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    A Ballast Box Modification

    Well, here is my rendition of making a ballast box more user friendly. Please note that the tool box lid is not only held open but also closed by the air spring. The box construction is aluminum. I also added tool holders to the sides.
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    Ok, talk me through this. I was talking about doing this in this thread.
    http://www.greentractortalk.com/foru...=1645#post1645

    So, did you start with the JD box extension, or is it all from scratch. I am thinking of using the heaviest materials I can find to add to the weight...



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    Well, my ballast box showed up with the optional extension kit (have a good dealer). I just thought the additional space would work well for extra tools and chains. I didn't think my machines need the additional weight it would provide.
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    Randy, you do good work- both this and the lights.
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    Excellent work!...only change I'd make is to make it water-tite, put a drain bung on it and insulate it...Perfect carrier for ice and adult beverages...LOL.

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    Thanks Guys! You're just biased because it is on a green machine. Thanks again.
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    Where did you get the holders for the shovel? I have been looking online and I cannot find anything close.



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    I actually got those at my local Ace hardware store. Spring loaded and everything.
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    I have now found magnetic ones....LOL... I will have to check it out at Ace, its the place...LOL...



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    Sorry Brian, I messed up, it was Tru-Value and not Ace. Got my hardware store mixed up.
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