Arlen,Since it warmed up to 7 deg today, I decided to take advantage of the heatwave and move some bales around. 190 hours so far. :good2:
Yes, canopy is the factory one. I have 2 weights per side, 110 pounds each, 440 total. 1000 pounds of steel in the ballast box.Arlen,
I bet the cattle liked you today.:laugh:
is your canopy the JD factory canopy? I just ordered one today for my 990.
Also how many wheel weights do you have and how much are they each?
So you have blocks of steel pieces in your ballast box and not concrete? Since I have an x-ray lab I have lots of lead and I have been thinking about melting it and putting it in short lengths of steel pipe and capping the ends and using that. Thus I could add or delete weight as needed.Yes, canopy is the factory one. I have 2 weights per side, 110 pounds each, 440 total. 1000 pounds of steel in the ballast box.
The cows get pretty excited when they see the tractor.
In a cow's world:
Pickups and Trailers=Everything bad
I had a former co-worker plasma cut some 1 inch plate to fit in my box. They are 100 pounds each, so they only consume 10 inches of space, leaving room to put chains, and other stuff. Concrete wasn't quite heavy enough, I really wanted to get up to about 1000 pounds.So you have blocks of steel pieces in your ballast box and not concrete? Since I have an x-ray lab I have lots of lead and I have been thinking about melting it and putting it in short lengths of steel pipe and capping the ends and using that. Thus I could add or delete weight as needed.
animals are interesting. God has obviously given them an understanding of things both good and bad!
Could you just fold them into bricks, and hammer them flat as you go?Its all in rolls. Our office got flooded out when Irene came through in 2011 and the sheet rock was all covered with it and of course the sheet rock was destroyed. So it was pealed off and we rolled it up. It is in thicknesses of 1/8" and 1/16" thick. Maybe if I just unrolled it and cut it into the same shape as the bottom of the box like you did with the steel plates that would work. I just thought that if I contained it that would be better. Of course I could cut it into the proper size and then wrap it with something. As you say that would be much easier. So maybe that is what I will do.
I haven't taken the time to weigh it out yet. We had a lot more but I took a batch to a recycle place and got $0.40/lb for it and that was close to 1000 lbs. I was thinking that this would be a better use for it and it would make it so you could remove it if you wanted to. Once you fill these things with concrete you are pretty stuck.
Yes that could probably work. Again that makes it easy. I still have to cut them because some are 4' wide and of course they wont fit in the BB. I am going to weigh up what I have so I can get the true amount that I have. They are easy enough to cut up since lead is so soft. We cut them with a utility knife before when we had to have narrower pieces of Sheet Rock.Could you just fold them into bricks, and hammer them flat as you go?
Matt, That is the truth when it comes to work and then as a bonus you have that added burn pile where if needs be you can draw close to the fire and be warm!It was a balmy 15F here in Michigan this weekend when my wife took this pic - A shorts day for someone from Minnesota! :laugh:
Anyway, my older twin to your machine, Arlen, was in the woods (waaay in the background) working for the entire family this weekend (wife and both boys out there too). No one who works gets cold...