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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 02:53 PM

I've been working on the JD weight box for my 790 to make it more useful to me.

To start with I used two pieces of 1/4" x 3" angle to frame the legs & receiver tube, old RR rail for the legs.

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With that bolted to the box, I also added a scabbard for the saw & 2 plastic conduit tubes for shovel, rake, etc.

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After putting in the scrap iron weight, including 15 old cast window weights, bringing the total weight of the box up to 650 lbs.

Then bolting in a galvanized tray (old granary door) leaving an 8" deep box. Most of what I used, except the angle, tube, bolts & paint were scrap I had on hand.

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 03:21 PM

Cool box, I might borrow and scale that down a bit. Thanks!

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Looks good. I mounted a class 2 receiver on mine by making a hole in the back side of the box and bolting a class2 to class 3 adapter onto the bottom of the box with the class 2 end sticking out. It's handy to be able to shift the trailer without taking off the ballast box.

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 06:56 PM

That looks really good grnspot! Should come in very handy when the snow flies!

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Posted December 08, 2011 - 08:29 PM

Great project, glad you got it done and made it more useful.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 01:08 PM

nice job, if i make a weight box im probably going to incorporate some of your ideas.:worshippy1:




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