- Oct 27, 2019
- Minneapolis, MN
- John K
That's a clean setup! Couple questions about it:I have some luck with this set up:
- Are the rear weights IH/Cub Cadet or something custom made?
- How much weight do you have on the tires and rear?
I had the base for a Jerry Can mount laying around that I had made, so I welded up some arms to mount it to the lower hitch link.
It's kind of funny looking at some of the first welds I ever laid with my crappy wire feed welder on the Jerry Can base compared the welds made more recently with my Miller Multimatic. I'm not a great welder, but MIG is pretty foolproof in my experience so far!
I'm thinking I will notch out the middle part of each of the long ends of the rectangle so that I could put a 5 gallon bucket of sand/salt on the rear for weight and spreading.
Some quick googling led me to the following numbers:
5 gallons of water: ~41lb
5 gallons (playground) sand: ~67lb
5 gallons concrete: ~100lb