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    Hi could someone help me find a suitcase ballast and weights for my 1023e that also has a 2inch hitch. I want maximum weight I can put on one or two rows and how much it would cost . See pic attached I was warned by a few members to get ballast before doing stuff like this! Looking to get a good deal because I know shipping is expensive thanks
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    Heavy hitch.

    Category 1, 3 Point Hitch Receiver Drawbar With Dual Weight Bracket

    Can put 42 or 70# suitcase weights on it, and 2 rows, plus has the 2" receiver.
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    how many weights can fit on a single row of the titan suitcase thats $130? heavy hitch is going to be $1000 before shipping for around 600 lbs .

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    That dual row heavy hitch is only 300 and some change, where do you get $1k? Is that from all the weights you want as well? I like Heavy Hitch and have one but I didn't buy weights from them.

    If you want to buy suitcase weights you can order them through Lowes or HD and have them delivered to the store and save on shipping. They used to be quite bit cheaper than going through the Deere dealer. I have not priced them in several years so they may be expensive now or discontinued that, not sure. If they still do it, just have them shipped to the store and pick them up. These were for the 42lb weights, not sure if you can get the 70lbs one from there.

    For a 1 series, while you can have two rows of ballast, you can get away with one row 8 42lb weights. That's what I had on my SCUT.

    Using suitcase weights is one of the more expensive ways of getting ballast, particularly if you want a 2 inch receiver.
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    My Deere dealer was willing to match the price of Home Depot or Lowe's on weights. It never hurts to ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keane View Post
    My Deere dealer was willing to match the price of Home Depot or Lowe's on weights. It never hurts to ask.
    Same here.
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    I know you’re looking for a receiver and weight set but a ballast box is an affordable option
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    The heavy hitch is the way to, but if you are on a budget, you might be able to get one made local at a fab shop. As for the weights, search FB market place and Craigslist for used ones. I scored six, 42 pound weights for $200 and they looked brand new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mopeman View Post
    The heavy hitch is the way to, but if you are on a budget, you might be able to get one made local at a fab shop. As for the weights, search FB market place and Craigslist for used ones. I scored six, 42 pound weights for $200 and they looked brand new.
    That's a pretty good deal. People always seem to price their suitcase weights around here like they are gold or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 69project View Post
    That dual row heavy hitch is only 300 and some change, where do you get $1k? Is that from all the weights you want as well? I like Heavy Hitch and have one but I didn't buy weights from them.

    If you want to buy suitcase weights you can order them through Lowes or HD and have them delivered to the store and save on shipping. They used to be quite bit cheaper than going through the Deere dealer. I have not priced them in several years so they may be expensive now or discontinued that, not sure. If they still do it, just have them shipped to the store and pick them up. These were for the 42lb weights, not sure if you can get the 70lbs one from there.

    For a 1 series, while you can have two rows of ballast, you can get away with one row 8 42lb weights. That's what I had on my SCUT.

    Using suitcase weights is one of the more expensive ways of getting ballast, particularly if you want a 2 inch receiver.
    If you buy the offset ballast with 8x 70 lbs your at $950 before shipping for 600lbs. So it’s going to be $1100 with shipping from heavy hitch... I guess the real question is do I need 600 lbs or 350 appx weight for the ballast .. that the difference between going all 70 lbs or all 41
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