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    Default Ballast box height

    Does it matter what height you position your ballast box when operating with a full FEL load? Should it be low as possible to the ground or in the highest setting or does it not matter?

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    Veteran Member grnspot110's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ballast box height

    As low as is practical for your use, lower center of gravity.

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    Default Re: Ballast box height

    I like to keep everything as low as I can when practical...lower means lower center of gravity.
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    Default Re: Ballast box height

    Lower is better, but not to the point where it starts digging. For most loader conditions, I raise mine only to the point where the lift arms parallel level ground.

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