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Finished my ballast box. Nothing special. Four bags of Portland cement. One 4 inch and two 2 inch pvc pipes. No idea what it weighs.
 

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Nice!

But, your iMatch bushings are on backwards Yank, the larger part goes to the outside like this:

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Nice!

But, your iMatch bushings are on backwards Yank, the larger part goes to the outside like this:

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I think Yank is just running with the bushings loose and with the bushing flanges pointing inboard it will keep him from losing them along the way.....

But hey - what do I know..... I could be wrong....

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You want to know something funny, Ken. That’s the one set of bushings the dealership put on for me.
 

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You want to hear something funny... the way my ballast box suddenly shifts from side to side when travelling over rough terrain (even slowly) I'm half tempted to try putting my bushings on backwards. The large spacer towards the inside might just keep the side shifting to a minimum. Hmmmmm.....
 

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Well then, maybe my dealership service department are the geniuses they think they are. :lolol:
 

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You want to hear something funny... the way my ballast box suddenly shifts from side to side when travelling over rough terrain (even slowly) I'm half tempted to try putting my bushings on backwards. The large spacer towards the inside might just keep the side shifting to a minimum. Hmmmmm.....
:thumbup1gif: I saw that and immediately thought the same EXACT thing. You go first. :lol:
 

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I would love to say that this was my ingenious idea, but I can’t. Maybe this will be the new fad. Kinda like wearing your pants around your knees.:mocking:
 

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I would love to say that this was my ingenious idea, but I can’t. Maybe this will be the new fad. Kinda like wearing your pants around your knees.:mocking:
Not so sure about the pants deal but...:lol:

Come to think of it, I have never seen installation instruction for these bushings. Just maybe we all have them on wrong. :dunno:
I do know the movement I have with the ballast box on drives me nuts.
 

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Not so sure about the pants deal but...:lol:

Come to think of it, I have never seen installation instruction for these bushings. Just maybe we all have them on wrong. :dunno:
I do know the movement I have with the ballast box on drives me nuts.
As I was reading all this I really started to wonder because I have them on 3 implements and not sure I remember reading how to put them on:dunno:

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Ballast holder

Yank,
Nice ballast box!! Did we reach concenious about the orientation of the bushings (12 out of 13 posts)??

Here is my recently completed ballast holder (the paint still has an odor). It does not have any bushings!!

Here it is before the ballast is loaded. The yellow panel prevents ballast loss from sudden stops. 1-100_6055.JPG
The first row of ballast (4x8x16 solid blocks)
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All 24 blocks installed and weight information labeled for quick refference.
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In position on the carry all.
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Ballast blocks can be re-arranged to install tubes for additional storage if needs change. The top layer can be removed to add a tool tray as others have done on their ballast boxes.

Total calculated weight of all attachments on 3pt hitch is 888 lbs
 

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That looks great, Nebraska. Really awesome. People on this site come up with some great ideas. I was surprised I only got four 94 pound bags of cement in my box. Seemed like most people got more in. Maybe I mixed mine too thin.
 
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Not so sure about the pants deal but...:lol:

Come to think of it, I have never seen installation instruction for these bushings. Just maybe we all have them on wrong. :dunno:
I do know the movement I have with the ballast box on drives me nuts.
According to the instructions I got with my bushings, the OP's bushing are on backwards. And come to think of it, with the large diameter out it's the only way to get the holes for the split pins to lineup with the hole in the stub welded to the box so the pin can be driven home to hold the bushings in place.

Next time I go out to the shop I'll see if I can dig up the original package/instructions.
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Yank,
Nice ballast box!! Did we reach concenious about the orientation of the bushings (12 out of 13 posts)??

Here is my recently completed ballast holder (the paint still has an odor). It does not have any bushings!!

Here it is before the ballast is loaded. The yellow panel prevents ballast loss from sudden stops. View attachment 478826
The first row of ballast (4x8x16 solid blocks)
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All 24 blocks installed and weight information labeled for quick refference.
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In position on the carry all.
View attachment 478858

Ballast blocks can be re-arranged to install tubes for additional storage if needs change. The top layer can be removed to add a tool tray as others have done on their ballast boxes.

Total calculated weight of all attachments on 3pt hitch is 888 lbs
That's one beautiful setup, very nice. :thumbup1gif:
 
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