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    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    I made the barrell weight, from a $9 55 gallon barrell, with a $26 drawbar, from Tractor Supply. then took a piece of 5/8 allthread bolted thru the drawbar and welded to the rear reciever hitch. then welded rebar on angle to the drawbar and also to the reciever hitch to strengthen it on an angle. the bolted 4 inch angle iron to the drawbar up to the top for a place for the top link to go thru. (between the 2 angle iron pieces). I did not need 4 inch, but it was in the junk pile, and it was what I had handy. I put a layer of 2 inch rock in the bottom. to hopefully make some air space for water to collect if any came down from the 3 2 inch PVC tubes I installed vertically. for shovel/broom/rake handles. then bolted on some hooks for hanging buckets on the outside. filled the whole thing up to about 8 inches below the top with concrete for room to carry other items. The top link goes thru a slot, which is also a drain area for the top 8 inches if left out in the rain. I will try to get the camera out and take pix later.
    James
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    Bronze Member Famah's Avatar
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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    That would be great. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    Picked up this unit last fall from a Guy who said he had no use for it, was new and never used. Cost Me 25 bucks just fill it with rocks as needed +/-.

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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    When I made my counter weight I got a 55 gal plastic drum cut the top out. I then got a drawbar from tractor supply, cut holes about halfway up the barrel and slide the drawbar thought. I then welded a 4x4 tube onto the drawbar after I cut holes and the back out so the top link would fit. Filled it with concrete about 6 inches below the top. After it setup I drilled 1/2" holes at the cement line to let any water out.

    The cement being down inside the drum makes for a great place to keep a chain and the water drains out .

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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    ...and also, DON'T forget the FRONT ballast....
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    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    Famah, here are the pix you requested.

    James
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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    This is mine, It is over 800 lbs. It sits in nice and close and has no top link.



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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Famah, here are the pix you requested.

    James
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    I am totally stealing that idea!

    Montyhp
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    "I'd rather be stupid on the forum than in the field"

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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Famah, here are the pix you requested.

    James
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    Very nicely done! I'm also thinking of a barrel weight with top storage.

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    Default Re: Rear Ballast Gentlemen, Rear Ballast

    Quote Originally Posted by Timber View Post
    This is mine, It is over 800 lbs. It sits in nice and close and has no top link.
    Interesting, looks like it adds a good amount of weight. Does it swing around an bang the tractor? That would be my concern seeing it doesn't have a top link.

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