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Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby bullmack » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:23 pm

Bought my 1949 Cub a month ago. Haven't had time yet to do anything but noticed yesterday that the right rear was going flat (it has new rear tires). Also has front/rear wheel weights. Taking the wheel weight off was a breeze - I could just guide it to the ground. To re-install it wife and I rigged a sling using a ratcheting tie down and my 2006 JD front bucket as muscle to lift it in position. Piece of cake.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Barnyard » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:32 pm

Why remove the weight? I always just remove the rim from the center. Only four bolts that way.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Urbish » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:13 pm

I bolted a 4x4 to my floor jack and simply lifted & rolled it into place.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby tmays » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:20 pm

I just pick them up and put them on by hand. Fastest way :-)
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby LRiddle » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:03 pm

skwimjim wrote:I bolted a 4x4 to my floor jack and simply lifted & rolled it into place.


I love that idea. Seems easier than the other tips I've seen. Good thinking.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:01 pm

tmays wrote:I just pick them up and put them on by hand. Fastest way :-)
I used to do that too, and now am paying for it.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:24 pm

[quote="John *.?-!.* cub owner]I used to do that too, and now am paying for it.[/quote]

You betcha!!!! Two titanium pins, in my back, and eight screws to hold it all together. Technically, I'm taller now. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Clip » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:06 am

Bill Hudson wrote:[quote="John *.?-!.* cub owner]I used to do that too, and now am paying for it.[/quote]

You betcha!!!! Two titanium pins, in my back, and eight screws to hold it all together. Technically, I'm taller now. :lol: :lol:

Bill[/quote]


With all the extra hardware you should be able to lift two at once.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:55 am

Clip wrote:With all the extra hardware you should be able to lift two at once.


I wish that is how it worked, but no such luck.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Eugene » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:39 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:
tmays wrote:I just pick them up and put them on by hand. Fastest way :-)
I used to do that too, and now am paying for it.
Yup. Me to. Big time.

Good news is that I'm keeping the local family practice medical clinic, pain management clinic, pharmacist, and physical therapists in business.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby tinnerjohn » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:10 am

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:
tmays wrote:I just pick them up and put them on by hand. Fastest way :-)
I used to do that too, and now am paying for it.

Strange how that works.. I guess Dad was right (again) when he said "you'll wish you hadn't done that". John

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Urbish » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:30 pm

LRiddle wrote:
skwimjim wrote:I bolted a 4x4 to my floor jack and simply lifted & rolled it into place.


I love that idea. Seems easier than the other tips I've seen. Good thinking.


My setup ended up a little front-heavy and was right near the balance point where the jack would want to flip forward toward the wheel, but I had to have the 4x4 stick out far enough so that the big wheels on the jack wouldn't hit the tire before the weight was flush to the rim. I resolved this by straddling the 4x4 and putting just a little bit of my weight on it. Of course, had things gone wrong, I'd be singing in the front row of the choir.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Jim Reid » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:01 pm

I have a grandson who is 6'6 and thinks he is tough I call him a puppy just to get him to pick them up while I bolt them on.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby bullmack » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:45 pm

Barnyard wrote:Why remove the weight? I always just remove the rim from the center. Only four bolts that way.


Hmmm :? :? :? - makes sense - I'll have to look at that tomorrow when I'm back at the tractor.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby cub&catman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:11 pm

I USUALY JUST LAY THE WHEEL FLAT AND PUT THE WEIGHT ON IT AND BOLT IT DOWN, THEN TIP THE WHOLE WHEEL UP.


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