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    Bronze Member dwhite's Avatar
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    Default Added weight to box blade.

    I have a mid-weight BB and had an extra 7 ft length of RR rail. Together they make a great ballast. The blade also cuts better. I guess the rail weighs about 250-300 lbs. The rail is left over from a cattle guard I made.
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    Veteran Member kebo's Avatar
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    Default Re: Added weight to box blade.

    Yep, now that's a heavy BB. Good job!

    Btw, you can calculate the weight pretty accurately if you can tell what size the rail is. For example, if it's 130lb rail (which is a pretty common size here in NA), then 3ft of it will weigh approximately 130 lbs. That would be 303lbs for a 7ft length. I believe the largest rail in NA is 155lb rail, so the most it can weigh is 361lbs.

    Usually the rail size is pressed in the side of it, but you may not have enough of a rail section that shows it somewhere. Or, you can look up the rail profiles (I think they are online somewhere, maybe A.A.R has them) and make some close measurements and tell what size rail it is.
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    Default Re: Added weight to box blade.

    I weighed a 12" piece one time and come up with around 40 lbs if I remember right. That stuff is heavy!

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