Advice On Adding Fluid
Posted February 28, 2012 - 02:04 PM
Got them mounted just air and while they perform pretty good I still need the weight because I climb some steep hills and today was the first run with the new tires they had some trouble getting traction on the hills
So I'm going to get the fluid adaptor for the valve stems tomorrow and add fluid back. My question is how much air pressure should I add back I know it not going to the full amount any advice would be great
Posted February 28, 2012 - 02:22 PM
Posted February 28, 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted February 28, 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted February 28, 2012 - 07:10 PM
Something new is using what is called RIM GUARD. It is basicly beet juice, heavy, non toxic and doesn't freeze.
This is just a quick rundown of some of what is available.
Posted February 28, 2012 - 08:54 PM
Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:15 PM
Posted February 28, 2012 - 11:49 PM
Posted February 29, 2012 - 05:01 AM
I highly recommend it.
The best way to find a dealer that can install it would be to go to the Rim Guard site. There is a phone number to call and they can tell you where the closest dealer to you is.
One BIG thing to know about Rim Guard is that if you don't have them now, you WILL need to change the valve stems to METAL ones. Seems that something in it will attack the ADHESIVE that is used in the ribber valve stems, and they will start leaking.
I was impressed with how little it cost me. At my local John Deere dealer, they installed it for $3.60/Gal., which included the labor. All things considered that's VERY competitive with washer fluid.
Edited by OldBuzzard, February 29, 2012 - 05:08 AM.
- JDBrian said thank you
Posted February 29, 2012 - 11:30 AM
Now one other question I have when I spoke to rim guard they said it holds 7 gal and will add approx 72 pounds per tire my question is with that much weight will it put a strain on the transmission or possibly cause any harm I'm thinking about just adding four gal to each tire I would think that would be plenty enough weight I use this tractor to haul firewood so the weight of the wood and the fluid in tires would in my mind be a lot for it to haul
FYI I'm going to be doing it myself
Edited by robby1276, February 29, 2012 - 11:31 AM.
Posted February 29, 2012 - 12:17 PM
I also have a 1256 that has Ags that were filled by a PO.
Now I have no idea how long they have been filled, but the tires have a lot of wear on them, and it doesn't seem to have hurt the Hydro any.
I'd say go with the full amount.
Filling them 'full' doesn't fill the whole tire though. You only fill the tire to around 75% or so. You need the airspace to let the tire flex,
If you fill the whole tire it will be like riding on steel wheels.
Edited by OldBuzzard, February 29, 2012 - 12:20 PM.
Posted March 01, 2012 - 07:32 AM
Posted March 01, 2012 - 11:53 AM
I was just going by what the guy at Rim Guard told me about rubber vs. metal valve stems.
Since I was putting a new set of tires on the 1886, I figured that it was worth putting the metal ones in since the ones in the rims were probably the original ones from 1971.
Posted March 01, 2012 - 12:21 PM
Will they sell the Rim Guard to you without installing it. I put in the manual section a rig you can build at home for filling tires with fluid. I'll look for it.
Here is the link...
Yeah they sell it for $3.55 a gal which I don't mind buying but I just put the new tires on with new valve stems so now I would have to change out the rubber ones for the metal ones which means taking it somewhere and getting tire broke down and I just don't feel like going through all that
I'm just going to get wwf and do it my self I just think $60 to get it done is high maybe I'm wrong