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#1 smokestack76 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Is it best to use a tube or is it ok to just fill the tires? I have brand new ags and new stems. I guess i thought maybe it could leak around the stem but they seal tight. My rims were in great shape and repainted inside and out. If i can find it at a good price i will use rim gaurd. If not just washer fluid.

Tires are 23×8.50-12 carlisle tru power. I figure maybe 5 gallons per tire?

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 10:47 AM

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 11:00 AM

About 6 gallons per tire.



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Posted June 21, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Oh 6. So no tube is ok too?

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 11:26 AM

Thought i would be able to buy rim gaurd. But cannot find any place that sells it by the gallon. So it looks like i will just use washer fluid.

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 11:30 AM

This may be off topic but what are you guys hauling that you need so much weight?

Seems like everyone is obsessed with loading their tires lately?

I have turf tires and factory weights on mine and don't have any traction issues with any of my machines .........


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Tubes aren't necessary.  You may have a hard time finding a winter formula WWF this time of year.  You can use 1 part alcohol to 4 parts water.  I get my alcohol at a tire repair shop.  That's all he uses now.  Best to take a large container with all the water required to get the alcohol to negate any fire dangers.  At the 4 to 1 ratio, you are safe.  Straight alcohol is dangerous!


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 11:39 AM

This may be off topic but what are you guys hauling that you need so much weight?

Seems like everyone is obsessed with loading their tires lately?

I have turf tires and factory weights on mine and don't have any traction issues with any of my machines .........

 

Loading my mowing tractors reduces damage to my lawn on sloped areas, especially when turning uphill on a slope.  Without the weight, they often spin & burn the grass.  I can't afford weights for every one of my tractors, so fluid is the cheapest way to go.  Of course on my Massey with loader, she needs all the weight I can get, as she's a real worker.



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Posted June 21, 2014 - 12:05 PM

Thought i would be able to buy rim gaurd. But cannot find any place that sells it by the gallon. So it looks like i will just use washer fluid.

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Your best bet for finding someone that handles Rim Guard is to call them.

http://www.rimguard.biz/

 

One thing that is critical when you use Rim Guard is to have metal valve stems.  It will attack the adhesive that is used in the rubber stems, and will eventually leak



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Posted June 21, 2014 - 12:21 PM

This may be off topic but what are you guys hauling that you need so much weight?

Seems like everyone is obsessed with loading their tires lately?

I have turf tires and factory weights on mine and don't have any traction issues with any of my machines .........

 

I load the tires for traction and/or counter weight for the front mounted attachments.

 

For me, Rim Guard is the best when it comes to $/lb.  Loading all four tires on the HDT cost me less than $100.00



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Posted June 21, 2014 - 12:22 PM

Thank you for all the info. As for the reason i want to get a plow for this winter. I dont have a deck or attachments yet. But i do drag a really heavy old tractor tire around to try and smooth my gravel road. It didnt spin much at all though. And i like the look of the rims and dont like the idea of covering them with weights!
Its my first GT and i just like tinkering with it.

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Posted June 21, 2014 - 12:41 PM

I load the tires for traction and/or counter weight for the front mounted attachments.

 

For me, Rim Guard is the best when it comes to $/lb.  Loading all four tires on the HDT cost me less than $100.00

 

What I use is methanol, or racing fuel.  I get it for $5 a gallon, so $5 makes 5 gallons of freeze proof ballast.  You can't beat the cost, as I can more than fill a 26x12x12 tire for $10 to $11.  Doesn't attack anything either.



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Posted June 21, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Saving $$ is a good thing, but I'd rather get the extra 30Lb./tire that I get with Rim Guard.

 

I guess I'm one of the luckier ones as my Local JD Dealer is REAL reasonable on Rim Guard.

 

I get it from them at $3.20/Gal. which includes installation.


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Posted June 21, 2014 - 08:06 PM

I load all the tires on the tractors we use ground engaging equipment with. Even if I didnt, I would on some of the rigs just for safety on hills

I am planning on adding weight to two more tractors this fall.
The ST16 because it will loose traction with a full back blade, even with 100# each on the rears.
And the mower up at the farm because of the hills Mom mows when I'm not always there.

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 05:18 PM

I want to load my power king tires (8.00-16 ags) with washer fluid, how much do you guys think I need and the big question I have is how do you guys pump the fluid I to the tires? Back when we where farming the mobile tire guy would do our big tractors and he would pump the fluid out and back in with a large air power diaphragm pump. Obviously I don't have access to one of these pumps so how do you guys do it?


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