Front Mount Weights???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ok4me2xlr8, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. ok4me2xlr8

    ok4me2xlr8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Hi I just purchased a bagger system for my mower and am afraid that the weight of the bagger and its contents are going to cause the mower to be off balance. I have some yards that are pretty steep. Would you reccomend putting weights on the front and/or filling the tires with some kind of substance that cause them to have some weight.:confused:
  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,123

    Front weights I think would be best if you are rear heavey. I have a 2 bag Ultra Vac on my Z and know what you are saying. If its not to steep I usually mow side to side instead of up and down the hill. But if its to steep you stand rolling over also.
  3. Herrick

    Herrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 506

    My Deere bagger came with the weights...
  4. NJT

    NJT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    What he said. Front weights usually come with bagger system.
  5. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    all you guys need to get a Kubota, weights are built in and come standard
  6. NJT

    NJT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    What if I want to take them off?
  7. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 832

    As long as your have your bagging unit installed the weight balances pretty well. If you take the bagger off it is a different story on hills. You better have a helmet ready!
  8. verant

    verant LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    you can take them off. it's just a couple of pins and clips. The weights are hidden under the front corners of the frame. it's easy. i always leave mine on for hills. since the area i live in has a lot of lake properties with banks

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