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Winter question - - I've never put the wheel weights on my 1967 landlord. I've had a blower and the chains alone seemed to do the job just fine. I've just acquired a plow and want to add the wheel weights. My question is how do I mount 4 of them? Looks like I should use carriage bolts -- does it matter which way I place the two weights relative to each other? Any tips would be great. Thanks, John(ri)
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I typically mount the bolts from the inside of the wheel. Try to center the weights as much as possible otherwise the wheel wobbles.
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That's where your problems will start! I recommend NOT putting double weights on as it is going to stress your axle tube[a known weak link on older tracs!] to the max. I have a double weighted[4 weights bolted to whls.] 64 Landlord here that the fellow used to tow/plow with and it's got the nicest busted out axle tube you ever want to see on it!NOT a cheap fix! The axle tube is a hardened piece and especially in cold weather it becomes very brittle and is suceptible to snapping under extereme strain,especially if it has an existing hairline crack in it which a lot of them do!Just one man's 1 1/2 cents worth! dlc
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Hi gang, I don't see how wheel weights will harm the axle tube. The wheel weights and tires are on the ground and do not increase the axle loading unless you are running around tipping the tractor up on two wheels. I more suspect axle tube breakage is caused by the instant forward/reverse shifts the hydro transmissions make under full power. This will be particularily true if the break starts at cracks from the keyways in the tube. My 3 speed B-1 has been used to plow, pull logs, till, snow plow, etc. and I've never had a problem with the axle tube. I do have a problem with a worn left wheel hub and axle from the pointed set screw used to secure the hub to the axle. Me 2 cents worth. Roy
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