So it sounds like these big Masseys have some serious grunt to them!
I'm going to continue to fatten the old girl up just to make sure I have ample traction. The 53 lb Wheel Horse wheel weights that I was going to get for $90 for the pair didn't end up fitting on the inside of my 1855 wheel, so I got a pair of 62 lb wheel weights (124 lbs total) for only $75 from a very nice man at a (somewhat) local tractor salvage yard. I think these may be Wheel Horse weights as well (a different style), but I have no idea. Maybe you guys could tell me. I'm going to have 3 different sets now on the rear wheels, Deere weights on the very outsides, Sears Suburbans inside those, and then these 62 lb Wheel Horse (?) ones that I just picked up on the inside of the rim for a total of about 300 lbs including mounting hardware on the rear wheels.
I think I'm set for now with weight on the rear, so hopefully traction shouldn't be an issue when I'm pulling a 4 shank ripper or a 5 ft landscape rake on the 3 point hitch.
The only thing I'm slightly concerned about is that the 62lb weights that I'm going to use on the inside of the rim stick out about 1.5" from the edge of the wheel and I don't know if they're going to hit on anything on the frame or 3 point hitch assembly. I know I'm going to have to most likely remove my hubs when I go to install the weights since the center opening isn't as big as the hub itself, but I just don't want to run into any clearance issues. Since my tractor is apart at the minute, would one of you fellow Massey/Snapper owners be able to measure the edge of the rim to the nearest section of tractor frame so I'll know if these will work or not. If not, I'll have to get some Bolens HT wheels or Wheel Horse D series (160, 180, etc) with an extra inch offset. I really don't want to go that route, but we'll see. Here's a shot of another member's machine......it looks like there may be just enough clearance for the weights, but it's hard to tell for sure. Thanks in advance, guys!