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You need to use ballast always when using the loader. I used to think ‘I’ll use it periodically’ until I almost went over when teasing you some blackberries by the roots. I hooked an ash root and curled and the tractor came up and started to tilt fast. The front axle pivots left and right. You need enough weight so that hydraulic relief kicks in before the loader lifts you instead of an unseen, immovable object.
 

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I have a 5' CountryLine tiller. The weight of it is 638 lb. So I would think that would be enough ballast with my 1025R / 120R, even with no wheel weights or liquid, yes?

I'm going down to sign the paperwork today and wasn't sure if I should add the BB or not. Since I don't have the 1025R yet, I'm not sure if the 5' tiller will be too large or bulky on the 1025R? I don't plan to use the tiller on the 1025R. I use it on my Ford 1700.
The weight is probably okay. Personally, I like the ballast box for loader work so that I’m not potentially whacking expensive equipment on anything if I take a turn wrong when operating in close corners. You could also go the heavy hitch + suitcase weights route, that hangs out even less than a ballast box.
If you think loader work will be periodic or minimal and there’s low risk for damage to you rear attachment, go for it. Personally, I only like to mount up attachments I’m gonna g to use to avoid any unintentional damage. The titan ballast box is mounted to my quick hitch probably about 40% of my tractor usage.
 

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...i guess the backhoe guys are really screwed if they hit something backing up.....i just dont see expending the $s for just dead ballast weight hung on the rear
lol, yeah, I have the 260b and it’s off the machine when I’m not using it. I bought the bxpanded cart so it’s easy to ’Tetris’ around the shed. I have backed into trees with it when operating the loader in the woods, it’s easy toforget it’s there when you’re focused on loader work. I got lucky with my ballast box, the titan was $189 with free shipping on Amazon. I haven’t seen it there for that price since about 2 years ago though. man, the UPS guy was not impressed with me that day :)
 
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