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#16 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2013 - 02:56 AM

Any recommendations on whether to go with the 2" heavy duty or the European Diamond style? Here is the link:

 

http://www.tirechain...23X10.50X12.htm

 

Also, any recommendations on what brand wheel weights I should get. I see that many require drilling into the wheel which I do not want to do! I would like this to be as simple as possible, (like bolt them on and call it a day).

If you are going to stay with turf tires, I'd say go with the 2 link regular chains and save some money.

 

The Euro Diamond Style would work great on a set of Ags though.

 

 

Do I have to bring my wheels somewhere to have this done? If I chose to go the WW route, is that something I could do myself?

 

Thank you

For Rim Guard, I'd recommend having a dealer do it.  When I had it put in the tires for my 1886 I just took the tires in.  For the HDT, I'm going to take the tractor in.  That will save me having to dismount and then remount all of the tires.

 

For WW Fluid, you can do that yourself. 


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 12:13 PM

If you go with washer fluid, do a google search People have come up with some ingenious ways to instal it easly.
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Posted May 15, 2013 - 01:02 PM

Here is a post I made about turf tires, chains, and ATV tires:

http://gardentractor...es/#entry212308

 

And here is a link to how I fill tires with a cheap garden sprayer, which really does a great job of adding whatever liquid you want and providing an easy path for air to escape also.

http://gardentractor...es/#entry212710


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:47 AM

Here is a post I made about turf tires, chains, and ATV tires:

http://gardentractor...es/#entry212308

 

And here is a link to how I fill tires with a cheap garden sprayer, which really does a great job of adding whatever liquid you want and providing an easy path for air to escape also.

http://gardentractor...es/#entry212710

The spray bottle idea is great. I wanted to do Rim Guard, but I have to take the wheels off and leave them with someone and there is a waiting period. I will do WW fluid for now and see how it goes.

 

How do you remove a valve core?


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 05:57 AM

I feel like a complete fool here.... how do I attach a jpeg image to this post? Can't seem to figure it out, the layout of this forum is different then the others I belong to.

 

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 06:34 AM

I feel like a complete fool here.... how do I attach a jpeg image to this post? Can't seem to figure it out, the layout of this forum is different then the others I belong to.

 

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Posted May 16, 2013 - 06:47 AM

:welcome: :welcome:


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:10 AM

The spray bottle idea is great. I wanted to do Rim Guard, but I have to take the wheels off and leave them with someone and there is a waiting period. I will do WW fluid for now and see how it goes.

 

How do you remove a valve core?

The valve core is the skinny little dohickey that screws down inside the valve stem.  Your local auto store should be able to find a valve core removal tool for you.  


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 06:07 AM

Picked up a set of Sears and Roebuck 55 pound wheel weights off of Craigslist for $50, then went to BB Chain and got a set heavy duty 2 link chains for $100. I probably could have found them a little cheaper online but I didn't want to wait and the shipping charge would probably have been high.

 

Got them on yesterday and tested it out. Went right up the grass hill that I got stuck on before. Last time I tried I couldn't get up the hill with just the tractor. Now it goes right up without a problem while towing 145 pounds of weight in the wagon. I will see how things go before deciding whether to fill the tires or not.

 

I want to thank everybody on the forum for helping me out. I really appreciate it!

 

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Posted May 20, 2013 - 06:28 AM

Glad to hear you have better traction now!


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