Bx2680 with many unnecessary options I just needed to have
- Mar 5, 2023
My front tires are loaded on my BX. I got a 72” Front v plow on the k connect running turf tires
And how much water? That's 8.3 pounds per gallon. If I remember right its a little under a gallon per bag. So their is sixtyish pounds and don't forget the steel.Your suggestion is what I tried minus the air chisel. Used a hammer drill to try to make lines. Then a sledge and cold chisel to break it. I believe I have 8 bags of 50 lb cement in there. In hindsight I would do like you said and dial it in for the job. I will only have the box on when plowing or using the fel.
Are you sure loader not lifteding tires off ground? Or is the surface slick/iced when you had trouble? Does it steer ok on dry ground if the plow if lifted up off the ground? If still a problem how big is the ballast box? What are the dimensions of the box? 400-600 doesn’t seem unreasonable. I still wonder it steers ok if the blade held up? If it does there is the answer.I had a local metal shop make a ballast box that fit my qh 05 quick hitch. The vendor suggested I fill it with cement. So that’s what I did, without thinking right to the top. The three pt will lift it but the problem I have now is the tractor won’t steer to plow snow. Any suggestions? I spent about an hr trying to chip out some cement, but barely made a dent. Wondering about laying a bag of sand on the front quick hitch. Thanks
A set of 3pt pallet forks, with a pallet, allows for ballast weight to be varied .drill a line of holes,chip in between, remove one 'block', then another and another...?
air chisel ?
the 'trick' is to get ONE piece out and use that empty spot as a 'relief' to get the next one
if the 1st one takes an hour, the rest will come out in 1/2 that time....
how big ,size wise, is the ballast box, how many bags of mix went in it ?
sounds like over 1000# ,box and concrete ?
The BH seems to be a good weight, 700# ? In hindsight ,that weight, whatever it is, should have been your 'goal' weight
I've always used 'boxes on skids' on carryalls as 'ballast boxes' as I can dial in the proper weight for the job at hand. It's hard and costly to carry 500 extra pounds on the machine all day long when not needed.