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Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby Brodalick » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:35 pm

I have weights on the rear wheels and no weights on the front. I will be using tractor for gardening and driving around the neighborhood. Do I really need the rear weights? I really like the clean look of no weights but don't want to remove them if I am going to regret it later.

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby SONNY » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:40 pm

None of my cubs have weights, except 1, BUT I took them off , and cub does fine without them.---NOW if you push snow,-- they are a big help, but not for general messin around. --- Just what I have personally found!! thanks ; sonny
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm

If your gardening includes a plow, you need them. Even just using a disk they make a difference.
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby Brodalick » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:51 pm

Most gardening will be making rows and keeping rows plowed. Living in North Carolina we seldom get snow, even though we did get 6 inches a month ago.

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:55 pm

I do everything in the garden, pull breaking plow, cultivator, field cultivator, potato plow, etc. I have turf tires with no weights......so you tell me.

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby tmays » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:00 pm

jsfarmall wrote:I do everything in the garden, pull breaking plow, cultivator, field cultivator, potato plow, etc. I have turf tires with no weights......so you tell me.

Wish I had soil like that!
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 pm

tmays wrote:
jsfarmall wrote:I do everything in the garden, pull breaking plow, cultivator, field cultivator, potato plow, etc. I have turf tires with no weights......so you tell me.

Wish I had soil like that!
:Dito: Wish I did to. Red clay does not turn easy.
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby jsfarmall » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:09 pm

I got silt loam mostly. Just enough clay to make.it hard to work if too wet. Then my.other garden is pretty sandy.

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:27 pm

Our soil is red and there’s a fine line between to wet to plow/to hard to plow so wheel weights it is for me. I think a lot of it depends on your soil type and your intentions/expectations of your tractor. You’ll probably be okay without them. I was looking at our garden today and it’s froze out pretty good, it plowed in huge chunks for the most part except on the lower end where I almost got stuck and I was using 60hp :lol:
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby Clip » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:02 pm

I prefer to keep them on - I don't have to move them around the shop, they stay out of the way on the tractor and keep the center of gravity lower while offering better traction. I don't notice much difference in damage to the lawn with weights vs no weights. Biggest difference is taking the plow off the front. Steers so much easier without all that extra weight.

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby MilGunsmith » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:20 am

Weights and chains on Lo-Boy for snow plowing with Ag tires. Thinking about adding a second set or filling the tires. Leave them on year round for pulling logs etc.

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby ricky racer » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 pm

Take the weights off and try it, worst case scenario is you need to put them back on....
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby indy61 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:15 pm

Rear wheel weights should have been standard on a Cub not an option. Maybe I don't weigh enough?

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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:23 pm

indy61 wrote:Rear wheel weights should have been standard on a Cub not an option. Maybe I don't weigh enough?

Don't think so, it's a way to get more money out of the purchaser for one and make the advertised price cheaper on the tractor. Here's a picture off the internet that shows a lot of new Cubs and no weights.
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Re: Wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby jsfarmall » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:08 pm

I got an idea for ya. If you don't mind your cub being slightly wider. Take your wheels off and swap sides with the weights pointed in. They will.fit over the hubs and harder to see.


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