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Re: Looking for Ford 100# suitcase weights...

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03-18-2013 16:08:18

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I gave Burgh's a call this morning. He said they don't have any Ford suitcase weights. If you've ever met Charlie Burgh (died probably 13 years ago) he looked exactly like Col. Sanders of the fried chicken fame. He was a completely unique man. The first time I met him, he was sitting on a golf cart and I was there to pick up an engine for a tractor. He asked if he could help me, I told him I was there for the tractor engine, so he told me to hop on his cart and he would drive me to it. I hopped on and we drove from the driver's door of my truck, around the front of it, to the passenger side of my truck, and the engine was sitting right there. I will never forget that sense of humor. His 2 sons run the place now and have been scrapping a lot of the really old stuff.

Thanks for the leads. I've never heard of Keller's. I will be sure to save that contact information for the next time.
John B. NE in,

I really appreciate the offer! If May 25th wasn't the height of corn planting, I would come out to meet you, regardless. I always am happy to meet a fellow tractor nut! What kind of tractor pull is it that you are bringing scales all the way from Indy?

To all who helped,

Thanks to all of you. Because of the help, I was able to locate weights today near Akron, OH at a New Holland dealership. I just got back from the 4 hour round trip drive and now I have a bed full of weights, 2 cans of blue paint, and a nice New Holland AG (yellow and blue)toolbox! hahaha I couldn't resist buying it. Those weights sure are bigger than I remember and 100 lbs is a lot heavier than I remember! When did thy start making 100 lbs that heavy? I guess it's been a long winter for me. No end in sight now, probably going to be a wet wet muddy spring.
Oh well... Thanks again to everyone, I couldn't have gained 1000 lbs without you.

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03-19-2013 08:27:34

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 Re: Looking for Ford 100# suitcase weights... in reply to John_PA, 03-18-2013 16:08:18  
We have portable scales that are heavy enough to weigh pulling semi's at 20,000#. Most scales are light wt. in order for the sled operators to cross the DOT scales when they travel down the highway. They are pressed to keep their overall wt below 80,000#, [truck, pulling sled and extra wts.] Their scales probably weigh around 1,500#. Ours wheigh over 8,000#. They need the extra weight to stop the heivier pulling trucks and tractors. I'm actually around 120 miles north of Indy and 375 miles from uniontown. There's not to much demand for heavy duty portable scales so theres not that many of them around. We have weighed 4x4 farm tractors with duals as heavy as 35,000#.

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03-18-2013 20:25:22

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 Re: Looking for Ford 100# suitcase weights... in reply to John_PA, 03-18-2013 16:08:18  


Something I noticed after looking at a picture of your rig: Notice how the FORD letters on the front of your rig are not centered with the decal like they are on the ones out of the factory. What do you think happened there?

The chrome letters look like the right size, and the decals look centered to me. The decals are a little different, however, with the width of the blue and white bars.

Please note: I am not trying to badmouth your paint job. I am only trying to figure out what happened.

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