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I was doing some spring cleaning, moving some scrap metal, when I picked up an old brake rotor off my 98 GMC K25000. My first thought was, damn that is a heavy rotor, followed closely by, how big around is it? The bathroom scale puts them at 18 pounds each. Mounted on my ag's that have 40 pounds each of RV anti-freeze, that will give me 58 pounds per wheel. I do plan to clean them up and paint them before they are mounted.

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That is a super idea!

Plus, if the center were cut out they could be stacked for extra weight. I think I'm going to be rummaging through the scrap bins at the brake places........
These are off a 4x4, they have a huge opening in the center already, no bearing hub like on a 2wd rotor. They are going on a Bolens tube frame, which has a lockable differential, but you need to be able to reach the left axle hub to lock it, so these will work perfect. For mounting them, the wheels have 4 square holes for carriage bolts to mount weights and these are 8 lug rotors. The bolt circle on the rotors is a bit smaller than on the wheels, so the bolts will sit on a bit of an angle, but I don't think it will be a problem. If you want to stack them, you could put a second rotor on top and use the other four bolt holes to hold them together.

Jim
 
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