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Re: spinnin tires

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09-26-2013 06:07:01

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Agreed. A Farmall H has enough power to bring the front end off the ground in first gear. I really wouldn't pull in 2nd except for 4500# class, I might do that. Ideally, you would want your front tires about 1" off the ground. I've done that before but its difficult to gage where weights should be placed to get that perfect balance. Without a doubt from your post, you need more weight in the back.

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09-26-2013 19:06:36

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 Re: spinnin tires in reply to PretendFarmer, 09-26-2013 06:07:01  
mr pretender has all the speedy answers!!!!!!!!!!!

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09-26-2013 18:07:48

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 Re: spinnin tires in reply to PretendFarmer, 09-26-2013 06:07:01  
i pulled in 4500lbs i had 3250 on back and 1250 on front, i had one set of wheel weights on, i tried 5000lbs and a couple times i could pull longer than i did in 4500 and i never added any weight

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09-26-2013 06:22:41

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 Re: spinnin tires in reply to PretendFarmer, 09-26-2013 06:07:01  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see build your front weight bracket as far out as possible, giving it the most leverage possible. than put 10 percent of your weight from added weight on front, for example with my wd in 3500 pound class we have about 800 pounds or so of movable weight, so we throw and 80 ish pound weight on the front, that will get you close to the right weight distribution, of course this all depends on the track, a better biting track will need more front weight so you dont have to steer with the brakes. another thing i would do is drive your tractor down a paved road to sharpen the tires a bit. also if you are new to this dont worry about power, i beat alot of tractors with way more power than me by having better weight distribution than they did, i beat hopped up olivers and farmalls with my stock, smoking wd.

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