Use a Tractor Counterweight Magnet for Heavy Loads

Learn how to use a large magnet as a tractor counterweight to help balance the front of your tractor when hauling heavy loads.


| August/September 2007



Use a magnet to keep your tractor front end on the ground.

Use a magnet to keep your tractor front end on the ground.


Photo by Jack Harrelson, Sr.

You can use a large magnet as a tractor counterweight to balance the weight of heavy loads.

Use a Tractor Counterweight Magnet for Heavy Loads

I needed a counterweight for my tractor to keep the front end on the ground when pulling a heavy load. My neighbor gave me a 50-pound magnet that I thought might work. And it does! I also use it for carrying tools around. I just stick them on and they won’t fall off because the magnet is so powerful. You may be able to find a magnet like this at a junkyard or flea market.





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