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OrangeMetalGuy

Best source for weights - 716H

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OrangeMetalGuy
I have a set of homemade solid lead weights which work well, but they are so tight into the rear wheels that it's a real pain to get them installed. Plus, they scratch the heck out of the wheel paint. So I'd like to find another option. Does Simplicity still sell weights for large-frames, or are they a standard size that I can pick up at, say, a Tractor Supply Company store? I don't want to go the route of filling the tires with fluid. And I do not want to put weights on the tractor itself. Want to stick with wheel weights. Thanks all.

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RayS
I have a set simular to these. They don`t scratch up the rims like cast iron weights. http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHEEL-WEIGHT-GARDEN-TRACTORS-/260502726527?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca72c277f

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rokon2813
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Originally posted by RayS
I have a set simular to these. They don`t scratch up the rims like cast iron weights. http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHEEL-WEIGHT-GARDEN-TRACTORS-/260502726527?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ca72c277f
I think for that price I would go to sears and get some crapsman. 15 pounds heavier per wheel, already filled and only 6 bucks more. Lighter ones cheaper

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RayS
Make sure they fit inside your 12" rim. I bought a set from a MTD that were on 12" rims and when I got them home they wouldn`t fit inside my 12" Simplicity rims. I would take a rim with me. The ones below are what I bought that wouldn`t fit. I bought mine used for around $40 bucks. The ones below have been on ebay for years I can see why. I believe TSC can order the correct ones for Simplicity. http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-190-784-800-Series-Wheel-Weights-Arnold-/330220780069?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ce2b13a25

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GregB
I run cast iron on my 716-6 and 917H. They stay on all the time so I'm not to worried about the scratching. My north facing slopes are almost always slippery, so I need the weight year round. I'm pretty sure I still have an unfilled set of plastic shells in my parts pile. I know I have ugly filled ones. If you are interested send me a PM or e-mail.

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