wheel weights or no wheel weights

Farmall Super A, AV, 100, 130, & 140 1939 - 1973
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wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby jdeere86 » Tue Feb 21, 2023 3:49 pm

hey everyone

recently fixed the flat on my 140. had to take the wheel weight off in order to do so. now that its off i'm not too keen on putting it back most cause how dam heavy it is. I am using this tractor for vegetable cultivation on flat ground? do you think it makes sense to have wheel weights or should i pop the other one off.

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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby indy61 » Tue Feb 21, 2023 4:12 pm

I thought you can remove tire/rim without removing wheel/wheel weight.
If not I found it easy enough to lay the tire on top of wheel weight and bolt together, much easier to move around.
My Cub is about worthless with no rear weight.

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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby inairam » Tue Feb 21, 2023 4:43 pm

You should have been able to remove the rim without touching the hub and weights.

If you do anything in the front ( snow plow/ grader blade) you take the weight off the back. I have an Ih 1000 loader on a 130 and I need double-wheel weights. I do not need weights for cutting grass with a mid-mount mower or with a tow behind the mower on level ground. I did get front wheel weights for a 140 that has a fast hitch because the weight out of the back takes the weight off the front.
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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby SamsFarm » Wed Feb 22, 2023 12:13 am

That is a lot of tractor if your only cultivating with it!

If you are only cultivating, then it might be ok to leave them off!

I only see one way for you to find out for your situation!
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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby Matt Kirsch » Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:11 pm

Cultivating is pretty light duty. You'll be fine without the weights.

BTW, I would not even remove the rim from the tractor to work on the tire. The tractor makes an excellent tire changing stand. Any time I've ever tried to change a tractor tire off the tractor, I've regretted it.

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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby inairam » Sun Feb 26, 2023 8:20 am

I do want to amend my comment. Yesterday my 140 with no rear wheel weights and ag tires got stuck ( tire spin no traction not buried stuck) in some very soft clay mud area on flat ground.

Now, this is very nasty clay mud that I have been fighting for some time. It had not rained in a bit so I thought it was worth a try.

I am not sure my other 140 with rear weights tuft would have gotten stuck.
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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby SONNY » Sun Feb 26, 2023 12:45 pm

The first thing I do is junk ALL weights on every tractor I get! --- NO need for them! they are hard on tractor gears and do nothing to aid the use of the tractor. They were designed to run without weights to start with.
I too use mine in the garden and want to run as light as possible to not pack the ground anymore than necessary.
Others will disagree but that is their right to do so!

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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby v w » Sun Feb 26, 2023 8:23 pm

SONNY wrote:The first thing I do is junk ALL weights on every tractor I get! --- NO need for them! they are hard on tractor gears and do nothing to aid the use of the tractor. They were designed to run without weights to start with.
I too use mine in the garden and want to run as light as possible to not pack the ground anymore than necessary.
Others will disagree but that is their right to do so!


And disagree I will. Actually......depends...... I recently brought a log home from about a mile away with my 404. 8ft by about 20 inches. Didn't want to pull out onto road very bad due to some wheel slippage. I stayed in 3rd but even then when I hit one of Kalamazoo County's famous pot holes the right tire lifted and spun. I have wheel weights. Also loaded tires and a weight load on the three point. Adding weight might depend on what you want to do. Vern

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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby SONNY » Mon Feb 27, 2023 12:17 am

gotta use a tractor sized for the job and a 404 is NOT a loggin tractor. good way to tear up the gears int them. 404 only is a 1 plow tractor to start with! I know cause I have one!

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Re: wheel weights or no wheel weights

Postby ShawnAgne » Fri Mar 03, 2023 10:19 pm

I have been pulling my weights off the Cub and 100 for mowing and putting them back on for winter plowing. Well summer 22 I didn't take the weights off the Cub but did the 100. I'm thinking about leaving the rear weights on the 100 this summer as I got turf tires at least while its rainy season as I did lose traction a couple times last year in mud. Then when ground dries maybe pulling them off or maybe leaving them on. The fronts I'll pull off as the rib tires leave a nice tread in the yard.
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