I'm in the process of designing and building some ballast for the back of my 3039R and wanted to get your opinions on how to configure it. I am planning for about 1500 pounds using concrete.
The simplest set up is to make one big 1500 pound block and haul all the weight whenever doing FEL work.
The alternative is to make the ballast out of smaller blocks so the weight can be adjusted. The smaller blocks might be three 500 pounders or fifteen 100 pounders. The 100s could be attached and detached by hand, the 500s would need to be lifted on to each other with the bucket and a chain or an engine hoist prior to hooking up to the 3 point.
I'm leaning towards the one big block because it could easily be quick hitched on and off when needed and it would be able to have easy provisions for hauling tools on top of it.
From your experiences, is there any real benefit to having an adjustable ballast?