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I've got a couple of frontend weight blocks from another tractor. They're 35 pounds each. This Ford 640 that I bought a couple of months ago has the front bumper/radiator guard on it. Do you think that bumper is strong enough to support the weight blocks. It would be an easy way to hang them, but I don't want to damage a perfectly good guard. Has anyone had experience with this? Thanks.
 

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You could probably mount 70 lbs of weight to the bumper without any addition support. Can you post a photo of the bump. The later 01 series bumper had an additional brace going back to the axle which isn't a bad idea. If you want to add a brace it couldn't hurt.

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every ford bumper I've ever seen should have no probs with a couple 35# weights. heck.. most of mine have 70# of chain wrapped around them..
 

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Thanks for your comments and advice. I haven't sent a picture back because after reading your responses and taking another look, I decided to go ahead and try it. It will probably be fine. If not, a little bend in it can always be straightened. And I'll also probably have some chains wrapped on it too as it's a handy place for them. But seventy pounds worth? That's a lot of chain.
 

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i usually keep a couple 6' and then a 10' and 15' chain on the front of the tractor.. they aren't light duty chains either. were made from a logging chain I cut up. I'm not sure it is 70#.. may be even more!
 

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no problem man this old oliver has the same front bumper and there have been 2 front wheel weights bolted to it for over 40 years
 
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