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Wheel weights on a Kubota
« on: May 30, 2018, 05:07:11 PM »
Does anyone know about putting wheel weights on a Kubota L4200 with 24Ē R4 tires.  Iíve seen some Kubota brand ones, but wonder if any other brands will fit.  Iím getting the tractor tomorrow, but donít know what holes are in the wheels to accept weights.  I could just wait til tomorrow, but I just have to know tonight.  Well, not really, but Iím curious.

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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 06:56:42 PM »
Generally around here (Virginia) people fill the tires with liquid. (which liquid is best is a large topic of debate) Any of the liquids are quite a bit less expensive than iron/steel weights, and get you to the same general target for total load, or in some cases heavier than iron weights.

the largest weights that are likely to fit that machine are 100-110lb/each, max 3 per side, for 300-330lbs/side.

On the other hand, your tires can hold 47 gallons, at 80% fill of water, 47*8.3*.80=312lbs.  If you go with rimguard (sugar beet juice), that weighs almost 11lbs/gal, about 30% heavier than water, more than 400lbs/side. Methanol/water is used around here quite a bit, and is lighter at about 6.5-7/gal depending on the mix ratio. Automotive antifreeze is another option.

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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 09:21:44 PM »
Thanks.  Iím trying not to fill my tires and get a good bargain on some used weights, but filling is still an option.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 09:53:33 PM »
I know a guy who has I-H weights on the 24" tires on his Kubota. I think they are off a cub or an A size tractor. Measure the bolt hole spacing, and then look at some old International or Farmall tractors. You can use ready-rod to make the bolts.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 03:33:36 PM »
We have put a lot of different weights on a lot of different things.  (Unkowns on back of combine etc.)  Long bolts will make a lot of things work.  A bit of welding will make even more things work.   ;)

For loader work, I'd recommend also adding a 3 point weight box.  Can be a lot of different things.  A brushhog on the back helps, but if doing a lot of work, I like something shorter and something that doesn't move much.  A barrel full of concrete with 3 point hitch is one of the simpler ways.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 03:53:41 PM »
If you have a flat with iron weights expensive fluid doesn't run out on the ground.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 05:01:13 PM »
Concrete is cheapest weight.  $4 per 60lbs.  
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 07:41:09 PM »
I picked her up today.  Itís an awesome tractor.  Dealer told me there was fluid in the tires, but Iím not convinced.  It sounds pretty hollow in there.
Itís in amazing shape for a 20 year old tractor.


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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 09:07:47 PM »
Pick up a load of dirt,and have the bucket about 4 feet in the air and go over something about 6 inches high with one front tire,you will know quick about loaded tires.  :o
Also better traction too.
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 09:21:25 PM »
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2018, 08:16:56 AM »
there is a couple ways to tell if the tires are loaded. My favorite way was cold shop. Turn on the salamander. you can see a condensation line where the fluid stops.

If yours is like mine the front axle should have been moved closer to the front of the tractor. That would make it less likely to tip forward. I can pick up a lot of weight but I can't keep the back end on the ground and my tires are loaded.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 08:26:34 AM »
Start with tire valve near top then press on the tire valve to release air/liquid then roll wheel to turn valve lower and repeat, when you get liquid instead of air you will know the level. Replace air when done.

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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 08:36:42 AM »
anytime i have done that the valve stem corrodes and starts to leak.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2018, 08:39:46 AM »
It seems they make them with the front wheels back a bit to improve turning radius. I checked a tire last night with the valve down and got air.  No fluid in the tires. 
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2018, 08:58:03 AM »
yea. it really does improve maneuverability. but they forget you still have a loader sticking way out the front that swings real wide now. be careful of that :) I can't tell you how many times I have hit immovable items.

I think I would prefer to lose the maneuverability to gain lift stability.

I do still like my L2800. 
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2018, 01:00:57 PM »
Concrete is cheapest weight.  $4 per 60lbs.  
That settles it.  Iím putting concrete in my tires!
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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2018, 01:02:23 PM »
I agree about the length, but this thing sure is maneuverable.  I think itís just as good as the old one.
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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2018, 01:21:34 PM »
You guys forget a loader is an attachment, on our B3030 cab tractor itís narrowed up and guarded around the tires for weight we bolted weights up front then some around the axles to help with CG.

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« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2018, 01:53:09 PM »
I have wondered about making concrete wheel weights, I'm sure its been done already.

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Re: Wheel weights on a Kubota
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2018, 02:10:47 PM »
Concrete is cheapest weight.  $4 per 60lbs.  
That settles it.  Iím putting concrete in my tires!
Not saying to do it, but a guy on youtube did that to the tires on his car.  Other than the rougher ride and difficulties with acceleration and braking from adding flywheels, it would have worked ok if he had given the concrete time to cure.  Started coming out in spurts on the road...   :D

I'm thinking real hard about doing the same on some of my wood trailer tires.  Several never go more than 2-3 miles a year at <10 MPH.  Keeping good rubber (Even mounting charges on used tires) seems like a waste on them...  
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