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 09-15-2003, 16:09 Post: 63964
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I have a B7800 with FEL. I do not have tires loaded on advice of dealer. What is out there for rear weighting for FEL balance? Weight boxes? How much weight? Does anyone have plans for the farmer's concrete filled barrel? Any ideas. I would like to use the 3 point hitch, and have it easily removable when not needed. Thanks






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 09-15-2003, 21:01 Post: 63984
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The attached link to ez-weights shows a relatively inexpensive way to get wheel weights. It's about 1/3 the cost of weights from the dealer. A lot of people also attach a rear implement for additional weight. I use my box blade for that purpose.






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 09-16-2003, 07:15 Post: 64003
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There's some discussion about weight box construction in the archives. One of the ideas is that concrete filled ones aren't adjustable but sand ones are. I guess a combination of the two might be pretty good. On oversized box with enough concrete for minimal counter-weighting and space for sand for heavier work. The space would be useful for carrying tools most of the time. Pipe stubs for old weight plates is another idea, but most of these ideas take some welding. I haven't had my welding stuff together in years, but my box scraper works great most of the time. I can always tie sandbags onto the top of the scraper if more weight is needed.

The difference between wheel and 3ph weight is that 3ph weight changes the balance of the tractor but wheel weight doesn't (unless the rear wheels come off the ground that is). 3ph weight makes steering lighter but wheel weight doesn't. I suppose there could be situations doing very heavy loader work where the 3ph counter-weight needed to balance appropriate for the loads would produce a very nose light tractor in between loads.






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 09-16-2003, 11:17 Post: 64032
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Ballast boxes are too one dimensional for my taste.

If you have a 600 pound box or a barrel filled with concrete and you drop it off the tractor you are going to have to put it back on the tractor if you need to move it.

It's not the best picture but look at my #15. It shows a set of carry-all 3 point forks modified with a 24x48 tray and a trailer hitch. The unloaded implement weighs about 175 pounds and you can put as much or as little weight on it as you need.

In the picture there is a 65 gallon water tank (575 pounds)on the tray but it will also hold up to 27 cement blocks (730 pounds) plus room for tools, rope, chain, trash, etc.

Because you can unload it, it is very easy to store, maneuver, attach and detach.

BTW, the rule of thumb for MINIMUM ballast is the weight of the unloaded FEL added to the rear of the tractor. I'm guessing you loader weighs about 600 pounds.

The MAXIMUM ballast would be the weight of the loader plus the weight of the load. If you have a 54 inch bucket that is an additional 600-700 pounds.

E-Z weights are an easy way to add about 300 pounds of easily handled ballast to your tractor.






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 09-16-2003, 21:00 Post: 64087
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Thanks so much for the help. I appreciate it.






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