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Clint Skarovsky
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On a '51 John Deere A? I'm considering swapping to shed a few pounds (I'm overloading my trailer).

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

THERE HAS GOT TO BE A 200-250 # DIFF PER SIDE THOSE CAST CENTERS ARE HEAVY
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I did this swap several years ago on my 51 A and lost 415 lbs. Hope this helps.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On my J.D. 50 I was told that the cast centers weighted 336 pounds. Don't know for sure.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Re: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

720 puller that's what I was wondering...
Let me ask you this, was it beneficial for pulling? Are you better off being able to move the weight around? This is a direct swap if the wheels are from say a '45 A or similar right?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Before the swap I only had 140 lbs. to hold my front end down. If the scales were off a little I would stand it up at 5500 lbs. For me it was beneficial, it gave me more weight to balance out my tractor. My goal was to go to 4500lbs. , but I did not remove anything else and did not keep the tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: weight of cast vs. steel wheels - JD Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On my kids jd b. I took the cast centers with 10" rims and 4ply 12.4x38" tires off. I made steel centers out of 3/8" plate went to a 12" rim and 6 ply 13.6x38" tires. I changed nothing else that i can remember, and can now start in a 4000# class instead of a 4500# class with the same 100# to play with. My centers are heavier then pressed wheels and i lost 500# and went with a heavier tire.
 
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