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Where are you farmers getting suitcase weights? I am drumming up a custom project on my mini skid steer to add around 200lbs to the rear. I am planning two angle irons welded off the side, and throw on the weights.

I thought lifting weights, but I like things to look nice.


I've found some small 42lb Cub Cadet weights which end up costing about $65 shipped a piece. Locally the same part they want $100+ so I'm not going that route.

Does that seem like the going rate....or do you know of some cheaper?

I plan on hanging them where the foot plate is, welding the angle right where the Thomas logo is.


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Last time I had to get them, I went to the farm tractor bone yard and they were a rust haze color, but they were cheap.
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Where are you farmers getting suitcase weights? I am drumming up a custom project on my mini skid steer to add around 200lbs to the rear. I am planning two angle irons welded off the side, and throw on the weights.

I thought lifting weights, but I like things to look nice.


I've found some small 42lb Cub Cadet weights which end up costing about $65 shipped a piece. Locally the same part they want $100+ so I'm not going that route.

Does that seem like the going rate....or do you know of some cheaper?

I plan on hanging them where the foot plate is, welding the angle right where the Thomas logo is.



IH suitcase weights are $75. They are 100#'s.

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About how big are they?

Do you have a part number?

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Kubota weights are ~105lbs. I bought 8 of them brand new for $65/ea.

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I don't have a part number, but I do have contacts who sell them. These are the most popular for the pulling circuit. If you want I can PM you the contacts.

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I'm thinking shipping would be killer.

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There is a guy over in PA that has em. I may have a contact for NY for them as well. So if you have a weekend trip to make, it might be worth it.

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Shoot me contacts if you can.

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Well,

I was doing a little searching this morning on the internet. Found a JD part number and decided to give one of the local shops a call. To my surprise they wanted half of what I was quoted by others, and cheaper than the internet with shipping. Cheapest I had found was $65, I got them for $45.

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