2023 - Volume #47, Issue #3, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Drive-Over Weights Simplify Ballasting
For mounting, the operator simply drives over the EZ Ballast and activates the mounting valve control on the CommandARM. The lift arm lowers hydraulically allowing the lift pin to slide into a center bracket on the ballast. Activating the valve control in the cab raises the lift arm and the ballast, securing it tightly to the undercarriage of the tractor with a safety lock. With EZ Ballast, no weight transfer occurs when front or rear weights are added because the ballast maintains the tractor front/rear weight split.
If the tractor is needed for light-duty work, the EZ Ballast lowers to the ground, and the tractor operator backs up and over the ballast. Releasing the ballast saves fuel and allows the tractor to pull a larger payload over the road. Attaching the ballast increases productivity and reduces slippage.
The EZ Ballast can also be combined with front and rear weights, so the tractor is equipped with a very low power-to-weight ratio for heavy draft applications.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, LaForge Systems, LLC (ph 855-408-3332; www.laforgegroup.com).
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