I know there are a bunch of threads talking about using PVC pipes in the ballast box to hold tools, chain, etc. I think that's a great idea and want to do that myself. I haven't found the answer to one question, however.
I've been debating using cement or other material for the ballast. Right or wrong, I've settled on using sand. Cement seems very permanent to me. If I use sand, I can always take it out if I ever need to do that for any reason. I don't do a lot of heavy lifting, so I think it will provide me with enough ballast. If I need heavier, I can always switch to the tiller or box blade with weights.
What I'm trying to figure out, is how to anchor the PVC pipes in the ballast box so they don't work themselves out and then I end up having to empty the sand just so I can put the pipes back in. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to go out in the garage and fumble around with it in the mean time. Thanks!