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    Over the top Ballast Box Cart

    Some time ago, Mr. JGayman raised a question somewhere on here about a better way to make the ballast box more mobile. Naturally, I couldn't help myself. Following a little conversation, some contemplation, design and stress analysis, here's the result. This one or the next one will be going to JGayman for his anticipated scrutiny. The design needs to be refined a bit to make them more affordable, but I expect they will be an upcoming product.

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    They could be available with either 4 casters or 6. 4 of these particular casters will support the weight but 6 just looks cool and of course will be a little better rolling and longer lasting.

    Sorry for yet another "invention" rtgt
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    Does this mean I won't scratch the crap out of the garage floor when I drive the tractor out of the garage and forget to lift the 3PH?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Does this mean I won't scratch the crap out of the garage floor when I drive the tractor out of the garage and forget to lift the 3PH?
    And you call me a dumb-ass!
    No one has ever seen me do that and I certainly am not going to admit doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    And you call me a dumb-ass!
    No one has ever seen me do that and I certainly am not going to admit doing it.
    I never said that. And I haven't admitted to actually dragging a fully loaded ballast box across my painted garage floor. Nobody saw me do it.....







    .....but the marks are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artillian View Post
    Some time ago, Mr. JGayman raised a question somewhere on here about a better way to make the ballast box more mobile. Naturally, I couldn't help myself. Following a little conversation, some contemplation, design and stress analysis, here's the result. This one or the next one will be going to JGayman for his anticipated scrutiny. The design needs to be refined a bit to make them more affordable, but I expect they will be an upcoming product.

    jgayman

    They could be available with either 4 casters or 6. 4 of these particular casters will support the weight but 6 just looks cool and of course will be a little better rolling and longer lasting.

    Sorry for yet another "invention" rtgt
    Looks great, but I would suggest another 1 inch of clearance between the metal and the floor. When these become available, I might be interested in one. I can see that shipping might be prohibitive.

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    Nice! Is there a bottom or internal frame to the cart such that the ballast box just sits in there? If so, do those bolts on the sides simply keep the cart from sliding off when lifted?

    I find that my ballast box detaches from the Quick Hitch the easiest when I have something the thickness of a 2x4 (on its side) under the box. If I simply sit the ballast box on the garage floor I have difficulty getting the Quick Hitch to let go.

    Does anyone else experience anything similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Nice! Is there a bottom or internal frame to the cart such that the ballast box just sits in there? If so, do those bolts on the sides simply keep the cart from sliding off when lifted?

    I find that my ballast box detaches from the Quick Hitch the easiest when I have something the thickness of a 2x4 (on its side) under the box. If I simply sit the ballast box on the garage floor I have difficulty getting the Quick Hitch to let go.

    Does anyone else experience anything similar?
    Most likely its the top hook thats binding, try adjusting it in or out 1 or 2 turns.
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    4 casters is more than enough; but I always manage to occasionally forget to raise the ballast box and drag it in the dirt, which will booger up the casters in my case. I just keep my ballast box on a furniture dolly.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    .....but the marks are there.
    Whoops....................forgot about the marks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Nice! Is there a bottom or internal frame to the cart such that the ballast box just sits in there? If so, do those bolts on the sides simply keep the cart from sliding off when lifted?

    I find that my ballast box detaches from the Quick Hitch the easiest when I have something the thickness of a 2x4 (on its side) under the box. If I simply sit the ballast box on the garage floor I have difficulty getting the Quick Hitch to let go.

    Does anyone else experience anything similar?
    What tractor do you have? (signature maybe?) I have the same issue with our 2320.
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