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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2014 - 06:31 PM

Hi all, well I got the rims cleaned and treated with rust converter then primed and paint. Previosly the tires were loaded with calcium chloride being tubless this meant the the chloride was in direct contact with the rims, (did I mention I really really dislike calcium chloride) anyway the tires leaked the chloride out and 2 were a rusted mess 2 not so bad, installed tubes and today filled 2 tires with windshield fluid (-25*F stuff) got about 17 gallons in the 2 tires. I used a 5 gal pail a pump from Fleet Farm that you opperate using a 1/4" drill and a hose adapted to attach to the tube valve stem.

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Posted October 16, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Sounds like you got them loaded. How about yourself?


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Posted October 16, 2014 - 07:17 PM

17 gallons is almost 142 pounds. That ought to hold the rear down!



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Posted October 16, 2014 - 08:04 PM

No loading of myself I think those times are in the past :beerchug:  yep 142 lb should help, I am watching for wheel wts if I can find some locally. My brother has some cast iron one for the front wheel of a MM tractor but he seems to have misplaced one :wallbanging:



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Posted October 16, 2014 - 08:09 PM

   I have steel wheel weights here I would sell for $30 a set plus ship, they are 7/8 thick and weigh 30lbs each, drilled to bolt to a 12" rim.


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Posted October 17, 2014 - 05:38 AM

That will make a huge difference. Those great looking new tires won't hurt either.



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Posted October 17, 2014 - 09:20 AM

   I have steel wheel weights here I would sell for $30 a set plus ship, they are 7/8 thick and weigh 30lbs each, drilled to bolt to a 12" rim.

Hi petrj6 thanks but I'm thinking the shipping would be a deal breaker, I'll check with my brother and see if he has found the mate tol the one he has,.



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Posted October 20, 2014 - 12:56 PM

This morning I used the PK and loader to move a couple of heavier items first useage since adding ballast to the tires, I could sure tell a differnce the tractor handled much better and no wheel spinning like before. I'm finding I use the loader more than I thought I would its really handy.


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Posted March 03, 2015 - 11:17 AM

I also done this and the same way!  at -18 this winter it was great plowing snow!!


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