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Looking for a counterweight kit for my JD 317 skidsteer???

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by jkski, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    I am looking for a counter weight kit for my John Deere 317 skidsteer, does anyone know of a source other than the dealer who might sell them?

    I thought of making a bracket and using some weights I have but can anyone tell me how many pounds per side I would need to add to equal the factory weights?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    160 lbs/side
     
  3. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    Thanks. I think I have something that will fit and work nicely, just need to make a bracket to hold them in place....time to breakout the welder!
     
  4. jkski

    jkski Member
    Messages: 86

    Any idea what the cost is for the weight kit from John Deere, including the actual weights?
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    For easy figuring weights are $2/lb new plus the brackets. I'm sure you'll be into $800 pretty quick.
     
  6. davidhoypt

    davidhoypt Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 12

    I have a set of NH counterweights that I had on my LX885. That was 150# per side and made a huge difference. I believe that many of the NH and JD counterweight kits were very similar. I would be willing to make a terific sale price on them to you.