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I just took a ride today to buy a used sleeve hitch back blade. When I got there and got talking to the guy and his father, they started showing me their collection of Sears tractors. One of them had a pair of cast iron Jacobsen weights on the rear wheels. I mentioned that I was looking for some cast iron weights for my 12" Ford rear wheels and my 16" Case/ Ingersoll wheels. They said that they used to have a couple Cases and still had a set of "two-piece" rear weights from one of them. We walked up behind their shop to a firewood pile where the father said the weights were. The son started digging around under the firewood & found three of the four pieces. They said they will try to find the fourth piece after things thaw out.

What can anyone tell me about them? Are they hard to find? What could I expect to have to pay for a set or at least one piece?
 

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Just because someone buys a Case GT with cast iron wheel weights on it does not mean that those weights were made by Case. In the world of agricultural equipment, the 6 on 6 bolt pattern was pretty standard. There are many full size tractors along with combines and other pieces of farm machinery that needed wheel weights and they also used rims with the 6 on 6 pattern with either 15 or 16 inch rims.

All of these rims were punched with the same 4 bolt pattern for wheel weights. Now isn't that handy? So if Deere and Ford and Allis etc all cast up weights to fit 16" rims, then that means Case and Ingersoll owners can ask around at tractor dealers for such weights and may end up with a bargain. Some of these weights were quite heavy compared to OEM Case weights but they do stick out past the edge of the wheel. The two-piece weights were often designed to mount on the inside of the rim but I don't see that happening with the drive motor being so close.

Hopefully, they will find the fourth weight. Price is subjective. OEM Case wheel weight are often sold in pairs on e-Bay but they only weigh 37 pounds each. If you bought a weight kit, it came with the bolts and 4 weights. I have seen one pair of these weights bring $200.00 on e-bay and I think that's absurd but it has happened more than once.

New suitcase weights often sell for about $1.10 per pound. So a 40 pound suitcase weight is worth $44.00 new. In my books, new is new and used is used but I agree that a used weight has the same usefulness and lifespan as a new weight. You need to do two things.

One.. take a bathroom scale with you and measure one weight.

Two.....take one wheel with you to make sure they fit.

If they weigh in at 45 pounds per section, then you have 180 pounds of cast. On the outside, you could say they are worth $200.00 so if he says $75.00 for the set, I wouldn't try to haggle to much.
 

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Hydriv said:
If they weigh in at 45 pounds per section, then you have 180 pounds of cast. On the outside, you could say they are worth $200.00 so if he says $75.00 for the set, I wouldn't try to haggle to much.
To the O.P. I`ll be less subtle, if he say`s $75.00

I would:
A. Close mouth
B. Open wallet
C. Load truck
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So, I guess that I did OK when I paid him $25 for the three pieces they found and the agreement to pay another $10 for the last piece if they find it? :mrgreen:
 

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So, I guess that I did OK when I paid him $25 for the three pieces they found and the agreement to pay another $10 for the last piece if they find it? :mrgreen:
That ^ may be the understatement of the day. Good for you !
 

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So, I guess that I did OK when I paid him $25 for the three pieces they found and the agreement to pay another $10 for the last piece if they find it? :mrgreen:
If you are trying to win friends here, with threads like this..... it ain't working. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Here's a few pic's of the weights:


I set a couple of the weights on a wheel of my project 444


I don't have a way to weigh them because our bathroom scale has quit working, but they are heavy.
 

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They look like weights that went on the inside of a farm tractor's front wheels. The hole in the middle is there to go around the spindle. :thumbsup:
 
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