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Unusual front weights

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Fordfarmer

04-02-2020 12:39:49




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This 5000 I'm working on has some pie weights... on the front! Uses the typical mounting disk, bolted to a bracket with holes to match the nose of the bolster and bolts welded on to match the mounting disk. Looks factory made... or from a shop that did a good job. src="/cvphotos/cvphoto10494.jpg">

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Kirk-NJ

04-03-2020 03:09:27




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 Re: Unusual front weights in reply to Fordfarmer, 04-02-2020 12:39:49  
home made. look like a railroad rail plate



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Robert (ID)

04-02-2020 17:56:37




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 Re: Unusual front weights in reply to Fordfarmer, 04-02-2020 12:39:49  
yup cross tie plate... I've got 2 stacks of a dozen with all thread holding them together as weight on my disk.



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Bern

04-02-2020 13:29:01




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 Re: Unusual front weights in reply to Fordfarmer, 04-02-2020 12:39:49  
And I thought the factory weights on the front of my 6000 were ugly.



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JMOR

04-02-2020 13:12:37




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 Re: Unusual front weights in reply to Fordfarmer, 04-02-2020 12:39:49  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeyep, as that last pix is the rail to crosstie piece from RRtrack.



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Fordfarmer

04-02-2020 16:15:05




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 Re: Unusual front weights in reply to JMOR, 04-02-2020 13:12:37  
Yes... After you saying what it was made from, I can see it. I had though it must be cast or forged to have those ridges on the back (forged, in this case?), which would exclude most welding shops and farmers. Just happens to be the right width... drill 4 holes, round the corners, weld the bolts on the front.



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Dean

04-02-2020 13:04:16




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 Re: Unusual front weights in reply to Fordfarmer, 04-02-2020 12:39:49  
Farmerized.

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