Weights for front of eXmark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lotsagrass, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    You know those weights that go on top of the front wheels (bolts to the frame I guess, above the front wheels)?...about how much are those and what do they weigh each?

    I think I need to get a set. I've got a few places I tend to pop the front end up. Not really places I'm mowing (well, maybe once in awhile) but places I drive through now and then. The Lazer Z (previous style, not new style) with 52" deck is pulling a wheelie now and then. I hate to make this thing even heavier than it already is, but I think it would be best if I did.

    Thanks
     
  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'll have to weigh (or look) and see how much mine weigh. They ain't exactly lightweight for sure.
     
  3. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    I just weighed mind and they weigh 45 pounds apiece. Not sure if they are all the same weight though being my mower is a hp.
     
  4. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do you remember what they cost?
     
  5. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Lotsagrass, that I don't know being I purchased the mower used with the bagger and weights already on it for one price. I'm sure that one of our members will give us a quick answer though!
     
  6. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    No problem. Thanks. 45 lbs each would probably be plenty for my purpose. Either that or I can strap my wife to the front of it :)
     
  7. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    :laugh:If you strap your wife to the front please post some pics for us:) Mine would make a lot more than those two weights weight:laugh:Amazing what 26 years of marriage and kids do to a female body...ooopsss, I better shut up :laugh:
     
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't remember what they were, but I can assure you that they aren't 45# apiece. I seen some people make their own by pieces of flat stock layed across the front caster arms and bolted down with square U bolts, or brackets made from small pieces of flat stock and bolts ran through drilled holes. Much cheaper than the factory stuff.
     
  9. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    Runner, I weighed them twice as I could not belive it either but that is what the scales showed.
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see people with weights on their exmarks all the time and never quite figured out why. I have the Lazer Z HP with the 52 inch deck and bagger and I've never run them. Yah, if I've got the bags and hopper filled to the top with wet grass the front end gets a bit light, but the frame hits if it does wheelie a little, not like it's gonna flip over...I do have the tow hitch on which makes it hit a little sooner. I've never felt the need for them though.
     

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