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Weight platform
Will the marked bolts be enough to hold 150Kg of weights. Notice the red line; that will be the support for the weight platform, but the two bolts will hold the majorty of the load.

Will they hold, or will I need to make some different kind of platform for the weights.

Original platform is hard to come by, and is expensive. Also the original platform was welded to the front mask, but my front mask is plastic...

Original platform can be seen here : http://www.farmphoto.com/FPv2/message.aspx?mid=149286

Thanks for replys, and construsting advice.
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Look at the top of the bolts.. If there's 8.8 on it they maybe hold it because 150 kg is not so much. Maybe you need some extra bolts to hold it or purchase some 10.9 or 12.4 bolts :-P
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Heh, tractor is in the shop, and will be there for some time. When it comes back, i will look. I can't replace theese bolts, because I can't make thread so wide instead of this one. There is no space for drilling bigger holes and making new threads in them. 150kg for a small tractor is not so little as you might think ;-)

I thought of putting two extra bolts on each side as well, but if this could holt the load, there is no need for extra hustle with the bolts...


Ok, I thought someone will know, but it seems it will be method of trial and error for me ;-)

Once again, thank you for the reply.
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Is this designed for towing the tractor? that holds maybey 2 tons of weight when towing up hills.

what is size of spanner needed? 22mm?
I think two 22mm size bolts will hold no problem.
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24mm nuts are there...

Yes, this is originally designed for pulling the tractor, but that is "pull load" on the bolts. I wonder if the bolts would hold on up/down load. If you know what I'm trying to tell you :-[

Annyway, I will try only with them, and if they show any sign of loosnes, I will make extra threadded holes and put extra bolts.
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If you tighten the bolts the weight will try to pull on the threads not pull down (bend) the bolt. I think.
Unless the weight is very long (sticks-out in front of tractor)
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The weights will be the same as in this picture: http://www.farmphoto.com/FPv2/message.aspx?mid=317205

one is 25kg heavy, and 4-6 weights will be on the platform...

I didn't think of that the weights will try to pull out the bolts... Very nice thinking, thanks!
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UPDATE:

I made the platform, and loaded it with 75kg and the bolts hold it in place, BUT, the metal plate where the bolts screw in is twisting like it was made of paper...

I gave up on the weight idea, and will work without them :-(
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Bad luck... But it was a good idea anyway. Hope you'll find an other solution.
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I can always fill the tires with water if needed, but in road transport, it will wear out front tires very fast...

I don't know... Time will tell...
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maybe wheel weights

you can get them of very quick if you are going to do transport

ofcourse i don't know if there are wheel weights for this rim
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if you make an sort of U which you bolt on both sides and the front?, than it is harder to twist?

they do it with front linkage systems, who were built on later
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This picture is from zuiderberg

I know it goes about weights, but this is the system I mean, look at the way he's bolted down at the side, then it's a lot harder to twist
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Yes, Nald, but I don't want to drill holes, and make threads for the platform... Too much work, and too much hustle.

I'm a lazy person, and I don't have the nervs to mess with the weights any more...


Considering wheel weights, There are weights in the wheels allready. They are made in a way to be a part of the rim, and the rim itself is 20mm thick...

Thanks all for support in this "project" but there's no hope for me ;-)
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