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Posted May 20, 2010 - 10:45 AM

Heading to town to get enough methanol to fluid fill the rears on the 1855. Getting enough to fill the tires on the JD F935 also. 20% methanol to 80% water. I do however replace 1/2 to 3/4 gallons of the water with antifreeze, to get the anti-corrosion inhibitors being I'm running tubeless.

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 11:44 AM

why use methanol?

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 11:58 AM

It is probably safer than adding ennough antifreeze to keep the water from freezing. Methanol is what keeps windshield washer fluid from freezing.
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Posted May 20, 2010 - 12:02 PM

beet juice works to wont freeze

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 01:15 PM

Nobody close to me carries the beet juice stuff. This methanol is $5/gallon, so mixing is cheap as winter formula windshield fluid, and more freeze proof as it's a bit stronger mix.

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 01:58 PM

are you going to break the bead and pour it in or pump it in? I pumped washer fluid into my fords tires.

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 02:17 PM

I use a roller pump on farm tires, so I'm pump-it-in-ready. Doesn't take long, even with the small roller pump.

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 02:55 PM

When I worked at the tire shop in Hagerstown Md.we used to pump out the calcium filled tires and replace the cal. with methanol.The calcium would eat the crap out of rims.People couldn't understand the fact of when repairing a tire that had calcium in it we couldn't just patch the tube because the left over calcium in the tube would eat the glue off the patch.So we used methanol and water mix.Some construction companies in my area use antifreeze mix also.

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 06:26 PM

Both guys were out on tire runs when I went to their shop, but the one lives near me and I called him on his cell phone. He said he'd drop it off as he goes home. Either he forgot about me, or he's having a long day!

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Posted May 20, 2010 - 07:59 PM

I'll be filling tires tomorrow. The guy had a long day...just delivered the methanol. Filling the Massey 1855, JD F935, and BIL's Allis 416H (formerly my Allis). Called him earlier & increased my order for the Allis.

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Posted May 21, 2010 - 07:21 AM

how much will it cost to fill a 26-12-12 tire?
thanks kenny

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Posted May 21, 2010 - 07:34 AM

I have Magnesium Chloride and water in my 318's rear tires right now. I want to upgrade to propelyne glycol (RV anti-freeze) before too long.

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Posted May 21, 2010 - 09:14 AM

how much will it cost to fill a 26-12-12 tire?
thanks kenny


Minimum 2 gallons methanol per tire, the rest water. $10 per tire. I do like to add 1/2 gallon antifreeze per tire for corrosion inhibitors, so this adds about $5 per tire for total of $15 each.
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Posted May 21, 2010 - 01:31 PM

It is probably safer than adding ennough antifreeze to keep the water from freezing. Methanol is what keeps windshield washer fluid from freezing.


hey thanks for the explaination!

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Posted May 21, 2010 - 02:38 PM

No problem. I have winter washer fluid in my one of my Gt's.




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