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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    Well made some progess:

    - Got the barrel, it's steel instead of plastic, beggars can't be choosers
    - steel cut, drawbar bought (thanks honey!), installed and welded in with about 100 lbs of various rebar and scrap steel.
    - I have 10 bags of ready-mix, I'll buy another tomorrow because the two 3" PVC pipes didn't take up as much room as I originally thought. I also have some broken concrete blocks on site that I'll mix in with tomorrow

    When we put it back into the truck, my buddy asked how the heck I was going to get it out; it was a lot heavier than I expected, glad he was there to help. My answer: Simple: I've got a tractor with forks! I'll be careful using it without ballast and have my wife take videos for you guys to quibble over in the next few days or so (assuming, of course, there are no major disasters or even a minor disaster!).

    Thanks for the help!
    Glad you got it going..I set it up on the gravel driveway and put the concrete in the barrel in place so I could get the 3 pt. on it. I knew I would never be able to move it by myself.
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Hope you stuck those PVC tubes in to hold a shovel and rake, left a bit of room at the top for a tow chain ....

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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Yep and Yep!

    No pics or video, sorry, wifey unit couldn't come with me this morning and I couldn't get our dog Molly to hold the camera worth a crap!

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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Quote Originally Posted by newbury View Post
    Should have gotten these:

    Agrisupply - $150 and VERY useful

    Attachment 339646
    I wish I would have seen those when I was down at AS to pick up my flail.

    I'll have to get a set next time I head that way(3 hour plus drive for me, one way).

    One of those caged plastic tanks(they go for $50-$75 around here) would add 2,400 lbs or so of ballast.

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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Seems like you would have had close to the same money in buying the rear forks and they can carry ballast or any other number of things.

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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Quote Originally Posted by King of the Road View Post
    I wish I would have seen those when I was down at AS to pick up my flail.

    I'll have to get a set next time I head that way(3 hour plus drive for me, one way).

    One of those caged plastic tanks(they go for $50-$75 around here) would add 2,400 lbs or so of ballast.
    Get the food grade so you can fill it with beer

    Or if you need to water a remote plot, clean water.

    But be careful, I think the forks pictured are only rated for 2,000 lbs.

    In Mississippi SWMBO's cousin "borrowed" one and used it to water about an acre of watermelons during the drought last year. He said he would have lost the entire crop without it.
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    Last edited by newbury; 10-06-2013 at 02:40 PM.
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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Quote Originally Posted by ENC View Post
    Seems like you would have had close to the same money in buying the rear forks and they can carry ballast or any other number of things.
    Pretty close: I'm in about $75 ($32 for the drawbar and $38 for the concrete, plus $5 in rebar). But you also have to factor in the cost of something to carry with the fork, which I don't have right now, so there's that.

    It's done now. Since we didn't close as planned yesterday, it will have about a week to final cure and I'll be able to use it next weekend.

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Quote Originally Posted by newbury View Post
    Should have gotten these:

    Agrisupply - $150 and VERY useful

    Attachment 339646
    for future reference, anyway to modify my Land Pride forks to fit my Cat I 3ph?




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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


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    Default Re: I need an expedient ballast weight on 3PH

    Quote Originally Posted by FTG-05 View Post
    for future reference, anyway to modify my Land Pride forks to fit my Cat I 3ph?



    I would get a set of forks for the rear. it is handy at times having a set on the front and rear.

    Here is another QA like James linked. You will need to add on the 3PH mounting.

    Universal Skid Steer Quick Attach Conversion Hitch Plate Bobtach Blank Qt K | eBay

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