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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:29 PM

8.3 gal of fluid each tire.

that would be 89lbs of rim guard or  50lbs of WWF each

 

Wouldn't 8.3gl water/WWF weigh about 70lbs?



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Wouldn't 8.3gl water/WWF weigh about 70lbs?

I thought it was 6lbs for US gal???



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:32 PM

I put 11 gallons per tire in my 26x12x12's.  Still plenty room for air too.



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:32 PM

A pints a pound the world around.
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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:32 PM

I thought it was 6lbs for US gal???

 

 1 US Gallon of water = approx. 8.35 lb (about 3.79 kg)


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:33 PM

I added 4 gals to my 23x8.5x12.

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:34 PM

http://www.rimguard....e-for-ag-tires/

 

You guys got it easy down there up here we have to deal with

US gal, IMP gal, liters, pounds, kg, miles, km.

 

I'm getting a headache thinking about all this.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:36 PM

I'm going to try for the 11 gals. per tire if I can get it in there.



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 08:38 PM

If you need help I can show you how to do it. I just used a hand pump and a hose.

It took me about 15 min per tire for 4 gals.
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Posted February 25, 2013 - 09:08 PM

I watched your video, Pat. It looks simple enough. Just not sure on the tubes, how they will take the fluid.



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 09:39 PM

Kenny, somewhere on here I posted about using a cheapo garden sprayer, like from Home Depot, costs $10.00 or less.  You remove the spray wand from the rubber hose, remove the valve core from your innertube, then push the hose over the valve stem, it's a nice fit.  Pour your fluid in the sprayer, then pressurize your sprayer and the fluid runs on in.  When the sprayer is empty, fill it again.  This way you can keep up with how many gallons of fluid you put in.  Plus, each time you have to open the sprayer, excess air trapped in your tire blows out into the sprayer, which also collects any fluid that runs out.  Keep adding fluid and burping the tire until no more air is coming out.  Then you can still add another gallon or so, and if you really want to push it, you can add fluid until your tire is pretty close to the recommended 5 psi limit, then pull off the tube and re-install the valve core and you are done.


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Posted February 25, 2013 - 10:15 PM

http://www.rimguard....e-for-ag-tires/
 
You guys got it easy down there up here we have to deal with
US gal, IMP gal, liters, pounds, kg, miles, km.
 
I'm getting a headache thinking about all this.


Don't forget C and F temps :D
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Posted February 26, 2013 - 05:08 AM

You shouldn't have any problem with the tubes. Just do it the same way.
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Posted March 04, 2013 - 05:56 AM

Yesterday, I got the upright pieces drilled for the front box and attached them to the parts tractor. I have to get some angle iron to finish this out. No pics as yet! The FF is in Collinsville at the moment.

The hydraulics are in good condition on this tractor. When I parked it after unloading on Plow day, I left the plow in the air. I was up there yesterday, and the plow was still up. Didn't look like it had settled at all. I went ahead and lowered it to the ground, though!

I did pick up a tire for the plow gauge wheel from HF when I got the winch. And I am looking at a way to add some weight to the back of the plow so it will dig in better.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 05:14 AM

 I personally would only add weight to the wheels ,front and rear . It will steer much easier and not kill the moving points on the rest of the tractor.

 The gage wheel will help that sleeve hitched plow big time. Also be sure you get the offset behind the right rear wheel correct orthe plow will steer you no matter what you do because it's so far behind you . MY friend has a WH with a sleeve hitched plow...... he saw me plowing with my Fords and wondered why his didn't plow like they did. I helped him get it all adjusted and now it plows perfectly . No extra weight other than rear wheel weights .  Getting the plow offset correctly and angled was not easy , and required fab work to do it . But it works good now. He only has a hard time with the first furrow, needs to weight the plow to get it started , but once the rear wheel is in the furrow it plows effortless.


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