Rear wheel weights

Sun May 04, 2014 5:52 pm

Hello! What is the best way to install rear wheel weights? I don't have a cherry picker or a fork lift.just strong arm manpower.thanks steve

Re: Rear wheel weights

Sun May 04, 2014 6:07 pm

Hello ! Welcome to THE BEST forum ! Ask , and you will get answers! Go to the Book of Knowledge on the home page. Then go to "Rudi's" In The Barn section.Scroll way down to the bottom, There you will find an easy solution on how to do that task! Hope this helps you out! :)

Re: Rear wheel weights

Sun May 04, 2014 6:09 pm

There are numerous ways to go about it. Browse through the "How To" forum and you will find a few of the way the guys do it. viewforum.php?f=143

Re: Rear wheel weights

Sun May 04, 2014 6:26 pm

I roll cub till rear weight hole is at top. I run a 3/8" (I believe that's the size) steel rod thru weight hole far enough to accomodate my hand and enough to go in wheel center hole. I lift with a hand on each side of weight and slide rod into top hole. Weight will slide on over to wheel center with a little push with my knee. Quickest way I've found. Of course if you have problems picking up 150 pounds, then this method is not for you :-)

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 5:15 am

Here's one way
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or just build a ramp out of 6x6-4x4 or what ever scrap wood you have laying around to the level of the bottom of the rim and than put wood from the bottom of the rim onto the ramp to the height that the wheel weights should be then roll them up the ramp and attach.You can you a crowbar to work them into place so the holes line up.

kirk

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 5:16 am

Here's one way
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or just build a ramp out of 6x6-4x4 or what ever scrap wood you have laying around to the level of the bottom of the rim and than put wood from the bottom of the rim onto the ramp to the height that the wheel weights should be then roll them up the ramp and attach.You can you a crowbar to work them into place so the holes line up.

kirk

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 5:24 am

OK I screwed up. hit the button to many times and can't find the delete button. Sorry about the multi posts.

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 6:51 am

Kirk-NJ wrote:OK I screwed up. hit the button to many times and can't find the delete button. Sorry about the multi posts.

Kirk, I deleted the posts for you. The delete button is the "X" that is in the row of symbols along with the quote button and "!" button next to your avatar. As long as no body has posted after you, you will see the "X" and can delete your post. Once anyone posts a reply the button disappears.

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 8:21 am

Just lift that sucker up and have someone run the bolts through. :coffee: It's a couple minute job, right Barnyard! :wink:

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 8:34 am

dgrapes59 wrote:Just lift that sucker up and have someone run the bolts through. :coffee: It's a couple minute job, right Barnyard! :wink:

Yes, that is the best way to do it! Bring that Cub to the Barnyard Bash and David, I mean Mister Grapes, will act as your personal forklift while Denny and I offer encouraging comments. :lol: Where are the pix when you need them?

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 am

There's room underneath the weight for a nut, so I simply bolted two of the wheel weight bolts right to the wheel center, then slid the weight on to the "stud."

It's not difficult to lift the weight, and it's not difficult to stick the bolt through. It's difficult to do BOTH at the same time, working alone.

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 10:26 am

I figured this out many years ago when I sat and thought, "this tractor was designed for farmers, how would I install a weight if I was a farmer?" If you look at the weights, there are two half circle cutouts on the weight itself. First, you take a piece of 2x4 about 3 or 4 feet long, lay it up at an angle on the bottom of the rim, with the rim turned to the openings in the dish are at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o clock, then lay the weight on the 2x4 with the half circle cutout down on the 2x4. At this point have all the bolts ready next to the tire. Stand the weight up on the 2x4, then lift the 2x4 off the floor and hold it up. The weight will move towards the wheel dish, and will line up perfectly to slide the bolts through. I was able to hold the 2x4 up with one hand and place the bolts through with another, really quite easily. The only thing about this is if you've painted the rims, you might want to fold up a towel under the 2x4 so it doesn't scar the rim. Anyway, I've done this a bunch of times, and it works great! Simple too!

Re: Rear wheel weights

Mon May 05, 2014 6:59 pm

I'm doubling up on rear wheel weights. Just went to TSC and they had every bolt but the ones I needed. They had six inch but no six and a half, they were out of seven inch and I was fearful eights would be way too long, so I wait. I'll grunt them on there somehow. I was cursed with equal parts of stubbornness and ingenuity.

Re: Rear wheel weights

Tue May 06, 2014 5:29 am

I think doubling up the weights is easier. A scrap piece of 2x6 fit pretty good in the center of the other weight and then just side them on.

Kirk
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Re: Rear wheel weights

Tue May 06, 2014 8:45 am

If you decide to just lift it up and put it in place, think it over. I used to do things like that, now I am told not to lift more than 15 pounds.