Adding weight to your mower

riss6270

LawnSite Member
Location
PA Gettysburg
I was wondering if anyone adds weight to their tractor? I have a scag walkbehind and i was thinking about adding 50 pounds of weight to the front. Reason being i have a velky on the back and sometimes the front wants to lift off the ground. Im not huge, 170 pounds maybe soaking wet but if i go up a slight hill it tends to want to rise. It will also keep the front from jumping if i hit a dip in the yard. I know exmark has weight kits for the front. Just wondering if anyone adds weights to their rigs.
 

gcbailey

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
WV
I've saw everything from pieces of railroad rail to a literal barbell and weights strapped to the front on a WB. Just make sure it doesn't put stress on the forks. I don't know how stout a Scag is up front, but I've saw older Gravely's with busted forks from guys with weights on them.

I think the Exmark weights are only about 9lbs each, one mounted on each fork.
 

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