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SmilinSam

Cast weights for Roper or Sears

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SmilinSam
Just sold my last two sets of Simplicity weights to a club member. I have a set of cast weights off a Sears/Roper and was wondering if it would be a crime to paint them orange and use them on the 917. Question is, has anyone seen any of these sell on Ebay to see what they bring?

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Kent
Well I hope it's not a crime, since I'm running Bolens (FMC) wheel weights painted white on the back of my Big Ten...

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Dadsy98
Use them if they fit. can't look any worse than the Walmart barbell weights on my 7010, mine are still factory black finish. ^

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SmilinSam
Not worried about how they look , just hate to alter something that has some value. Would rather sell the valuables and use the ordinary stuff...... ...so I can afford to get more stuff

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MPH
Looking at a pic you posted yesterday or day before Kent, wondered why you painted the white.. Haven't done the project yet, but I think I found a source of wts for powerMax tractors, Flywheel off 318/360 Dodge. Had the starter gear ring spin on one and roughly checked it out while back and I think with the ring poped off its about 1/4 in lost inside the 15 inch rim. 37lbs...MPH

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Kent
Marty, the biggest reason I painted them (and the wheels white) is that I bought two six-can boxes of Rustoleum white paint for a buck a can... :D

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Agricola
I will have to look into using regular weights on my Landlord for plowing. It looks like a good way to go and I get to do some fabricating.

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MPH
Thats good enough reason for me Kent...MPH

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UCD
Sam I think There are some posted on the ebay forum. I usealy post all of thw wheel weights for 12" wheels and leave the other brand names out of the discription.

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Dadsy98
John, I use two 25 pound barbell weights per tire. I fabricated a bracket for the rims. Works great for plowing and grading. The chains on the 7010 are old car tire chains I cut down to size. (thanks to MPH for the idea!) Total cost was about $50.00 for the weights and set of chains. Steve

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Ryan
Sam, Was at the mower scrap yard I visit quite often and the owner sold a set of old sears weights for $75.00.

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IronPony
I am using a set of JD weights so i won't sign my name to this.LOL They are still yellow. What color should I paint them? for my AC712.

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KenK
I have 2 sets of FMC weights mounted on two different tractors,I really like them.They are heavier than the A-Cs and mount flush with the outside of the wheel.I had 3 sets of A-C weights on one of my tractors and I caught the side of the garage.I got one set painted A-C yellow and the other set painted A-C cream.

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JBLACK
I checked the price at my Simp dealer and he quoted me 115.00 a pair for rear. JB.

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a7117puller
weights are weights, paint is just a luxury item

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SmilinSam
quote:
Originally posted by a7117puller
weights are weights, paint is just a luxury item
In that case I could slap the single Deere weight on paired with the single Cadet weight I have....huh?:o) I mean, its like you only see one side of the tractor at a time anyhow right??:D

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KenK
Thats right Sam its just like having different hubcaps on your car,you only see one side at a time.

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