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    Gabby great write up on what your plan is!
    Look forward to how this works out.
    just wondering are you gonna swap out to a set of non loaded tires to find the first point of the cg

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    Yup. You could use a potato for ballast if it was far enough from the rear axle. To paraphrase Archimedes, give me a lever long enough and I'll move the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skwirl View Post
    Keep in mind also, weight added that is 6 inches from the rear tires is a lot less than 12 inches from the rear tires.

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    Gabby, don’t forget in my case, the 36 blower has springs that take some of the weight of the blower, and you could lift the blower to add weight back to the front tires. I’d rather err on the side of rear traction with the insurance of using the blower to “move” weight forward by lifting it. Although i haven’t had any issues with steering traction since I’ve remove the turfs and installed skinny ribs.
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    Can't argue with what works the best. Farm tractors have had tri-rib style tires on the front for a century now. Even the flat steel wheels on the front of the first tractors had a 'rib' in the middle. The fronts on this CC are really rare and very aggressive but I bet they turn good. The steelies on the back would be excellent for traction too. I almost bought a similar sized pair for my 1650 Cub Cadet at the big spring swap meet in Portland, IN. I have a stone driveway so marking it up wasn't gonna be an issue. They were single wheels not duals like in this pic but I spent all my toy money on other stuff. And I ended up buying a 400 to blow snow with anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniHomesteader View Post
    i haven’t had any issues with steering traction since I’ve remove the turfs and installed skinny ribs.

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    These would work good on stone driveways too. Till all the spikes were broke off anyway.
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    I have to get the 140 running first Greg. Still working at building storage unit at my rural property ... Gabby

    BTW, no need to do this on 318 as it has well working power steering.
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