So it's time to fill my ballast box on my week-old tractor. I'd been considering using sand, but it'd be easier to unload bricks from it if I ever needed to. Bricks, cement bricks at least, should be denser than sand, which is another good thing. However, I'm concerned that the sand will have enough higher of a packing efficiency than bricks that I can actually get the box heavier using sand. Speaking specifically about the BW15073 ballast box that is used for the 1-Family tractors, how many bricks of what size, shape, and weight did you manage to fit in and what was your total weight once you were done?
The book says I can fit 528lbs of dry sand for a total of 616lbs of ballast. Has anyone matched or exceeded that with bricks in the BW15073?