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I thought I would share this with you all...

With some research tonight, I found that lead weight is .41lbs per cubic inch.

I have some hollow box tubing that measures 1.5" x 4" that I plan to fill with melted lead as stacked weights. I plan to make a bracket for the rear as well as the front. Down the road I may make a center grader blade and attach them there too. I am playing with the "ideal" length of box to make nice even weights and figured I would share my finding with anyone who might be able to use it.

If I make 8" long bars, I will have 19.63 lbs (plus the steel tubing)
If I make 10" long bars, I will have 24.6 lbs. (plus the steel tubing)

If I make the 10" bars, they will be only 4" wide and 1.5" tall, but weigh 25lbs! 100lbs of weight will take up only 6" in height

This will stack against the rear frame of my Massey with plenty of room left between the tires, yet not extend out further than my stock hitch. At 10" they are also fit cleanly on my front bumper. I think I have enough tubing to make 6 weights, but I doubt I have enough lead. I plan to drill and weld in two round pipes into the bars before I pour the lead. Maybe an inch in from the ends so I can make brackets the weights can just slip onto.

Anyway, in short... some 1.5 x 4" box steel, 10" long will give you about a 25lb weight. :fing32:
 

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Hi there Firefyter-Emt
- thanks for the weight density of Lead / always wondered...

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Anyway, in short... some 1.5 x 4" box steel, 10" long will give you about a 25lb weight. :fing32:
You made me curious so I put this 2x4x8" Lead Brick on the scale...hey 25lbs also!:fing32:
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Cool! I was just trying to figure out what size to make them so I will have an easy weight to remember. 25lbs was the goal weight to shoot for if I could make the length work with what I want to do with them.

Now I just have to cut the box steel to length, weld a cap on one end and weld in the tubes for the through holes, and get a good fire going in the back yard!
 
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