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Elf guardian
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The other day I got the 1650 ready for snow blowing duty.

I took off the AGs and put on the loaded chained turfs, and

75 lbs. per side wheel weights. There's 7 gallons of wiper

fluid in each tire. So, that's about 290 lbs. total extra

weight. After hanging the blower, I took it for a test run.

I didn't like the way it was steering with the blower up.

Too much weight up front, making it hard to turn, which

has got to be abusive to the steering box.

So, this morning I welded up an ugly bracket to fit on the

3pt.

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Then I draped some large chain I had over the bracket.

From a chain weight table I found online, I figure that the

chain weighs about 350 lbs. That solved the heavy front

end problem.

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I read the post and thought " 350lb of chain " , must be a type , then opened the pic for a beter look see !!!! That's some chain !!
 
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Which ship had its anchor cut loose?

Eric

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Will, That's some chain, did it fix the steering issue? The more weight you can hang behind the rear axle, the more the front will get lighter.and it will all help with traction. Good luck! :thumbs: :thumbs:
 
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Elf guardian
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Those links are about 7" long. I have a buddy that works for CDN Coast guard.

They have a division that looks after the Buoys. That's anchor chain from a large

one. It gets replaced on a regular schedule, and usually goes for scrap.

Some how, 4 - 45 gallon drums of various sizes ended up in my storage yard. :smilewink:

I used about 16ft of 12" link chain, and welded them together, to make 2 roof support

posts at the entrance to a building. The 12" was from a ship. Looks cool.

Brian, yes it solved the steering issue.
 

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Okay Will, you've solved the steering problem with the blower in transport position. How are you going to steer it with the blower on the ground? :wallbanging:

The tiller on my longer 1655 weighs 320 lb and steering was iffy on dirt in the summer without some weight (150 lb) on the front. On hardpack, yours is going to be nonexistant.

Lose about half of that chain! :thumbs:
 

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Elf guardian
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Hi Bob.

It's been a while. I hope all is well.

I knew when I hung all that weight on the back, there could be a trade off.

As it turns out, I spent about 2 hours snow blowing with it today, and

it wasn't as self guided as I thought it might be. I was actually surprised

how well it did over the terrain I took it. If I get derailed too often, I can always

flip one of the 3 pieces off.
 

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That is a great Idea, Will. I don't have a blower(yet) for my 12, just a dozer blade. I have been looking for rear weight ideas to try. I actually have a chain similar to that. Not as long, but close in size. It weighs about 150 -175 lbs.
 
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