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Weight for Winter 7116

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SimpleAlex

Hey All,

What are the best options for rear weight for a 7116 for snow plowing/throwing?

I'm planning on filling up the tires with windshield washer fluid, but don't know if I should look around for some wheel weights or possibly some sort of suitcase weight attachment or weight box.

Thanks.

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rich_kildow

I have a set of Bolens cast iron rear weights with 2 link chains and they are plenty. I don't have any hills but I've never even come close to getting bogged down or stuck.

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rich_kildow

Does weight on the rear lift or a bracket impact the drive line any differently than weight on the wheels? I'm thinking rotating weight vs "sprung" weight, although we don't have suspension to make that distinction.

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Talntedmrgreen

It kinda depends what you're planning to do with the tractor...push, blow, sweep? I prefer to push, and weight is needed to moderate spinning. Likewise, maneuvering a raised blower or broom can help make your tail lite, but they give little resistance when on the ground.

I didnt used to need any weight when I had a flat drive. Now I have a slope to the road, and without chains, I have to tow the tractor back to the top with even the slightest snow or ice. I can even spin them when wet from rain....the type of tire has made no difference for me in this scenario. Likewise, you can't push a snowbank with a blade, on bare rubber.

With chains, I can still slip a bit on my hill, and so I put about 50lbs per wheel, and will hang a stinger or whatever is laying around, on the back. If I have weight, I'll use them, but about a 100lbs gets me up my hill without spinning/slipping. I need more weight for heavier front attachments though. When running a sweepster, I'd hang a bit more.

On my larger tractors, the front attachments are VERY heavy, and weight is a necessity to counter them when they are raised. It's no fun to have to pull a big tractor free with a pickup truck when you're just trying to get work done. Happen to bury the truck, and you may as well head inside for a beer and wait for spring.

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goatfarmer

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I've done this modification to a couple of tractors. It allows me to use any battery that's available, it adds some weight, and cleans up the area under the hood. Just gotta remember it's back there!

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SimpleAlex

I've used a thrower in the past, but got my hands on a plow this year . I'd like to start the season pushing snow and move to the thrower when things either get too deep or I run out of places to put the snow.

I've got a pair of chains which worked well last year with no weight, but I'd like to minimize spinning as much as possible to keep the driveway damage to a minimum. It seems to me that more weight = less spinning.

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