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    Ballast Box "Casters?"

    I have not filled my ballast box yet, but plan to in the spring. The thing is a it of a pain to move out of the way if need be as it is let alone filled. Has anyone added heavy duty steel casters to the bottom of the box to allow it to be rolled on the shop floor without having to hook it to the 3 point. I am looking at 4 x 250# casters. I do try to park it out of the way when not in use but something always comes up.
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    My solution was this. It's been working out fine so far.Click image for larger version. 

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    I bought one of the newer dollies at Harbor Freight that has metal backing and 1000lb capacity thinking that would be good for $11.99 a few weeks ago and the ballast box sits on it good, but I don't have it filled yet and I read later that the wheel bent for someone else. Not sure if that was on this forum or not. Not sure. I bought it, so I'm going to try it out anyway. Still debating on what to fill my ballast box up with.

    30 In x 18 In 1000 lbs. Capacity Polypropylene Dolly

    Can't see spending $300 for the artillian dolly. Maybe $150 or less and I would think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j. white View Post
    My solution was this. It's been working out fine so far.
    Is that homemade or did you buy that? Looks good!
    Tractor Info: 2018 1025r (01/18/2019) / 120R FEL 53" Bucket / 260B BH with 16" Bucket / 60" MMM with AC / R4 Tires
    Upgrades: RimGuard in Rear Tires / 16" BackHoe Bucket / Engine Block Heater / JD Seat Cover / 3D Pedal Covers / 3D Diff Pedal / HH WT Bracket / 5' Rear Blade / CountyLine 4' RT4 Tiller / JD Ballast Box / HLA 36" Forks / RanchEx 3pt Quick Hitch / BXpanded 6", Ripper, BH Thumb, QA / LoadNGo /
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    Quote Originally Posted by j. white View Post
    My solution was this. It's been working out fine so far.Click image for larger version. 

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    That is a nice dolly. I was going to use similar steel casters, but fasten them directly to the box. One less gizmo to store when the box is on the tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashxx View Post
    I bought one of the newer dollies at Harbor Freight that has metal backing and 1000lb capacity thinking that would be good for $11.99 a few weeks ago and the ballast box sits on it good, but I don't have it filled yet and I read later that the wheel bent for someone else. Not sure if that was on this forum or not. Not sure. I bought it, so I'm going to try it out anyway. Still debating on what to fill my ballast box up with.

    30 In x 18 In 1000 lbs. Capacity Polypropylene Dolly

    Can't see spending $300 for the artillian dolly. Maybe $150 or less and I would think about it.
    I have and use the exact same one for our ballast box. Actually I have two, our BX42 chipper sits on one.
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    I built a simple 2X4 frame and used 3" or 4" casters from Lowes. This way I can drop the box and move it around the barn. I didn't want the casters on the box because I trailer sometimes and wanted to put the box down on the trailer and not have it move.
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    I haven't had mine on the tractor yet, but they sit pretty low don't they? The wheels may drag alot if they are on the bottom of the ballast box.
    Tractor Info: 2018 1025r (01/18/2019) / 120R FEL 53" Bucket / 260B BH with 16" Bucket / 60" MMM with AC / R4 Tires
    Upgrades: RimGuard in Rear Tires / 16" BackHoe Bucket / Engine Block Heater / JD Seat Cover / 3D Pedal Covers / 3D Diff Pedal / HH WT Bracket / 5' Rear Blade / CountyLine 4' RT4 Tiller / JD Ballast Box / HLA 36" Forks / RanchEx 3pt Quick Hitch / BXpanded 6", Ripper, BH Thumb, QA / LoadNGo /
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashxx View Post
    I haven't had mine on the tractor yet, but they sit pretty low don't they? The wheels may drag alot if they are on the bottom of the ballast box.
    Why not just put the casters directly on the bottom of the ballast box? You'll get 3 more inches of clearance, you'll never have to put it away and it will always be ready to roll when you are done with it.
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