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Unread 10-09-2019, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default lack of weight in front

what is everyone doing for lack of weight in front when hauling anyone on back or using flip seat for hauling other items. I have a 4" economy lift on stock springs and have noticed hauling 6 4"x6" concrete blocks that I can lift the front end with one hand if I wanted to without anyone in front seat. what options are out there for adding weight to stabilize the front.
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Unread 10-09-2019, 12:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: lack of weight in front

I added a Clay/Cargo Basket to the front of our cart. The weight of the basket alone helps and you can add weight in it to help with the load in the back.


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PS: A cooler full of beer makes a great counter weight.
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Unread 10-09-2019, 03:11 PM   #3
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Mine does 3 wheel wheelies on the gas around corners.
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Unread 10-09-2019, 06:36 PM   #4
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Hey- what’s so bad about the front being light?!!!
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Unread 10-09-2019, 10:57 PM   #5
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Make friends with a fat chick to ride in the front seat. That oughtta even it out
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Unread 10-10-2019, 02:50 PM   #6
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I have seen a few carts with the armor/ranch hand style bumpers on I think I am going to build one of them to add a little weight on the front. the problem with moving people around is its not always people that is the weight problem as I hauled 8 blocks on the cart up against the seat back and it barely made enough weight on front to turn on wet grass. I can also lift a tire on turns which I am fine with (I race sprint cars) im used to that. it is more if um pulling anything or have any weight on back I can lift entire front off the ground with the torque I am getting from my plowmans kit. I pulled my 46 chevy truck off the trailer and into the shop with it and it lifted the front end about a foot of the ground until it started moving.
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Unread 10-10-2019, 08:06 PM   #7
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I have seen a few carts with the armor/ranch hand style bumpers on I think I am going to build one of them to add a little weight on the front. the problem with moving people around is its not always people that is the weight problem as I hauled 8 blocks on the cart up against the seat back and it barely made enough weight on front to turn on wet grass. I can also lift a tire on turns which I am fine with (I race sprint cars) im used to that. it is more if um pulling anything or have any weight on back I can lift entire front off the ground with the torque I am getting from my plowmans kit. I pulled my 46 chevy truck off the trailer and into the shop with it and it lifted the front end about a foot of the ground until it started moving.
Hell yeah, I'm a circle racer too! Weird thing about my cart, it lifts the front right easy, but it stays pretty flat turning left. I think I need a track bar adjustment!
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Unread 10-15-2019, 02:54 PM   #8
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Lol, its because they only weigh 600lb empty and the engine is in the back. I hauled a lot of stuff in my dump box and just went slow because it was way too much for the cart and I didn't want to break something. Though wheelies are fun. You could try to move the battery up front I guess, if it would fit. I just sit on the front edge of seat and lean forward, but I don't go that far with heavy stuff either. The only time I notice is when on snow it does not steer that good or with a box full of dirt or firewood, my box is 30x40. However my lift does move the front arms forward 2" maybe that helps not sure. I also run the same big knobby tires on the front as rear. The real issue is you need to move the rear cradle back or get the utility cart that is longer, the wheelbase of carts is not made to haul stuff on the back.
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Unread 10-15-2019, 03:31 PM   #9
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The real issue is you need to move the rear cradle back or get the utility cart that is longer, the wheelbase of carts is not made to haul stuff on the back.[/QUOTE]

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Unread 10-15-2019, 03:55 PM   #10
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Exactly, in reality the rear seats are only good for kids. Figure 4 adults are up to 800lbs on a GC that is 600lbs! Or get a limo cart if you haul people a lot, they work a lot better. Or make a trailer of some kind. I go slow and have done many things I thought not possible with my cart, even towing v8 boats, hay wagons, trailers, etc. Its more fun now I can light up the tires with the clone engine if I pull something with little weight on the hitch. Unfortunately this summer was a mess and I didn't get much cart time.
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