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10lb front weight kit

Recently purchased a 2014 28 Deluxe which I really like other then
it feels a little light in the front and seems to ride up pretty easy.
Has anyone used the 10lb weight kit and is it enough weight for the 28?
Is it a steel bar or lead?
How and where is it mounted?

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I have two mounted on my Pro 32. It's mounted under the brush on the inside of the "bucket". If you look on yours you'll see the two holes already there. There's a member here who made their own weight kit and it turned out very nice and ended up costing hardly anything.

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I made my own. I used a piece of used grader blade that I had laying around and mounted it as JRHawk has said. It worked pretty good, so I made a second one which I mounted but haven't tried yet, as we had an unseasonal warm spell that took most of the snow.


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Thanks for the replies and video.
Looks like 10lbs isn't enough and 20 is the goal.
Being a COB and not having any grader bar I might try and figure out how to make a mold and pouring one out of used wheel weights.

Watching the vids some are mounted on top others on the inside anyway to determine the correct location without ordering the Ariens kit?

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piece of 3/4" x 3" x 24" steel

it weighs approximately 15 lbs

I wouldn't want much more, the bucket is plenty heavy for me
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Well I took a piece of 3" channel and melted down some used wheel weights and ended up with a lead ingot 24"X2 3/8"X1/2" that weighs in at 15lbs, Just need to drill some holes for mounting and find some paint that matches up with the Ariens orange.
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Nice recycling! I use old wheel weights to make musket balls for my cap and ball pistol.


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Just need to drill some holes for mounting and find some paint that matches up with the Ariens orange.
Chevy engine orange.


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Nice recycling! I use old wheel weights to make musket balls for my cap and ball pistol.
Stick on weights get sorted for roundball supposedly closer too pure lead.
Clip on get thrown into the cartridge category as there harder.
Don't know what they weigh but I have 4 55barrels full of clip on ingots but only about 25gals of stickon ingots.
Still have a dozen or so 5gal pail to be sorted and melted down and to think I still scrounge wheel weights when I come across them.


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