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Saw some weights out for the trash today pulled over and grabbed them was hoping they were 2.5 lbs but they were only 1 1/4 lbs each 8 total
used the factory weight holes on each side
Had some old big washers from where i forget worked perfect
10 lbs on the bucket now
bucket was very light in the front
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Good job. I might suggest a little paint or PlastiKote when it's warm enough so as to keep the washers from rusting.

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Cool! That's a much nicer price than the Ariens weights!

Are there some washers underneath the bucket, to help spread out the load from the bolts? The bucket sheetmetal is presumably unsupported under the bolt head's area, due to the big hole in the weights.

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I remember a JD garden tractor I had. Had a 54" power angle, power lift plow on it. I had 50# weights on the wheels, 4 suitcase weights and a couple of Ford 460 heads strapped on top of them for weights. Whatever gets the job done. Doesn't have to be pretty. Just has to work.

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I started using old/worn Highway Plow Cutting edges. They start off as 8" or 10" wide steel plates. About 10' and up longer. Cut to length, (24", 28" and up,,custom sized), and bolted underneath the tub, rather than on top, so not to worry about finished edges or painting. Very dense material and plentiful this time of year.....

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I can tell you on my Hydro Pro 28 that I just sold, adding 25 Ibs did nothing to help me keep the front bucket down. It was like a teeter-totter no matter how much I added. On my older Platinum 30 before they moved the axle location the weight helped significantly. Only problem with that model was the friction disc setup that was too weak.

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On my older Platinum 30 before they moved the axle location the weight helped significantly. Only problem with that model was the friction disc setup that was too weak.
How was the friction system too weak? What did it do or not do that you think it was weak?

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Saw some weights out for the trash today pulled over and grabbed them was hoping they were 2.5 lbs but they were only 1 1/4 lbs each 8 total
used the factory weight holes on each side
Had some old big washers from where i forget worked perfect
10 lbs on the bucket now
bucket was very light in the front
love to repurpose things
I really like this idea, 1132le. I have an older Ariens St10-28, and she tends to ride up on the EOD snow. I have the armorskids on there and really like them but will give your idea a try with a little variation. I finally got to put that tach on my snowblower (another post that you responded to) and after warming up the blower, I got a reading of 3550 rpms, just short of the recommended 3600 rpms. I can live with small difference for now!

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On 01/15/2018 I took delivery of a ARIENS Hydro Pro 28"

I added the ARMORskids and (2) 10# weight kits.

Since then I have only had a little slush a few times in a month.

Hopefully with the snow coming tonight/tomorrow I can test it out finally!

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