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    Platinum Member cartod's Avatar
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    Post a photo of your ballast. Im using a box blade with suitcase weights, and when I need to go big I put a slice of a millstone on.

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    Kubota BX2360 & L4240 HSTC

    Default Re: Ballast Photos

    BX with a custom weight bracket and 5 weights.



    L4240 with a Woods HBL84. I am going to make a 1000-1200lbs counterweight someday for it.


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    Here is mine:
    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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    Veteran Member Marveltone's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ballast Photos

    Another box blade/suitcase weight combo.

    Joe
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    Fordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
    Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower

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    For my JD 790, I use a JD ballast box I got of CL, filled to 620 lbs. of scrap iron, including the RR rail runners & receiver tube bolted to the bottom. Chainsaw sleeve & tool holders added to the outside. ~~ grnspot
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    Default Re: Ballast Photos

    I use my back blade. Its a Land Pride 3596 - plenty heavy and doesn't extend out back too far.Attachment 342521

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    Default Re: Ballast Photos

    I use these old scrapped actuator end caps - my son welded couple of brackets for me and milled slots in the smaller end caps in the bottom to make it a nice package. I use it most of the summer months. Great for moving trailers and boats around, great visibility to the ball. Loader work made easy and with a small utility trailer, the perfect combination.-img_0806-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zdenek View Post
    I use these old scrapped actuator end caps - my son welded couple of brackets for me and milled slots in the smaller end caps in the bottom to make it a nice package. I use it most of the summer months. Great for moving trailers and boats around, great visibility to the ball. Loader work made easy and with a small utility trailer, the perfect combination.-img_0806-jpg
    Whoa! That is some serious metal!
    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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    1200 lbs. Just about right for the tractor.

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    This is my creation....the chunk of steel weighed 1,300lbs before adding the draw bar, top link stock, and legs. I boxed in the front legs after this picture was taking...it has to be 1,350lbs now. I can finally max out my FEL without lifting the rear tires



    Here's the thread on the build:
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