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Old 07-17-2019   #11
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Default Re: Bx wheel weights

Another thing that can be done is put inner tubes in the tires and fill with water. I did that for a neighbor of mine and it works great. He was also concerned about the water rusting the rims so that is why he sprung for the tubes and I helped him with putting the tubes in the tires and filling with water. In our climate we rarely have to worry about water freezing in the tubes with the volume of water that is in the tubes. This was for a BX2350 that is garaged when not in use.
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Old 10-08-2019   #12
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Well, I purchased a set of Bolens wheel weights on Epay, They cost $165 shipped (shipping is $20 per weight)

I soaked them in: Evapo-Rust The Original Super Safe Rust Remover, Water-Based, Non-Toxic, Biodegradable, 1 Gallon..... It was $17 on amazon

I then decided to use my Grinder with a: Radnor Knot Wire Wheel 4" X 5/8-11 Standard Twist

I went to the Kubota dealer and purchased the Orange spray paint ($15 for 1 can!!)

Now I just need to figure out how I should Prime them (I think the weights are Cast Iron).... and I have run into allot of do this, do that... use this, use that
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Old 10-08-2019   #13
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More pics.
And the final stripped weights
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Old 10-09-2019   #14
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Sometimes we have to pay the price to get what we really want. Good find and I bet theyll look great when youre done with them. Looking good already! -Brad
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Old 10-09-2019   #15
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Now I just need to figure out how I should Prime them (I think the weights are Cast Iron).... and I have run into allot of do this, do that... use this, use that
nice find! those will come out great
I did something similar with 40 pound john deere suitcase weights, used a wheel to sand them down, shot them with primer and sprayed them kubota gray. They have been up front running over brush, knocking around and the paint is still fine. I did learn an important lesson, to never sand iron while on your asphalt driveway.

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Old 10-09-2019   #16
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Weights look like they will work great!
Having a BX1880 (smallest model) with no backhoe, I thought about wheel weights.
I decided against it only because I decided to do wheel spacer extensions to make the monster wider ( it's TIPPY!) and I did not want to stress the axels even more with additional weight.
What I do if I need the weight is to put on my heaviest rear attachment (525lbs) on the rear and leave my loader on.
I know this is not ideal for everyone but that's what I do.

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Old 10-09-2019   #17
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lunasdude,,, no worreis mate use the spacers and fill the tires and or weights you wont hurt a thing!
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Old 10-09-2019   #18
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Wheels support the axles. Axles support the rest of the tractor.

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Old 10-10-2019   #19
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Hmmm, may have to do wheel weights if it won't damage the axles.

I tend to side on caution with my little monster which is why I did not put the spacers on the front axles.

I read that most of the small axles on the BX series are already under stressed load with the FEL and screwing with the spacers on the front will not really help because of the swinging action and may hasten damage to the front.
But wheel weights may be the way to go, especially on the front.

The narrow nature of the BX series make them prone to be tippy if your not very careful.
The spacers on the rear of the tractor does make them more stable and with the addition of wheel weights maybe better stability?
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Old 10-11-2019   #20
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I finally primed the weights.
Pics: Bare weights, Paint and Primer spray cans, Primed weights
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