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I know better than to do any heavy lifting or to carry loads around without ballast, but when using a stump bucket to penetrate the ground in front of the tractor, won’t the rear ballast work against me?
Or is the tractor heavy enough that it won’t matter (2038R)?
 

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hmmmm..It will give you more traction.......Stump bucket things have lots of leverage on FEL.

Take your time...its not an excavator........Thats all I got for input.
 

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I would say that you want max ballast for using the stump bucket for roots and stumps because you'll be maxing out your loader's lift capacity.
 

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Ballast isn't just for when the bucket is elevated. You can easily hook the bucket on a rock, root, etc, and cause the rear end to lift or even lean the machine to one side. I would think a stump bucket would make that even worse so ballast is a must to keep the rear planted.
 
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