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Postby ricky racer » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:18 pm

After plowing snow this winter a few times using the additional weight that I added, ( viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66190) I am ready to report on the performance.

If you recall, I added another set of wheels weights and the extra 250 pounds that I added to the drawbar, (see below) I have to say, it has transformed that little Cub into a snow pushing little monster! However, next year, I think I'll load the tires and eliminate the drawbar weight. The drawbar weight adds an additional 250 lbs. but it takes away the use of the 2" receiver. I haven't had to use the receiver yet and might not need it until spring but I guess I just don't like the idea of not being able to use it.

The additional weight really makes a big difference and reduces the slippage by a large margin. The reduction in slippage should reduce marking on my concrete driveway and the slippage on my gravel drive. There have been numerous posts asking if double wheel weights are worth the effort and I would say easily, yes.


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Re: More is Better

Postby CapeCodCubs » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:50 pm

Wow!!! loaded up!!!
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Re: More is Better

Postby Steve H » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:05 pm

I was pondering double weights myself. My lane is all gravel and is almost a 1/4mile long with a hill. Already have the blade on my dads Cub now just waiting on the snow to fly. Had a little amount last few days but nothing to fool with. So I think you have made my mind up on the double weights.
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Re: More is Better

Postby ricky racer » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:24 pm

Steve H wrote:I was pondering double weights myself. My lane is all gravel and is almost a 1/4mile long with a hill. Already have the blade on my dads Cub now just waiting on the snow to fly. Had a little amount last few days but nothing to fool with. So I think you have made my mind up on the double weights.


It doesn't take much of a hill to stop a Cub while pushing snow. You'll appreciate the added weights if you have to push snow up any grade.
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Re: More is Better

Postby EarlyCub49 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:56 pm

I used 2 sets of weights last winter and they work great along with the fasthitch if its more than the cub can handle, out comes the Simplicity snowblower.

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Re: More is Better

Postby mikethefixitman1 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:17 am

I have no weights but NO SNOW EITHER. I am thankful we have had No snow but I really would like to try out my plow and chains.
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Re: More is Better

Postby 'Country' Elliott » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:41 am

Hey Ricky...Nice setup :wink: Tell me a little about the weight you've got mounted on the draw bar...THANKS Ricky :D ...'Country'
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Re: More is Better

Postby dgrapes59 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:12 am

'Country' Elliott wrote:Hey Ricky...Nice setup :wink: Tell me a little about the weight you've got mounted on the draw bar...THANKS Ricky :D ...'Country'


Country, check this out....

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66190&p=540640#p540640
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Re: More is Better

Postby BigBill » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:06 am

Looking good.....

I think loading the tires, adding two rear wheel weights plus a good set of tire chains will do the trick on the fcub/int154 tractors. Then you don't need to take little bites with the plow unless its really deep heavy snow but it will push it.
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