Home Made BX2380 Front Weight Bracket

BManFX4

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BX2380, RCK60B, LandPride RTA1250, CountyLine RC5, Titan BX42S Chipper
Apr 14, 2020
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Loudon, TN
Hi everyone. I am a new member here and I am enjoying reading various posts so far.

I use my 2380 mostly for mowing my property (2 acres or so of grass, 1 acre of woods). The side and rear is pretty steep so I started looking into adding weights to the front. The Kubota weight bracket the dealer had made me lose the brush guard. Since I prepare deer plots with this BX the brush guard is a must. Searching on the Internet did not produce any results that met my requirements so I broke out the MIG machine and made my own bracket.

I used factory holes in the frame to mount it so I didn't have to drill it and the brush guard opens without interference as well. I am going to add "ears" to it so I can put a rod through the weights and secure them with a padlock for those few times when it is on a trailer and I stop for fuel, food, etc.

I searched for Kubota weights and was not very successful in finding them locally. I ended up ordering John Deere units and I painted them orange. :) They are 42 lbs. each and the bracket weighs around 10 lbs. It really helps with stability climbing the hills.
 

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BobbyK

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Way to figure it out!
Welcome, post pic's of the weight bar if you have them.
If you did post a pic...it's not showing up.
 

BManFX4

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BX2380, RCK60B, LandPride RTA1250, CountyLine RC5, Titan BX42S Chipper
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Loudon, TN
Thanks !!

That's weird - I inserted 4 pictures in the post body and they show up for me??

EDIT - I uploaded them again and attached them to the post.
 
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BobbyK

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Petrolia, Ontario
Looks good!
200lb plus hanging off the front I think should help:D

Who cares if the weights are J/D.
I got two 85lb International Harvester suitcase wt's hanging off the rear of my J/D 317...ballast for the front mounted snowblower.
 

skeets

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Thats pretty cool,,, the wheel weights on my BX came off a Cub
 

GeoHorn

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Shoulda left ‘em Green. (Fewer people would want to steal them) :ROFLMAO:
 
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JimDeL

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I see you have a 2" hitch adapter on the front. Where did you source that - or did you fabricate it yourself?
 

SGT13

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Outstanding. Very simply. Since I needed an anchor point at the front I fabricated a receiver combo so that I could add a weight rack. Didn't care much for the cost of weights so I used some reclaimed brake disks and made up some brackets to hook em on. The disks also hook on the 3 point ballast.
 

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BManFX4

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Apr 14, 2020
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Loudon, TN
I see you have a 2" hitch adapter on the front. Where did you source that - or did you fabricate it yourself?
I made it myself. I used the factory holes for mounting - I don't want to drill the frame.
 

Runs With Scissors

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Nice Job!

I like that you did not have to drill new holes for it. I always try to avoid that as well.
 
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Runs With Scissors

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Outstanding. Very simply. Since I needed an anchor point at the front I fabricated a receiver combo so that I could add a weight rack. Didn't care much for the cost of weights so I used some reclaimed brake disks and made up some brackets to hook em on. The disks also hook on the 3 point ballast.
Very elegant solution Devil Dog!

Nice welding and fab work for sure.
 

fried1765

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Hi everyone. I am a new member here and I am enjoying reading various posts so far.

I use my 2380 mostly for mowing my property (2 acres or so of grass, 1 acre of woods). The side and rear is pretty steep so I started looking into adding weights to the front. The Kubota weight bracket the dealer had made me lose the brush guard. Since I prepare deer plots with this BX the brush guard is a must. Searching on the Internet did not produce any results that met my requirements so I broke out the MIG machine and made my own bracket.

I used factory holes in the frame to mount it so I didn't have to drill it and the brush guard opens without interference as well. I am going to add "ears" to it so I can put a rod through the weights and secure them with a padlock for those few times when it is on a trailer and I stop for fuel, food, etc.

I searched for Kubota weights and was not very successful in finding them locally. I ended up ordering John Deere units and I painted them orange. :) They are 42 lbs. each and the bracket weighs around 10 lbs. It really helps with stability climbing the hills.
EXCELLENT !!!!
 
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