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So I'm thinking about upgrading my cutter to the 2072 from my 2060 cutter. Tractor is 2038R.
Not concerned with the power, but previous posts and a discussion with my local JD dealer expresses concern of the extra weight of the cutter with just the front end loader hanging out there for balance.
The cutter only weighs about 100lbs more than my 60" cutter.
So I'm thinking if I can get an extra 100lbs or little more actually IN or attached to the bucket it should be a wash.

Anyone have any clever way of doing this?
Don't want to try carrying anything in the loader because of hydraulic 'droop'. Lost my pruning shears this way!
I do have Ken's bolt on hooks on the bucket and was trying to think of a clever way to attach a hundred pounds or more this way.
Or even by eyebolts installed at the top of the bucket thru the factor shipping holes.

Ideas?
Thanks
 

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What tractor is that weight bracket installed on in the picture?
Tomorrow I am actually going to try something else.
I forgot that I had a tooth bar.
It weighs about 90 pounds and it would be as far forward as it could get on the leading edge of the loader bucket.
So I am going to put that on and then tie on about a 100 pounds on the back end of my current 5' cutter and drive up some of these hills and see what it feels like. (East TN, nothing but hills!)
The concern is loss of steering when you're going up hill with all that weight on the back end possibly making the front a little bit too light.
The 6' cutter is only about a 100 pounds more than my current 5' cutter and I've never had a problem so far, so I think I'm going to be OK, but will find out tomorrow with my 'test'.

But I do like that 7 weight bracket idea it would be able to add just enough weight to help me out I think if necessary.
Here's another question, can I add the weights and still leave the front end loader on?
Looks like it might be crowded in the photo.
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