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Posted March 11, 2015 - 05:54 PM

I would like to try this. Get as much jammed in a tire as I can and add some anticoagulant.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:00 PM

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

It would seem to me that rim guard would nut be much more costly than wd40?
Would not freeze,or wear out the rims?
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:09 PM

It would seem to me that rim guard would nut be much more costly than wd40?
Would not freeze,or wear out the rims?

 

Some here use transmission fluid..I never tried it.



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Fluids and sand flows...sorta like when your at the beach and dig a hole...



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:19 PM

Fluids and sand flows...sorta like when your at the beach and dig a hole...

 

If you dig up the sand on the gulf shores, don't you get BP oil injected sand?


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:22 PM

Looks like I asked a good question. I thought I was gonna get laughed at.

 

Somebody got to try this and see how well it works.


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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:24 PM

Fluids and sand flows...sorta like when your at the beach and dig a hole...


It might flow in Alabama, but with the sub zero temps, I hAd to plow snow in up here riding on steel wheels would be smoother.
I thought the chains on frozen ground was rough enough!
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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Looks like I asked a good question. I thought I was gonna get laughed at.
 
Somebody got to try this and see how well it works.

I have the sand if the winter didnt remove it.
Just need to dry it out and get the time to put it in a couple of tires.

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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:45 PM

So what's the best fluid to mix with it, or better just DRY sand?



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Just enough fluid to keep the sand moving has worked for me..



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 06:59 PM

Be sure its PLAY SAND...or beach sand(don't really recommend beach sand because of the salt)



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Posted March 11, 2015 - 11:01 PM

I wonder how much weight is to much, I have a bolens HT23 that I'd like to try this on, I already have front wheel weights (20lbs each)  and rear weights (40lbs each). I don't know if it would be overkill to fill the rear tires with sand or not? I don't want to damage the GT but it would also be nice having the weight because this GT spends a lot of time in the garden and pushing a lot of material with the blade.

 

Anyone know what a 24x12x12 would weigh?



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Posted March 12, 2015 - 02:57 AM

.From Rim Guards Hydro-flation chart, 24x12-12 tires will hold 7.5 gallons at a 75% fill level.

 

Dry Sand = 100 lb/cu-ft, or 13.3 lb/gal.

 

A gallon of liquid could be added without adding volume. The liquid would fill the voids between sand grains.

 

Calcium Chloride and water = 11.3 lb/gal.

 

Rim Guard = 10.3 lb/gal.

 

Water = 8.3 lb/gal.

 

Windshield washer antifreeze = 7.5-8.1 lb/gal.

 

ATF = 6 lb/gal.

 

For ease of installation, least potential damage, cost per pound, and most weight, I'd go with Rim Guard.

 

Beach sand around Lake Ontario doesn't have much salt in it. There's even less in the sand from the inland lakes.


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Posted March 12, 2015 - 07:01 AM

So, assuming TUDOR's math is as usual right... That's about 100# a tire.
That's a lot of weight for fill.
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Posted March 12, 2015 - 09:58 AM

I am not recommending anyone use the sand,I am just saying we do it here with no problem.






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