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Weight limit

Postby Dusty B » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:28 pm

What is the maximum weight that can be loaded on the drawbar (other than when the front wheels come off the ground!) ???? Have a 15 gal spray tank leveraged over my lowboy - front end gets light at times!! Thinking of a 12V seeder unit!?
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Re: Weight limit

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:48 pm

I have 250 lbs on the drawbar of my ‘48 Cub. Weights are used when plowing snow. Never had any issues witH this much weight.
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Re: Weight limit

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:34 pm

This doesn't exactly answer your question, but may be useful reference points. For the Fast-Hitch platform carrier, IH gives a safe limit of 350# for a standard Cub and 175# for a Lo-Boy. They suggest additional front weight to raise the limits. I assume the stated limits expect one set of front wheel weights already installed.

How far back your weight is has an effect too.

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Re: Weight limit

Postby inairam » Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:24 am

a 15 gal sprayer loaded is about 125 pound of liquid plus the sprayer which I think is about the weight of the fast hitch platform by it self before loading but the fast hitch is not the drawbar.

a 15 gals sprayer does not look like something I would be concered about. Maybe get a wagon or trailer if you are concerned. That is how I spray using the sprayer on a wagon.
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Re: Weight limit

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:05 am

I own both a 15 gallon 12 volt sprayer tank and a 12 volt seeder. Empty they weigh about the same.

By volume, seed is lighter than water. Lime is heavier than water.

Unless you fill the hopper with lime, you won't be near the weight of the full sprayer tank.
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Re: Weight limit

Postby Dusty B » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:49 pm

Thanks, always appreciate others experience ! Have picked the front wheels off the ground a time or two w/the spayer tank full!! Do have front wheel weights I anticipate installing "one of these days". LOL !!
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Re: Weight limit

Postby MilGunsmith » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:18 am

I had my LoBoy with the fast hitch carrier on it at a parade. My ex-wife hopped on the carrier for a ride, she was about 220lbs. One of the guys in the club walked over and lifted the front of the Cub off the ground. I have since added a pair of front wheel weights.

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Re: Weight limit

Postby Cubfriend » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:59 pm

Have you considered mounting your sprayer on the right side of tractor ahead of the foot platform. Using front tool bar mount and pad mount on torque tube. Fabricating brackets shouldn’t be too hard. You could still run the hose to the back for a boom if needed.
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Re: Weight limit

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:57 pm

Cubfriend wrote:Have you considered mounting your sprayer on the right side of tractor ahead of the foot platform. Using front tool bar mount and pad mount on torque tube. Fabricating brackets shouldn’t be too hard. You could still run the hose to the back for a boom if needed.


That is the plan. I've started to acquire the necessary parts/pieces and will begin the project soon, hopefully. I'm also going to mount a Herd Broadcaster on the rear drawbar to the mix.

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