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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby bullmack » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:29 pm

I appreciate the feedback.

Barnyard wrote:Why remove the weight? I always just remove the rim from the center. Only four bolts that way.
This gets the tire/rim minus the center section off the tractor but I'd still have to remove the weight and re-install the center section in order for the tire shop to repair the flat.

cub&catman wrote:I USUALY JUST LAY THE WHEEL FLAT AND PUT THE WEIGHT ON IT AND BOLT IT DOWN, THEN TIP THE WHOLE WHEEL UP.
Doable but the problem I see is that now I'm trying to jockey even more weight onto the hub to remount the tire/rim assembly.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:34 pm

bullmack wrote:I appreciate the feedback.

Barnyard wrote:Why remove the weight? I always just remove the rim from the center. Only four bolts that way.
This gets the tire/rim minus the center section off the tractor but I'd still have to remove the weight and re-install the center section in order for the tire shop to repair the flat.

The tire shop shouldn't need the center. Just take them the tire and rim.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Glen » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:27 pm

Hi,
I think Barnyard was saying on page 1 of this post that if you are starting with the wheel center, wheel weight, and rim assembled on the tractor, jack it up and remove only the 4 bolts that hold the rim onto the center, and remove only the rim and tire, and take that to be worked on.
The center and wheel weight can stay on the Cub. :)

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Randy Tuura » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:46 pm

I'm always the wise guy.

I took 'em off and I don't plan on putting them back on.

Only two things I do with my Cub and that's cut grass and plow snow.

Neither one needs weights. I live in Northern Minnesota where we get real snow. But one fall I didn't feel like putting them back on. I thought if it didn't work I'd depend on my 10.5 hp snowblower and invent a way to get 'em on next time.

Y'know what? I thought the snowplowing was easier without the weights. We have a 280 foot long drive and I plow around to the back of the house so we can unload the cars up 8 steps instead of 14.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Gerry Powell » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:30 pm

I agree with cub&catman, jack up the tractor, take the tire off, put the weight on, put the tire back on. No broken fingers- or backs, still singing in the back row.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby bullmack » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:00 am

Gerry Powell wrote:I agree with cub&catman, jack up the tractor, take the tire off, put the weight on, put the tire back on. No broken fingers- or backs, still singing in the back row.


I can see this approach if the tractor is jacked up with a hydraulic jack. This allows you to set the height of the hub exactly so that you can align the hub and tire with little to no lifting. In my case the tractor was on blocking so lifting the tire plus wheel weight as a unit weighs even more!
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby rod330 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:12 pm

I realize this is an older thread and there are several others on the same topic....just thought I'd add my rocket scientist method since I've been needlessly agonizing over this for a couple of days. I had never attempted to add a rear weight in the past.

I attached the boom pole to my old Ford and used a sling to lift them up and position them properly. The weights rotated easily in the sling to get everything aligned and I feathered the Ford's rear hydraulics to inch them into position. It took just a few minutes for each side. The photo also shows my high tech outdoor wheel weight paint booth.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby cub&catman » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:46 pm

Not everybody owns another tractor with a boom or loader. I guess you would have to have a tree and block and tackle.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby rod330 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:47 pm

cub&catman wrote:Not everybody owns another tractor with a boom or loader.

That's pretty obvious but I can't think of a better reason to buy a second tractor :D
It was just a technique that happened to work for me, your mileage may vary.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Bill V in Md » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:33 pm

cub&catman wrote:Not everybody owns another tractor with a boom or loader. I guess you would have to have a tree and block and tackle.

Not really, because you can use that same technique with just an engine hoist.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby inairam » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:53 pm

I used a 6" dia PVC pipe strapped to harbor freight transmission scissor jack. The pipe was in the center of the weight and I put some weight on the other end of the pipe. It gave me a great deal of control and felt very safe.
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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:14 pm

I just had rims, centers, and weights powder coated. Thought about it for days... how to assemble w/o scratching? Finally, the ol bulb went off. I laid the weights on a rubber pad, outside down. Laid the center on the weight and carriage bolted together. Laid the rim/tire over the center/weight and maneuvered into position. Attached rim to center with 4 bolts. Picked up one side of the wheel assembly and rolled into position.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby rockfarmer » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:16 pm

The other bulb went off while maneuvering the rim around a 150 lb center....put the center on the rim first, dummy, then carefully lay the rim and center onto the weight. No scratches! and I'm not in great shape either.

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby jsfarmall » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:38 am

I have seen a rig someone built that hangs on a cherry picker and was able to set the weights on the wheel. Maybe they will chime in

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Re: Installing a rear wheel weight

Postby Urbish » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:31 am

jsfarmall wrote:I have seen a rig someone built that hangs on a cherry picker and was able to set the weights on the wheel. Maybe they will chime in


It's in this thread: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=91059&p=720953&hilit=wheel+weight+hook#p720953

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