2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #07
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Big Concrete Weight Mounts On Garden Tractor
“My friend kept getting his Deere garden tractor stuck on his concrete driveway while operating a snowblower. He didn’t want to use tire chains because they would mark up the driveway. After checking out the price of wheel weights, we came up with a different idea,” says Larry Wood, Waldo, Ohio.
  The 2 men ended up making a tractor weight using an 18-gal. Rubbermaid plastic tub filled with concrete. “It’s a concrete block that weighs 320 lbs. It cost just under $50 to make,” says Wood.
  They made an angle iron bracket to hang over the back of the tractor, then welded some rebar rods onto the bracket that extend out the back. Then they filled the 20-in. long, 14-in. wide, 16-in. high tub with concrete, and pushed the rebar part of the bracket into the concrete.
  “The next day we pulled the tub off, and then used a floor jack under the concrete block to lift it into place,” says Wood. “The bottom of the weight is the same height as the tractor’s pin hitch. Works great and looks good.”
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Larry Wood, 2081 Newmans Cardington Road, Waldo, Ohio 43356 (ph 740 360-1956).

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