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When you are pulling a stone boat where do you want the weight on the tractor?

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Jacob S

I’ve seen the weight  hanging over the back or right over the tires

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Achto
47 minutes ago, Jacob S said:

I’ve seen the weight  hanging over the back or right over the tires

 

You want to balance the tractor. Too much weight on the front will take away from rear traction.To stay with in a weight class, front weights can be moved further out in front of the tractor.

 

Too much weight on the rear will cause the front end to come up. Yes this transfers the weight to the rear tires but, when the front end goes up the hitch goes down causing a lose of up pull on the front of the stone boat. This creates a disadvantage.

 

If you can get your tractor balanced so that the front wheels are just tickling the ground most of the time, this would be a perfect set up. It will take some experimenting, don't expect to get it perfect the first time.

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Maxwell-8

Can't do pulling in Belgium, but you want weight on the front to keep it from wheeling. once wheeling in the pull, the stone boat is getting harder to pull. Now traction is becoming a problem and therefor you want weight on the rear axle. So I would go for right over the tires.

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Jacob S

Thank you guys

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TJ salyers

I agree with both

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