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    Default John Deere Ballast Box

    I had a thread last year on the JD Ballast box and filling it with concrete. I am ready to tackle that job but I need some help.

    1)I believe portland cement was the heaviest and I needed 5 or 6 94lb bags.

    2)Since I have not worked with cement before, do I mix it right in the ballast box, one bag at a time.

    3)I remember one poster said I should caulk the inside of the ballast box. I also was told to drill holes where the PCV pipe that I will use to hold tools will come out the bottom. My question is, while pouring the cement, how do I get the PVC to stay where I want it?

    4)I have a pallet with wheels on it that can handle 1000 lbs, should I go a little less cement to make sure it is under 1000 lbs? How many bags would be just under 1000 lbs?


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    Bob
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    Default Re: John Deere Ballast Box

    Bob, look in the JD forum. Two current thread going on now, and I think one of them is yours from last year...

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/j...ml#post1382457

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/j...light=portland

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/j...light=portland
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    Silver Member NYBOB's Avatar
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    Default Re: John Deere Ballast Box

    I looked at them but thought it easier to start a new one. I need some instructions on how to do it.

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    Default Re: John Deere Ballast Box

    As far as weight goes portland cement weighs in at 94lbs per cubic foot. Personally I would mix your cement outside of the box to insure you get a thourough mix. As far as your other question I don't know.

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