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John Deere G front pedestal weight?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:12 am    Post subject: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Does anyone know how much a front pedestal of a John Deere G weighs? How about a round tube front end?

I'm trying to figure out how much weight I shaved with my new front end.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

On the two piece the lower bolster with roll-a-matic weighs
about 285 lbs. without the wheels attatched.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok farmer show us pic's of your work!! thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

JGPhil wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:25:26 02/26/13) Ok farmer show us pic's of your work!! thanks


Yes Sir!

Note the lack of governor on this tractor, haha!








 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The Dukester wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:11:02 02/26/13) On the two piece the lower bolster with roll-a-matic weighs
about 285 lbs. without the wheels attatched.


Well if that's 285 lbs. the rest of it must be pretty heavy.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I just finished mine. Without the front pedestal and radiator,
along with a bunch of other things taken off I got her down to
4,160lbs

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

round tube wide front is 600lbs i believe
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Thats a very sharp looking tractor, good work on the front end too.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the pic's good lookin fab work on all of them,if I showed up with that where I pull they would run me off but I still like it.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Factoryfarmer, How thick of tubing did you use? And is that 3x3? I really like that setup
 


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

jpick87 wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:09:18 03/01/13) Factoryfarmer, How thick of tubing did you use? And is that 3x3? I really like that setup


4x4 and 3/8 wall. It's 10 times heavier than it needs to be but I didn't want to loose too much weight. I kinda had everything figured pretty close to how much movable weight I wanted to end up with.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I'd say its going to be strong enough.. haha.. I sure like those brakes... I'm guessing a remote governor, and a mag pickup... should be a fun setup...

Would have been nice if you could have found a center steer rack.. I know there are some for draggesters... or even some automotive manual racks there are closer to the center..

Always figured about 100lbs change with a split front with stock lower.. non rollo.. to an MT front.. with changing to the smaller tires.. I would guess 500 for a Wide front... plus you dropped the front pedistal... and radiator..

Unstlyed G guy... nice job... I wish I would have gotten mine that light... I could get closer... but I have moved on to other toys for now...


Maybe 8-9 yrs ago.. after paint..


Hood Up.. yrs ago...



 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok thanks. So 3x3 would probably work? I have an A. I wouldnt want to worry about it breaking. I don't need to lose much weight, couple hundred would be plenty. I have always wanted to go to a wide front and that seems really simple and cheap to build. The only thing I would want is the steering rod being inside the frame rails. Any pointers anyone could give as would be awesome on building one. I think I would like to pretty much copy yours! Laughing
 


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

JDGnut wrote:
(quoted from post at 00:29:05 03/06/13)
I'd say its going to be strong enough.. haha.. I sure like those brakes... I'm guessing a remote governor, and a mag pickup... should be a fun setup...

Would have been nice if you could have found a center steer rack.. I know there are some for draggesters... or even some automotive manual racks there are closer to the center..

Always figured about 100lbs change with a split front with stock lower.. non rollo.. to an MT front.. with changing to the smaller tires.. I would guess 500 for a Wide front... plus you dropped the front pedistal... and radiator..

Unstlyed G guy... nice job... I wish I would have gotten mine that light... I could get closer... but I have moved on to other toys for now...


Maybe 8-9 yrs ago.. after paint..


Hood Up.. yrs ago...




WOW! That looks like top notch work, I love how you made your hood one piece. I thought about doing that, do you have any pictures from the inside of the hood? Do you still pull much any more?

Not running a governor, I personally don't like them. Also will be running a crank trigger with MSD's new ignition where you can make your timing curve with a laptop.
 


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: John Deere G front pedestal weight? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

jpick87 wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:57:44 03/06/13) Ok thanks. So 3x3 would probably work? I have an A. I wouldnt want to worry about it breaking. I don't need to lose much weight, couple hundred would be plenty. I have always wanted to go to a wide front and that seems really simple and cheap to build. The only thing I would want is the steering rod being inside the frame rails. Any pointers anyone could give as would be awesome on building one. I think I would like to pretty much copy yours! Laughing


Oh yes 3x3 would be plenty. There is a G running around here that has a 1x3 front axle and it has never broke. Like Gnut said, if you get a center steer rack and pinion you should be fine. I actually wanted it on the outside because underneath my hood is kinda "busy"

About the only tip I can give you is measure measure measure! My turned out pretty good but I wish the weights were farther forward, I'm thinking the consumption of beverages when I was building it may have had something to do with that as well Smile
 
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