1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Labor-Saving Tractor Weight Holder
The holder consists of a pair of 2 by 6-in. rails that bolt to each side of his 4840 Deere tractor. A set of weights is held together by a bracket that goes over the top of the weights. A long bolt extends all the way through the handles on the weights. A clevis on top of the weight bracket is used to lift all the weights at once. Four bolts through the ends of the weight bracket hold the weight assembly in place.
"Once the bracket is installed I can put the set of 20 100-lb. weights on or off as needed in just minutes," says Roberts. "I got the idea after I permanently injured my back. It took only about an hour to build and cost only $35 for materials. The angle iron frame itself weighs only about 60 lbs. It can be adapted to fit any make, model, or size tractor."
Roberts says he and David Dunavant of Dunavant's Welding and Steel, Inc., are considering building the tractor weight holder for sale.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Harvey Roberts, Box 14, Shawboro, N.C. 27973 (ph 919 336-4793) or Dunavant's Welding and Steel, Inc., Box 28, Camden, N.C. 27921 (ph 919 338-6533).
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