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Tractor Pulling Discussion Forum

Great deal on weight

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12-21-2013 02:36:12

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So being the cheap person that I am, I dont want to just go out and pay $1 per pound on suitcase weights, which is what they typically go for around here.

I got a wicked deal on plate steel early this year and used that for weight. But I needed more as I was borrowing weight.

I called around to the scrap yards. One around here was willing to sell any kind of metal for $0.35 per pound. Doesnt matter what it is.
I got all the steel I needed to fabricate for my C, and more plate to make into hanging weights and they sold it to me for $0.32 per pound because I paid cash.

talk about a good deal. If you need weight, check out your local scrap yard.
This post was edited by PretendFarmer at 05:19:59 12/21/13 2 times.

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12-21-2013 10:18:34

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to PretendFarmer, 12-21-2013 02:36:12  
One of our pullers has his own salvage yard and has made a lot of weights for himself as well as some others. The beauty of these is they can be made thin and longer so your rack can hold much more weight.

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12-21-2013 08:28:58

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to PretendFarmer, 12-21-2013 02:36:12  
mostly like the one hanging on the front.

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12-21-2013 06:34:50

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to PretendFarmer, 12-21-2013 02:36:12  
Just found 10 100# case weights at local yard. Paid 600.00 was patient untill they got some in.

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12-21-2013 05:23:40

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to PretendFarmer, 12-21-2013 02:36:12  
sounds reasonable enough. I would rather buy suit case weights. making weights is a lot of time. I bought most of my weights for .75cents per pound. Are you gonna mess with your new c or leave it stock.

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12-21-2013 07:05:03

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to 8v92guy, 12-21-2013 05:23:40  
It's going to stay stock for now. At most it would get resleeved up to the 3 1/8 sleeves and pistons to be where most C's are. It'll pull 3500# and 4500# class. If it doesnt lose power I'll just keep the 3" flat top pistons in. It is in great condition, rebuilt some time in the past as there is no ridge on the top of the sleeves.

I dont have to do much to make these usable weights. I cut little hangars shaped as an L and weld them on. Thats it. I might make handles on them but total welding time is about 2 minutes per weight.

An example of one plate is 1.5" thick x 12"x12".
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Finger getter

12-22-2013 07:09:11

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to PretendFarmer, 12-21-2013 07:05:03  
You will get tired of those weight pinching those fingers.

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12-23-2013 04:22:45

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 Re: Great deal on weight in reply to Finger getter, 12-22-2013 07:09:11  
All you gotta do is pay attention.

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