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    Hey all! Decided that I needed a ballast box for my L5030 kubota. Looked around for a while, trying to find one...but all I could find was too small or expensive. So I decided that I needed to build one!

    The first order of business - replacing my stolen welder. Hello Craigslist. Found this near new AC DC tombstone for $200. It's now mine



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    Good deal, it looks new.

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    I want to incorporate a trailer hitch receiver - almost flush with the concrete. To do that, I have to design a way to insert the pin - inside the concrete.

    I purchased some square tubing sized to allow the hitch to slide in. Measured how far back to drill my holes, making them slightly oversized.

    Now I am welding tubes - a long one that will penetrate from the receiver hitch thru concrete to daylight; and a short one on the other side.



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    Here I am setting up to weld the long one. It's been a long time since I welded. This isn't going to be pretty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob77064 View Post
    Good deal, it looks new.
    I went ahead and took off the cover of the welder, which I needed to anyway to install the correct plug. While I was in there I gave it a good cleaning.

    He even threw in a good half box of rod.

    Went to Harbor Freight and with the online coupon and sale price - got the auto darkening helmet for $36. You can't beat that with a stick!!
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    I needed to weld shut the end of my short pipe. That was fun! Ok, might have had to try this twice. I kept melting my pipe!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Depmandog View Post
    I want to incorporate a trailer hitch receiver - almost flush with the concrete. To do that, I have to design a way to insert the pin - inside the concrete.

    I purchased some square tubing sized to allow the hitch to slide in. Measured how far back to drill my holes, making them slightly oversized.

    You probably already did this, but be sure you try a couple of hitches in that 2" ID sq tubing to be certain they will fit before you get it all welded up. Have seen some 2" tubing that you couldn't get a 2" hitch to fit inside it.
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    cut a round piece of steel and weld around it.

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    Default Re: Ballast Box Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Depmandog View Post
    I want to incorporate a trailer hitch receiver - almost flush with the concrete. To do that, I have to design a way to insert the pin - inside the concrete.

    I purchased some square tubing sized to allow the hitch to slide in. Measured how far back to drill my holes, making them slightly oversized.

    Now I am welding tubes - a long one that will penetrate from the receiver hitch thru concrete to daylight; and a short one on the other side.



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    Here I am setting up to weld the long one. It's been a long time since I welded. This isn't going to be pretty
    So your going to have the tube going thru from one side for a long hitch pin right.

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    Default Re: Ballast Box Build

    following thread need to build one myself as for the tombstone welder .. I would of bought a used mig first since i bought the mig have not even touched the tombstone its like 9 years already ....

    Jeff

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    Do you have a sketch of your plan?

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