Re: Pie wheel weights

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Posted by Brad on April 07, 2020 at 10:53:52 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Re: Pie wheel weights posted by JK-NY on April 07, 2020 at 08:42:29:

Great ideas, thanks for sharing :-)

I can see advantage in quickly hitching/unhitching weight when it's needed as you've described.

Working with concrete is a lot quicker/easier than pouring cast steel weights.

Idea I've been ruminating on: DIY wheel weight liquid, 30% isopropyl alcohol (or used anti-freeze also good for oil-preservative function) added to used cooking oil obtained from fast-fry restaurants? I doubt this would rust out any rims?

Oil/alcohol wouldn't be as toxic/flammable as some mixtures used for the purpose. I've a fire extinguisher handy on my tractor for general common sense and safety reasons already, it'd be especially important if anything in the tires is flammable. DIY adapters to fill up tractor tires with liquids are quite economically priced via Ag suppliers.

One person used hollow, cast-concrete "weights" and filled them with lead. That's a clever solution, but I doubt it'd be fun changing weights out when you wanted lighter weight.

Forums have good information about further options, with resultant pros and cons. https://www.wfmachines.com/forums/vendor.php


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