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Weights on Front Wheels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by echeandia, May 31, 2007.

  1. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    I run a 48" Exmark Turf Tracer HP. I love the machine. However, she tends to be a little light on the front-end. The wheels easily come off the ground and I was thinking about putting some of those front wheel weights that Exmark sells. They weigh eight or nine pounds which doesn't seem heavy enough. Have you tried the weights or something else to keep the front wheels on the ground? Thanks.
     
  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    i have not tried the weights but sounds like a good idea.
     
  3. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    I have a 36" TTHP and have considered the same thing. But also figured I could make heavier ones cheaper than buying from exmark.
    Hopefully you will get some good information from this thread!!!!!
     
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    My buddy is a plumber and he gave me a 35#block of lead for my Toro WB. It makes a big difference along with the solid filled front tires it takes alot to pop a wheelie now. I even painted it Toro red. Go to this thread for a pic and some more info about your question.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=53023
     
  5. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Thanks Mow.
     
  6. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,582

    how about a cinder block
     
  7. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    Yeah thanks Mow
     
  8. Daddio

    Daddio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    I have the same mower. I put exmark weights on it, great improvment.Should have come from factory with them. Time is money, spend it and be on your way making more $$$$ not cobling a good mower.
     
  9. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    Damn! I was at the dealer today and forgot to get a price on the weights.

    Daddio, What did you pay for them?
     
  10. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I have them on my 36" walk behind and yes they should come from the factory that way, it has made a big improvement, I forgot what I paid for it, but was worth it to me.
     

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