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Is there a limit to the amount of weight that a JD ballast box will support?
 

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I have never seen a limit stated. I know they recommend Portland cement for max weight, but beyond that I don't know.
 

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Must be a lot cause they sell the extender for use with the base unit.
 

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Thank you for the replies.

I currently have about 500 lbs of cast iron weight inside the box & eight 70 lb suite case weights that I hang on the sides of the box as needed.
I have access to five 100lb suit case weights if needed, that I can put inside the box. If I used all of the weights, the total weight of the box would be around 1600lbs.
 

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Yes sir, that is a lot of weight.
 

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That is a lot... I bet you'll be back heavy with all that on... My flail is just shy of 2000lbs, and I actually use a round bale or a cube of water on the loader as front ballast when I'm mowing!!!


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I normally keep the box at about 1000lbs. I have a lot of lumber to move later. I will need some extra weight on the back for that.
 

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1000 sounds good... Be really careful with that lumber lift.... She'll be tippy left and right no matter how balanced you are front to back....


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I normally keep the box at about 1000lbs. I have a lot of lumber to move later. I will need some extra weight on the back for that.
I don't think that there is need to go over 1000lbs normally. That's what I use, and I can't lift the rears anymore. If you have something really heavy to lift, it's not going to hurt to put 1600lbs back there temporarily.
 

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I'm running 850 or so on mine and I still lifted a rear tire pulling trees out of the ground. It did take a lot though. I was sure surprised that the 300 loader could do it though. I do have shim'd hydro though.

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