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    Concrete or Blocks in ballast box??

    Should I fill a ballast box with concrete or block for weight? What do you guys think??

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    I vote concrete for max weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkphoto View Post
    Should I fill a ballast box with concrete or block for weight? What do you guys think??
    Is your goal to be able to use blocks to vary the weight in your ballast box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkphoto View Post
    Should I fill a ballast box with concrete or block for weight? What do you guys think??
    What tractor?
    What is the tractors main use?
    Without knowing the answers I would vote small 1/2" stone. A solid concrete filled ballast box for my 2320 would be far too heavy for some of it's duties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    What tractor?
    What is the tractors main use?
    Without knowing the answers I would vote small 1/2" stone. A solid concrete filled ballast box for my 2320 would be far too heavy for some of it's duties.
    The tractor is a 1026R. The ballast will be used for the 53" loader and the Artillian forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkphoto View Post
    The tractor is a 1026R. The ballast will be used for the 53" loader and the Artillian forks.
    Just remember: With Concrete, it's a "One and Done", unless you line it with plastic with a ReBar lift ring. Even with that, if you ever want to lift out that block, you might want to think of surrounding it with 1/2" plywood. I can see the 'pour'.....bulging the box so you may not be able to get it out......~S

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty370 View Post
    Just remember: With Concrete, it's a "One and Done", unless you line it with plastic with a ReBar lift ring. Even with that, if you ever want to lift out that block, you might want to think of surrounding it with 1/2" plywood. I can see the 'pour'.....bulging the box so you may not be able to get it out......~S
    Good point... Thanks

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    I went through the same debate a month or so ago when I bought my ballast box. Ultimately I decided to go with concrete as I concluded that it would be a bit difficult to have too much ballast. Just my $.02 worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonS View Post
    I went through the same debate a month or so ago when I bought my ballast box. Ultimately I decided to go with concrete as I concluded that it would be a bit difficult to have too much ballast. Just my $.02 worth.
    Snow plowing with my 2320 I have the ballast box half full of 1/2 inch stone. Loader work and fork work I fill it. Basically summer time the ballast box is full, winter half full.
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    Remember those round plastic weights they used to make? I was hoping to find some on ebay, etc... and use those for the box.

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