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    Default Added some weight to the rear blade

    Just a little project today. Used a 1.5"ID pipe that was two fet long ($10 from HD). Drilled and bolted to the rear blade with a 10" 3/8 bolt ($1). I had the weights already and this is really to hold me over until I get a ballast box. The plates add up to 250lbs. Really made a difference when using the FEL. Helped when pushing over this stump on Saturday. Stump is 36" tall ad about 12" across. Fun!
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    Default Re: Added some weight to the rear blade

    Wouldn't that weight make grading gravel or dirt more effective? I am wondering if I should add some weight to my RB. Nice job as ballast.
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    Default Re: Added some weight to the rear blade

    Quote Originally Posted by oldballs View Post
    Wouldn't that weight make grading gravel or dirt more effective? I am wondering if I should add some weight to my RB. Nice job as ballast.
    Yes, it'll make it cut in a lot faster and should reduce bouncing/skipping of the blade, too.
    I need to add some weight to mine. Under certain conditions it'll bounce like crazy when I have the rubber edge on it for snow duty.
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    Default Re: Added some weight to the rear blade

    Yes, adding weight makes the blade more effective, IF you have the traction to move it.

    Very nice work.
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    Default Re: Added some weight to the rear blade

    Innovative.
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    Default Re: Added some weight to the rear blade

    I used my logging and tow chains as added weight in a pinch. Just drape it on the 3 pt of backblade.

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    Default Re: Added some weight to the rear blade

    Yup. These light attachments need a bunch more weight to be useful

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