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Old 02-09-2011, 07:29 PM
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Deere skid steer weights

Looking to add a weight kit to the @ss of my JD 320 skid. Anybody have a suggestion on where i could find one, new, used or otherwise? I might as well hang gold bars on the back for what the stealer wants for one. Even if I can find just the weights, I'll fab my own brackets if I have to. Theres a set of brackets on Ebay, but they are for the older New Holland and Deere 75 series machines. I assume they won't fit the newer ones, unless someone tells me differently? If they're close, maybe I could modify them easier than making some from scratch...
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:51 PM
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You could also buy a set of free weights from a local garage sale and do this route:

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Old 02-10-2011, 02:25 PM
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Thats got to be a joke on where the weights are placed. Your going to end up riding with your arse in the ground with just about every backwards move with the bucket slightly up.
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:09 PM
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The old NH style ran along the frame of the machine, whereas the 200 and 300 series Deere's stacked out perpendicular to the machine. If I remember right it was only like $5-600 for 8 weights and the mounting brackets new. I think you gain about 350# with the factory setup.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:48 PM
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Yeah, the weights themselves seem to run about a dollar a pound. I think it's 4 on each side, about 40 lbs a piece. Thats 320 lbs plus the brackets, so yeah I'd say your pretty close on the 350 figure. It's the brackets that are the b!tch, I think they quoted me almost $300. I have some connections there where I could get a hold of one to borrow to let the local welding shop copy it, except they don't have any in stock and have to order them, which means i have to buy them. I guess I'll have to pony up or go without. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:50 PM
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Oh BTW, mow king, I'm thinking that Case setup is only good for wheelie competitions...
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:32 PM
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By the way my post sounds to negative sorry aboot that. I still dont like where the weights are setup though.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:47 PM
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Oh BTW, mow king, I'm thinking that Case setup is only good for wheelie competitions...
Probably - I bought that unit for re-sale and never used it. Seemed pretty stable messing around with it in the yard though.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:36 AM
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I hate to be dumb, but..I can't see those pics from mow king, I only see 3 boxes with red x's in them. I need a counterweight for my Case 440 and can't come up with a good design, any ideas??

Bighornjd: I have a set of NH counterweights from an LX885 that may work for you I will sell very reasonable. Thay are all but brand new.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:02 PM
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I hate to be dumb, but..I can't see those pics from mow king, I only see 3 boxes with red x's in them. I need a counterweight for my Case 440 and can't come up with a good design, any ideas??

Bighornjd: I have a set of NH counterweights from an LX885 that may work for you I will sell very reasonable. Thay are all but brand new.
The pics he posted show a 1845 Case with what looks like a piece of pipe welded on the rear of the loader arm supports at the top, facing rearward, with several round free weights slid on them like you would find in a set of gym equipment, pretty crude, but I guess wahtever works.

PM me a price on the NH set you got, I don't think the brackets will work, but if your talking "very reasonable" I could probably still at least use the weights and fab my own brackets.
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