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AMC RULES

Poor thing...  :ychain:

face just looks mad.  

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briankd

been thinking of how to hang weight on my c-120 looks great I know where I can get an old mule drive will have to do this instead of building one from scratch Thanks T_MO B)

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SylvanLakeWH

Cool Idea.

 

But...Is that what they mean by a severe case of "ganGREEN"??

 

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Hacksawhero123

Unistrut is one of those great inventions that once you are familiar with it, you wonder how you got by without it. Great looking bracket T-Mo. 

Mark

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c-series don

PLEASE paint them soon!!!!

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WVHillbilly520H

@T-Mo, I used JD suitcase weights, but built my own bracket/bumper to hang from the the attach-a-matic, different approach same results and 125# hanging off there hasn't hurt anything yet, to counter balance the tiller, plow and weighted box blade,Jeff.

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fast88pu
15 hours ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

@T-Mo, I used JD suitcase weights, but built my own bracket/bumper to hang from the the attach-a-matic, different approach same results and 125# hanging off there hasn't hurt anything yet, to counter balance the tiller, plow and weighted box blade,Jeff.

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Do you still make these? 

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WVHillbilly520H
27 minutes ago, fast88pu said:

Do you still make these? 

Sorry I don't ,but I do have the blue print here on a couple different threads if you can't find it P.M. me,Jeff... @T-Mo didn't mean to hi-Jack your post I really like your weight/hanger too, I really need to make something like the factory version for the bagger 520...

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Sarge

I'd seriously consider having that axle machined out and either bronze or brass bushings installed - that's a lot of weight thrust against those spindles and will wear them out quicker while damaging the bores in the cast iron axle .

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WVHillbilly520H

@Sarge, I keep the king pins on the spindles and the center pivot on the axle greased every to every other time I mow, plus the snow blowers hanging in the attach-a-matic is quite a bit of weight too when in transport mode, in 18+ years I've owned my bought new 520 haven't noticed any severe/unusual wear on my axle/spindles, I can't comment on the smaller (400 series down) non swept forward commercial axles just my 520H experience,Jeff.

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Sarge

You'd almost have to pull the clips and drop the spindles out to see any wear - once it starts it doesn't take long to tear up the spindles and start wearing out the axle bore as well . I believe the 520's use a thrust roller bearing on the bottom of the spindle like the D series to help with steering effort and stop the friction issue . Those bearings really should be checked once a year for wear and replace as needed since they support the front end weight on the spindles . Best thing to do when greasing the front end is to support the tractor by the frame and take the weight off the front axle pin/steering spindles - that way they can get properly lubricated at the load points .

 

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857lover

would you be willing to make and sell one of theese suitcasecweight brackets??

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kpinnc
On 1/1/2017 at 8:21 AM, T-Mo said:

Anyways, I decided they would be good for front weights of a Wheel Horse.

 

They look great! :thumbs:

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c-series don

@857lover you do realize that this post is from 5 years ago? 

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kpinnc
On 6/19/2022 at 9:11 PM, c-series don said:

857lover you do realize that this post is from 5 years ago? 

 

Always better than posting the same questions over and over!

 

Found my weights on Ebay years back. About 120lbs. Made a bracket to fit in the mule drive so they can move as needed- though they rarely leave the Bronco...

 

The two outer weights come off for some adjustability. Heckuva lot easier to move to another tractor that way too.

 

 

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peter lena

@Sarge fully agree with the added front end weight thrust issue , lucas x-tra hd , chassis grease will stay with it . wonder at related improvements often seeing rust , but no grease ? as you say , those joints wallow out , without lubricant , keep it greasy, pete 

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