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so I spent a few hours today welding up a custom front weight bracket for my 310-8. It has two and a half inches of ground clearance with a generic 12 inch weight bolted on. 
 

so the question is, how well do y’all think the 300 series front axle will hold the weight? It’s only 50lbs so it’s lighter than the snowblower it has to hold up in winter so I don’t think I’ll have any problems. And I really don’t intend on using it constantly.

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ebinmaine
5 hours ago, Ifixoldjunk said:

how well do y’all think the 300 series front axle will hold the weight

 

Nice work on that bracket. 

 

 

That's the same axle as most others. 

Spindles might be different of it's a 6 inch wheel. 

 

I'd run around all year with at LEAST an extra 100 lbs on there and not even think about it. Maybe even 200. 

 

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So long as your ground clearance doesn’t become an issue... it’ll be fine.  :handgestures-thumbupright:  Remember to jack up the frame (or your new bracket) while greasing the front axle, spindles, etc so the grease can get to where it’s most needed.

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Ifixoldjunk
5 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

 

Nice work on that bracket. 

 

 

That's the same axle as most others. 

Spindles might be different of it's a 6 inch wheel. 

 

I'd run around all year with at LEAST an extra 100 lbs on there and not even think about it. Maybe even 200. 

 

Well if your fine with 200, 50 should be fine🤣

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