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#1 DH1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 05:51 PM

I heard/read somewhere about using Sand instead of Liquids in tires for extra weight. ???

 

Anybody know anything about doing this or have any opinions about it?

 

Does it work?



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Posted March 10, 2015 - 05:54 PM

Not a good idea. Over time wear your tire and rim out.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Not a good idea. Over time wear your tire and rim out.

Yeah but the inside of the tire would be polished to a beautiful shine - for a little while.....  :poke:


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Not only what has been said but as the sand collects condensation, I would think it would freeze (it doesn't get THAT cold in Canada, does it?) with a flat spot on the bottom.  I couldn't even think of a good way to get it in there.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:15 PM

  I couldn't even think of a good way to get it in there.

One grain at a time through the valve stem. :bigrofl:

That ought to keep you busy for a while! :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:20 PM

We do it down here all the time...Play sand..works good...never had an issue..but we dont get real cold.Most folks that use it mix it with washer fluid anyway.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 06:22 PM

Ya do have to break the tire from the bead to install it in a timely fashion..and add some WD-40.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Now wouldn't that get thrown around in big "thumps" when you moved? Wanna keep pushing when you want to stop then and such? Can't imagine being able to fill very full and still work tire on?? If you could go fast, would throw out and level out, but not gonna do that on a tractor. Be like toys you may have had with out of round wheels then. No?


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 08:35 PM

Already mentioned, my concerns would be frozen sand, causing a

spastic ride, and wear on the rim/tire.

 

Also, if you ever where to cross the border, and head west, there's a pretty

good chance, that the smell of damp sand will attract Cat, and he'd rip the

rubber of the rims and leave you a present. :(


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 08:46 PM

Already mentioned, my concerns would be frozen sand, causing a

spastic ride, and wear on the rim/tire.

 

Also, if you ever where to cross the border, and head west, there's a pretty

good chance, that the smell of damp sand will attract Cat, and he'd rip the

rubber of the rims and leave you a present. :(

 

I never thought of that, I don't have much experience with Cats. ???


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 08:47 PM

If the sand is added with fluid that does not freeze the only problem I see is the abrasion.  No idea how much of a problem that would be.  But I have enough problems with dirt getting between the tire and the rim as it is.

 

A friend bought a new tractor and they ballasted his tires with molasses.  New to me.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 09:06 PM

Might be a good way to sandblast the wheels. LOL.

 

Never heard of it before. Seems like it would work down here in the south better than in yankeeland.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 09:08 PM

I heard dumping in a gallon of WD40 keeps it from clumping, like David mentioned.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 09:28 PM

Interesting read on the topic. Patent on using very fine particles over coarse for better ride and flex.
http://www.google.co...tents/US2884039
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 09:58 AM

We have had good luck with it down here.might be cause we don't know it isn't suppose to work...LOL


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