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post #1 of 3 Old 04-04-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Ballast Box

Any ideas for making a ballast box for a JD 400 with 3 pt. hitch?


JD 110: 38" deck,front blade,electric lift, wheel weights
JD 216: 48" deck, 39 snow thrower, wheel weights
JD 400 60" deck, Loader 20 rear 3 point hitch
FORD GLT H17 48"deck
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-04-2012, 01:56 PM
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Re: Ballast Box

here is what 1 person did on forum for theres.

JD Ballast Box tool shelf

good luck ,if you put in ballast box in search there is alot more of them in there
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-06-2012, 10:24 PM
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Re: Ballast Box

I had some fun for my 420 with 44 loader I built a hitch with an18$ draw bar from northern and some angle iron then a upright link of angle iron.

Then, now the funny stuff starts, I took it apart, put appropriate holes in a black Square type rubber garbage can cut down in hight and put the hitchback together in the garbage can. Then filled with quickcrete. 6 80 lb bags. I figure I am close to 500 lbs. picks it up no problem and wow can I move snow or dirt.

Works good, Need to get some JD stickers to mark it look better

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