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    Silver Member BelarusBulldog's Avatar
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    Default Compact ballast box

    I needed ballast for my tractor but didn't want a box that would stick out too far past my quick hitch. Also, I wanted it to be heavy without having to fill the inside space and needed it to give protection to the rear of the tractor. I used a couple of old forks, a section of track from a dozer and a curved peice of plate. It weighs 720lbs and has a different shape then most I have seen.
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    Plowing, it's snow much fun!

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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    I like it!
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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    Very nice! Great fab work.
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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    If you had put the dozer track on the bottom, you could leave fake dozer tracks in interesting places.

    But now you could build a fake tyrannosaur foot on the bottom.



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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    I just finished a ballast barrel that I'm quite happy with but I like your project better. If you don't care about the finish you can use it quite effectively as a bumper from Hades. When half your neck is fused and looking backward is a challenge, things like this matter. You made me feel like I've failed. Congrats, that's really nice.

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    Add a piece of stretched steel to the bottom and you will have a great place to throw shovels, rakes and the like.

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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    I really like that...very cool!

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    That is so cool!
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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    Thanks everyone for the
    Plowing, it's snow much fun!

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    Default Re: Compact ballast box

    Quote Originally Posted by BelarusBulldog View Post
    Thanks everyone for the
    BTW, where did you get the track from?

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