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lead blocks for ballast in pickup bed

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mike9497, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    anyone know where i can get these.if your into nascar or any kind of racing you know what im talking about.i`ve done the bags of sand/salt thing and its nothing but problems bags break you use up the salt during the storm.
     
  2. sam c

    sam c Member
    Messages: 58

    In my 87 F350 4x4 with single rears I used a worn out rock crusher jaw die. It's about 3" thick x 24"wide x 36" long and weighs 780 lbs. It's made of hardened steel/manganese. I welded some loops on it to strap it to keep it still. I've found it the best ballast I've ever used because I still have complete use of the bed. I used 4 WD a lot less too! Inquire at a local crushing plant. I got it for free.
     
  3. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Lead is very pricey. like $25 for 20 lbs. I go to the local tire stores and get all the old tire weights and melt them myself. I thought about doing this this year myself but i can't figure out a good way to secure the lead in the bed.

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  4. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Are those dirt or asphalt mods?
    Dino
     
  5. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Dino they are asphalt.