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    How many bags of concrete does it take to fill a ballast box?

    Like the subject says, I'm getting a ballast box for my 1026R and am wondering how many bags of concrete to get to fill it. It'll sit outside when not in use until I get the shed built, so I don't want to fill it with sand, or what not.

    Thanks for your input.

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    I think its about 8 or so...
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    I think Sakrete Light Weight Concrete Mix is 2/3 cu. ft. per bag.
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    Here is a calculator from Quickcrete, notice they have 60# & 80# bags. Hope it helps.

    [url=http://www.quikrete.com/Calculator/Main.asp]QUIKRETE

    Sorry the link did not work, it worked fine when I previewed the post. Neve had any problems till just latly, not sure why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by has15 View Post
    Here is a calculator from Quickcrete, notice they have 60# & 80# bags. Hope it helps.

    [url=http://www.quikrete.com/Calculator/Main.asp]QUIKRETE

    Sorry the link did not work, it worked fine when I previewed the post. Neve had any problems till just latly, not sure why.
    http://www.quikrete.com/Calculator/Main.asp
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    Mine took 7 bags of portland. I bought 8 thinking I would need it, but I just took it back.



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    Please be very carful how many bags you use. A full ballast box can weight up words of 1100 lbs, the 1 series only needs about 650 lbs. if you fill your box with concrete, the tractor will not even be able to lift it. Then all you have is an anchor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    Please be very carful how many bags you use. A full ballast box can weight up words of 1100 lbs, the 1 series only needs about 650 lbs. if you fill your box with concrete, the tractor will not even be able to lift it. Then all you have is an anchor.
    Good info!

    Also, seal the inside seams of the BB with sealant our duct tape first or it will be a mess till the conctrete cures.
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