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Cutting weight on a John Deere G


 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:53 am    Post subject: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 49 g pulling tractor and I"m looking to loose more weight tractor has pressed wheels aluminum fenders aluminum front weight bracket. Rock shaft and hydraulics have been stripped but original cast shell is still there.. Right now it weighs 5450 with me on it at 250lbs any other ways to strip it? That im missing? Will it make a difference to change out the original cast shell of the hydraulics and get a flat back? Any one out there making them out of aluminum ? Anyone have any other aluminum parts for sale?
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How much oil does it really need? Not much. How much water? Do you really need the fan-shaft? That big old cast radiator and the cast front end. Weld on hubs. what about the axles how long do they need to be. do you have the studs in the axle housings? I would make the flat back from steel, some farm stock rules say no aluminum. You can lose 5 lb in a few minutes with a grinder. Do you need all the gears in your transmission. Is all the pto gone. Don"t forget the seat. Everything can be made lighter.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

dont know what happened there search on here for JDTH
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 51 and it weighs 5000 even with me on it and I weigh 230.It has 15.5x38 on 17 inch press steel stock air filter stripped off,all hydraulics stripped off,no rollamatic,removed rear cover and fabed up a cover and hitch combo light weight round tube wheely bars front mid and rear weight brackets made from 3x1/4 angle.Removed stock gas tank for a 4 gal steel one on front weight bracket. NO aluminum at alland still has fan shaft and battery under seat.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My 38 G has alum rear cover that has been home made to look like the cast steel flatback but I dont know who made it,even has jd part number and no pto hole,I made a dummy cover where the pto would be looks like pto just removed, I found it in the midwest at a old farm with junk tractors they did't know what it was got it cheep!!! I was just smiling all the way home.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Last g out of my shop went 4630 with driver and factory fenders 618 830 4992
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote


There was a G that pulled here in 4500 for a few years.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:08 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cale when is a good time to call and chat with ya?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

aluminum rear cover, shorten the axles, lighten the wheels, take the fenders off, move the battery to the front, light weight radiator, take gears out of tranny. there's lots of little and big things you can do.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What is the advantage of moving the battery to the front.Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Cutting weight on a John Deere G Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Best time is 8 to 9am central time otherwise it hit and miss thanks,cale
 
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