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Combine Wheel Weights
South Dakota farmer Milo Sayler, of Menno, added concrete weights to the rear wheels of his combine to offset the weight of the front header, making the machine easier and safer (particularly when going down hills) to maneuver.
Sayler made the outside "forming" ring of 10 ga. metal, forming the doughnut hole using a smaller length of metal wrapped around the hub but wide enough to reach the lug nuts.
"When pouring the concrete it's important to put paper along the edge of the metal and on the trim to keep the concrete from sticking," Sayler points out.
The cement weights bolt on with two bolts that fit into existing holes in the rim. Sections of metal pipe imbedded in the concrete line up with holes in the wheels for bolting on the weights. Sayler imbedded metal rods in the concrete for reinforcement.
He notes that the do-it-yourself concrete weights can be made just about any size. His extend about 4 in. off the rim and weigh about 100 lbs. each.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Milo Sayler, Menno, S. Dak. 57045 (ph 605 387-2847).

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1983 - Volume #7, Issue #1