Tractor Counter weight on the cheap

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So finally got to use my new (2nd hand) tractor however I'm wheelying about the place because I don't have a bucket on the front of it.
Does anyone have any cheapo suggestions for counter weighing it as I'm tired of getting flashbacks of me trying to wheely my bike at school and crashing it?
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Two things spring to mind. Find a neighbour with a dead tractor and make them an offer or ask your local dealer. They often have dead tractors out back.

Make up a form out of plywood and pour some concrete into it with bolts set at the right distance to attach it to your tractor. Typically concrete weighs around 2,400kg a cubic metre so you should be able to calculate what size to make the formwork.

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That concrete black idea sounds like a winner. Cheers man.
Zasso Nouka wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:22 am
Find a neighbour with a dead tractor and make them an offer or ask your local dealer. They often have dead tractors out back.
For their counterweights or bucket?
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DocDoesFarming wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:54 am
For their counterweights or bucket?
I was thinking of the weights but if you could find a bucket that would be awesome