youll find that if you use the box heavly, and fill it up, that youll push the weights out. (ask me how i know)
instead hang the weights outside the box to reduce the amount of area the dirt can push up against.
I put a 5' lenght of railroad rail on the back of mine. left about a 2" gap between it and the back wall so dirt could still spill out and i wouldnt pack it solid.
the RR rail weighs more than my BB. Id say my BB is only 200-250lbs while the rail is a good 300+
for the record, adding the weight made my box blade act ENTIRELY different. (for the better)
Love the box blade. Searching Craigslist for suitcase weights. Awesome idea.
Adding the imatch also extends the box blade back about 6" which acts as even more counter weight. For me it's the perfect ballast!
makes a huge difference having all that weight. we cut prototype muffler cores at work on our tube-laser. i saved up two 5 gallon buckets of the 3-4mm x 1mm thick 409 stainless slugs from cutting the perforated patterns and packed them into a 2.5" x 5" x 3/8" wall piece of scrap tubing 6ft long and welded that to the back of my box blade. digs good now :)
Has anyone attached a Ballast Box to a Box Blade for added weight? Would love to see a design or better yet a picture if one is available.
Looks good foggy, I now have 10 suit case weights on my BB. Only 6 in the picture, I also bolted two 60 lb pieces of one inch steel plate to the back.
I have a regular Ballast Box and I've been thinking about attaching it somehow to my Box Blade to add weight. I don't have separate weights so just trying to use what I do have.Quote:
Originally Posted by npalen