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Front end ballast weights for WD

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02-15-1999 06:18:42

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I have a WD and would like to add some weight to the front end. Does anyone have any ideas for adapting various types of weight to the front end of this tractor. Did AC make factory weights for this model? Where do you find them? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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02-18-1999 07:33:03

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 Re: Front end ballast weights for WD in reply to Larry, 02-15-1999 06:18:42  
My guess would be the easiest way would be to add calcium cloride to the front tires. This should be plenty to balance your tractor to keep the front end down.

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Ted Buisker

02-16-1999 06:42:32

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 Re: Front end ballast weights for WD in reply to Larry, 02-15-1999 06:18:42  
AC did make factory front wts for the WD-45. They were a set of three that fit on the front ledge ahead of the radiator. They are RARE. I found mine at a farm sale, no one knew what they were, so I got them for $10. The mounting hardware was still available from AGCO at that time. 15 yrs. ago. Front wheel weights were also available and are somewhat easier to come by. Another alternative is to weld up a front wt. bracket. I did this for my 45 diesel. Ford makes a small set of suitcase style wts that go about 33 pounds and six of them make a real neat way to add 200 lbs to the front. Good luck. TED

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Mark Vanderburg

02-19-1999 03:21:51

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 Re: Re: Front end ballast weights for WD in reply to Ted Buisker, 02-16-1999 06:42:32  
I just bought a 6ft. disk and am having trouble with steering. I went yesterday to the local railroad yard to see if I can't get a piece of railroad iron for my front end. Haven't got it yet but it should be easy to lay across the front and heavy enough to just about stay on it's own.

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