Tips for ballasting: Big lumps for heavy boys

Whether for boosting traction in the field or for a smoother ride on the road, optimal weight distribution can bring several advantages. Here are several ideas from our readers

by Alexander Bertling

13 Jul 2020

Be it a big front-mounted ballast block, wheel weights or a rear counterweight, a tractor should be properly balanced in every situation. The ability to quickly add or remove weight is one of the key attributes to the various suggestions sent in here. Some are as simple as using an old axle from a rail car WV others are more sophisticated designs that include an auxiliary pto shaft. If you have some smart ideas, why not share them by dropping us an email —