Rear Tractor weight for trailer work

mar

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Has anyone ever made a weight for the back of a tractor so that you can hook a trailer on at the same time, can it be done. Has anyone any photos or ideas how it could be done.


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Alistair Nelson

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Mixed Farmer
Location
E Yorks
Yes we use one on our loader tractor to load 1/2t bags into the drill whilst still being able to tow the seed trailer. Just a simple a frame with a set of old international weights on.
 

Suffolksucklers

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Suffolk
We used an old a frame, bolted a piece of Rsj across it near the top then bolted a tombstone in the web facing upwards. Then slid the weights on so they were facing up in the air which kept them away from the trailer and the triangle of the a frame clears the drawbar easily. Only thing to watch is if you have the bit sticking out to hold the pipes/electrics. We found it was fine on our bailey but couldn't use our Stewart with it
 

johnboy87

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Is them two bars sticking up used as stands when taking it of the tractor

That's it, and there is a T shaped one sticking up at the front.
The down side with it was that the newer redrock trailers with lights, air and hydraulic pipes on a pipe arm wouldn't work with it as they needed to go over the top of the weight whereas the older trailers had the lights and brakes along the drawbar
 

johnboy87

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Did manage to do it with the JD 900kg big pack but only just. Had to have the arms wound right up, pins for the lift rods under the arms, and then a pin through the arm to stop them sliding
 

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i use a 2.5tonne weight for loader work on the loader tractor
and for ballast with a trailed mole drainer
we also use a 1 tonne weight on the back when moving fertiliser that we move about with the front linkage easier and safer than lifting the weight onto the fert trailer
 

puntabrava

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Location
Wiltshire
Wheel weights would be even better
Would need a bit more clearance in Wiltshire for entering some fields, Fendt front weights are best for rear linkage, can change the hangers to get even a 2500kg up out of the way. Wheel weights are a bit costly for a 724 If not factory ordered with hangers, and 600kg in either side to be effective.
 

puntabrava

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Location
Wiltshire
If the weight is needed for loader work then rear wheel weights are the pits - they simply put more stress on the front axle instead of a counterbalance weight which actually reduces front axle loading.
I am struggling to understand your thinking, the rear axle is the fulcrum of either rear wheel weights or a three point linkage weight, the only difference being the leverage force achieved by three point linkage mounting will be multiplied by a factor the further it is moved from the fulcrum thus requiring less weight to achieve the force of wheel weights.
 

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