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I was thinking of making a ballast box for my craftsman gt to add some weight when using the JBJr. Not sure if I should build a box or just use the sand canister from the snowblower.

I think a box might add more weight than the 75lbs of sand. Any thoughts on this? Those of you that use a ballast box, what do you fill it with?
 

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Depending upon how much more weight you are looking for; you could melt down some lead bullets, tire weights, etc. into bars. Sure wouldn't take much volume wise to make several 100 lbs. Even some bag of lead shot would work but the cost would be more and the risk of the bag breaking and spilling the shot.

I just made such a ballast box for my pickup bed in another post.
 

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I realise this won't help you very much but this one is filled with old John Deere wt's . found in junk pile at dealer (in other words Free) = 400#
and could fiil with sand to add another 100 or so #
Dean

<img src=http://www.greencis.net/~custer/ballastbox.jpg>
 

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John Deere weights in a Kubota ballast box:question: :question: :question: :question:

That's against the law isn't it:question: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :clown:

Mixing dissimilar "Orange" and "Yellow/Green" metals can cause serious corrosion too.:D ;)
 

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Chief,

Since weights are dumb I just ignore the color and more importantly I am known as an equal opportunity scrounger not to mention they are the only useful thing I ever found that has the John Deere name emblazon on it........... OOps did I just say that?:D :D :D :D :D :D

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I used old rotors out of an electric motor for additional rear weight
on my GT5000. They weigh about 30 lbs each, are about 6” Dia and
about 7” tall with an 1-1/4 bore through the center. With their bracket,
they add about 150lbs to the GT5000. I’m also using 6 of them for the
1250 FEL ballast and for HT-23 rear snowplow weight, with brackets
they add about 200lbs to the tractors.

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/aegt5000/Weights.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by aegt5000
I used old rotors out of an electric motor for additional rear weight
on my GT5000. They weigh about 30 lbs each, are about 6” Dia and
about 7” tall with an 1-1/4 bore through the center. With their bracket,
they add about 150lbs to the GT5000. I’m also using 6 of them for the
1250 FEL ballast and for HT-23 rear snowplow weight, with brackets
they add about 200lbs to the tractors.

Nice Idea and looks good too!

I have a fairly steep area coming up from the lake , was going to add weights to My Kubota TG 1860 but decided to just let G/F cut that part, Her butt is a lot bigger than mine... PROBLEM SOLVED!!:spinsmile

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Dean, does the G/F read Tractor Forum :question: :question: :question: :D ;) Most women have no sense of humor with ballast weight jokes. :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: Not that she appears to have an issue in that area. :D ;)
 

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Chief

Of course but usually only when I call her attention to something that I just wrote that was exceptionally brilliant:D, actually we sit side by side kinda /sorta, in my computer room see attach: Left =me ---Right=G/F, having said that I can now officially claim that I am on the far left!:dazed

Seriously if what I said about the ballast thingy were true I would probably be asking Aegt5000 about renting some of his front lawn.:cool:

Dean
 

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