Check those weight bolts

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Check those weight bolts

Postby Barnyard » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:46 pm

I was mowing yesterday and without paying attention I backed into the right front tire of one of my Cubs pretty hard with my drawbar. No damage done as far as I could tell. Later I approached the left side of the Cub from a different direction and found this.


I'm glad I wasn't transporting this on the trailer and hit a rough road. The bolts were rusted clean through.
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Re: Check those weight bolts

Postby welderrx » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:54 pm

Man that could have been bad. I don't think mine have ever been off, I was thinking of new bolts for mine for this winter as I am thinking about 2 sets of weights & chains for snow duty as we are moving to a new place up in the mountains. Either way I'm gonna check em now thanks for letting everyone know. TJ
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Re: Check those weight bolts

Postby Urbish » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:00 pm

Yikes! :shock:

While you're at it, see this related post on rim-to-wheel center bolts:


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Re: Check those weight bolts

Postby TallCoolOne58 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:07 pm

You just motivated me to pull and check mine, and replace.
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Re: Check those weight bolts

Postby Winfield Dave » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:48 am

There have been multiple conversations here on the forum about how to
go about removing rear weights - engine hoists, 4x4's, floor jacks...
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Re: Check those weight bolts

Postby BigBill » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:27 pm

Time to paint up the rim and rim center too get the rust protection stuff ready.
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