Installing a rear wheel weight

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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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