Homemade ballast
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree4Likes
  • 3 Post By 5304
  • 1 Post By Ckavala

Thread: Homemade ballast

  1. Top | #1
    Ckavala's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Last Online
    10-06-2016 @ 11:09 AM
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts

    Homemade ballast

    Ok guys. I made this ballast (300 pounds) for my scut for under $50 from tractor supply and some junk i had around the house.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image_1463706598033.jpg  
    Last edited by Ckavala; 05-19-2016 at 09:10 PM.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. Top | #2
    Ckavala's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Last Online
    10-06-2016 @ 11:09 AM
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    1 Clevis hitch reciver, one threaded bar, weights I had Around the house. Not sure it 300 will be enough it's better than nothing
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image_1463706854365.jpg  
    Last edited by Ckavala; 05-19-2016 at 09:15 PM.

  4. Top | #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Last Online
    04-11-2019 @ 10:17 AM
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    1,786
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 167 Times in 140 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ckavala View Post
    1 Clevis hitch reciver, one threaded bar, weights I had Around the house. Not sure it 300 will be enough it's better than nothing
    Better than nothing, but still WAY under the recommendations in the manual. Of course - that all depends on the loads you're carrying.

    In the winter I simply use my boxblade because snow isn't that heavy. If I'm moving concrete, etc. then I go as heavy as humanly possible
    -Scott-

    2014 1025R - 60D 7-Iron MMM, H120 53" FEL/Ballast Box, Ken's hooks and Piranha toothbar, BB2048L Boxblade, 54" snowblade Quick-tatch w/full hydraulic lift/tilt.

    You don't have to outrun the bear......just the other campers

  5. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. Top | #4
    Guest
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last Online
    01-22-2018 @ 08:31 PM
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,919
    Thanks
    392
    Thanked 256 Times in 196 Posts
    Assuming you own a 1025R, you should just about double that amount of ballast to utilize the full capacity of the loader. And the weight is too high. You may actually have trouble with stability due to the weight being so far above the rear axle.
    Last edited by 5304; 05-19-2016 at 09:20 PM.
    etcallhome, W9GFO and chang50012 like this.

  7. Top | #5
    Ckavala's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Last Online
    10-06-2016 @ 11:09 AM
    Location
    Erie, PA
    Posts
    45
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    I will lower the weight to the bottom reciever. I appreciate the feed back. For moving manure and mulch I think 300 is going to be ok maybe a little light yet. If not I can throw a box blade on for more weight. I just like having the option of being able to be more nimble in tight places.
    5304 likes this.

  8. Remove Advertisements
    GreenTractorTalk.com
    Advertisements
     

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •