have the Mauser cab I felt a little more anxious so I changed to cutting straight up and down instead of sideways. I can do this but I’d rather not. I was able to cut all my areas in high range 2 wheel drive. I now have read that it would be best to cut those sloped areas in 4 wheel drive in case a back wheel did come off the ground being in 4WD might pull me out of a situation. Makes sense.
I have searched and read a lot of information regarding filled tires, wheel spacers and wheel weights but have not found any information if weights added to the Heavy Hitch weight bracket will also work to lower the Center of gravity. I know it works great to ballast the FEL but how would it effect COG for mowing? Would carrying the weight just off the ground matter or is the COG not affected by the height of the weights because where the 3 pt hitch brackets attach to the tractor determines the COG.
Might just be that I’m still safe and I’m just not used to the new seat of the pants feel. I would hate to find out the hard way. With all the experience the members of this forum has someone probably has a better idea of how 3 pt. Hitch weight changes the COG. I’d rather not invest in wheel weights or filled tires if what I already own will make a difference.