Country Lore: Tractor Counterweight

August/September 2007
Use a magnet to keep your tractor front end on the ground.


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.