The Craftsman 30 lb wheel weights part # 24434 fit the 8 inch wheels on the YT4500. I say this because the describtion does not mention which lawn tractors this item fits and does it give you any diemensions that you can use to determine the correct fitment to your tractor. Some tractors may require drilling holes in the wheels to install but the YT4500 has pre drilled holes. With my tractor the install was a snap one person can do this in about a hour but having someone hold the weight is a plus. Tools are nothing special I used two 9/16 in sockets one deep well on the back helps. Be sure to tighten well but don't over tighten or the bolt could break. The thing that may become an issue is that there is not a space to access the valve stem to fill the tire. This will become an issue later I am sure as I fill my tires offten on my older Sears garden tractor. To do this you will need to remove the wheel weight so you will have an added incentive to keep the slow leaks fixed. All in all this addition is a must if the lawn is at all wet and not completely flat & smooth other wise you will spin the tires. The wheel weights in my case are a good investment for both ease of operation & safety. Easy to install, fast delivery but some what pricey. Tip: look inside the hood of your tractor mine has all maintenance parts & attachments that fit listed on a tag with part numbers.
The instructions don't tell you thsat in order to install you have to drill thought the mounting hub as well as the wheel to put the bolts through. They also don't tell you they don't fit. In order to get them to work and not vibrate loose, you have to go to the nearest ***** or ********** and get 6 long threaded bolts, more lock washers, flat washers and nylon thread locking nuts. Two bolts lets the weights go lopsided, putting three on balances it better. Using nuts and washesrs on both sides of the wheel keeps them from coming loose and falling off and also enables them to fit.
First I accidentally ordered the 55lbs weights, then I ordered two 30lbs. There are TWO per box, so I only needed one order of 30lbs weights. The weights kinda suck, you have to bolt them on on the tractor because you can't get to the e-clip once they're bolted on, they also block access to the valve stem. So if you have leaky tires, you'll have to pull the weights to air them back up. So I had to fix one tire before I could use them. And at only an extra 60lbs, I'm not sure it's worth all the drama. We'll see in a few weeks.
Fairly easy to install, just make sure all links are straight.
I ordered on 9-30-18 with a pickup time of 5 days. After that came and went I was told in 2 weeks but still nothing. Third time was not a charm. I was then told it was absolutely guaranteed to arrive by 11-05. That's today and I'm now cancelling the order as I can't wait until all the snow melts in spring to start plowing it. I read someone else had the same experience. I should have listened.