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  1. #1
    Silver Member
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    May 2001
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    163
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    Iowa
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    JD X485 AWS,B2410,RTV900

    Default Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    I mow over 6 acres on property that has trees everywhere. I'm always picking up tree limbs or debris thrown by the general public and need a container that I can toss these items into until I return to the shop area. Other than purchasing a steel ballast box, has anyone built a utility box that would attach to a 3-pt and have a drop down side? Would a wood box hold together using the 3-pt?

  2. #2
    Silver Member
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    Jul 2000
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    112

    Default Re: Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    Try a CarryAll and customise it to your needs. There are several post that have delt with them and best of all you can get them cheap.

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    Default Re: Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    LGinIA... Here is a picture of one that I built. I bought the frame from TSC for $74. I made the bottom and back out of 2X6s and a 2X10. Sides and front are white pine slats on regular 2X4 posts. The 2X4s are held in place by stake pockets purchased at TSC.

    It took one afternoon to build.

    John
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  4. #4
    Platinum Member
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    Oct 2000
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    548
    Location
    Illinois
    Tractor
    Ventrac 4500

    Default Re: Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    This is the utility box I made. It slips over the pallet forks attached on the 3 point hitch and also fits the pallet forks on my loader. Sides, front, and rear are removable. Couldn't get along without it. I only remove it when mowing.
    JackIL
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  5. #5
    Silver Member
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    May 2001
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    Location
    Iowa
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    JD X485 AWS,B2410,RTV900

    Default Re: Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    Thanks for the ideas. I'll look into building a smaller version that I can carry on my 3-point while mowing. As usual, the TBN members have great functional ideas. I appreciate the suggestions, thanks.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    Location
    Seattle area
    Tractor
    JD 855 4WD, HST

    Default Re: Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    Jack,

    I like your utility box also. Any more picture's or descriptions?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2002
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    Tn
    Tractor
    Allis Chalmber 5015

    Default Re: Utility Storage Box replacing Ballast Box

    Thats a great piece of rig you got there.... That gave me Ideas....Thanks!! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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