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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 03:52 PM

Thought this might be a good place for this thread.

Had an issue with Belle (#2 FF), one rear tire decided to get real short of breath.

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The local Atwoods(Farm & Ranch store) had WW Fluid on sale for $1.29, so I bought 20 gallons for the second  set of Terra Tires I had. These are 26-12X12 so rather large and need 10 gallons per tire to load. I also got some clear tube to fit the valve stems.

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I had an empty WW Fluid jug, so I drilled the cap out to put in a screw-together valve stem. Got a piece of plywood and hogged out a hole for the jug to sit in upside down after cutting the bottom out of it. Attached that to a 2X4 so I could hang it from something.  Best thing I found was the door. Attached the hose with small clamps after taking the valve core out of the stems.

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In goes a bottle of WW fluid and the games begin. At about 4.5' feet up, the jug emptied  a gallon in about 6 minutes ( including burping the air out of the tire.

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Got the first one done. The last gallon was a real slow process as the air in the tire wasn't wanting to let the fluid in. So I raised the IV bottle to 6'. Made things go much faster on the second tire, about 4 minutes per gallon with burping.

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Down to the last 2 gallons.

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And the last of it going in.

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A lot of dead soldiers. May keep those around to help float the ARK.

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I weighed the tire/wheel combo before and got about 42 lbs. After filling I have right at 125 lbs. each. Hefty little dudes, but they don't need a diet. With 45 lbs. wheel weights, Bubba (#1 FF) can have 170 lbs. per side. If I go the 75 pounders, 200 lbs. Not bad for a few hours and <$35 in materials. I will put the filled tires on Bubba and probably the 45 lb. weights. I'll put the 75 lb. weights on Belle when I change those out and get her setting right again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Cool, Not that I need the weight (yet) never know I might find an attachment that would require more weight. Looks like a easy procedure.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 04:06 PM

I have about 10 jugs of WW fluid and no decision which tires get it, but will be keep this method in mind.
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Posted June 06, 2015 - 04:08 PM

 

Cool, Not that I need the weight (yet) never know I might find an attachment that would require more weight. Looks like a easy procedure.

 

Worked pretty easy. Took about 3.5 hrs. for the IV. I didn't think that was too bad, considering the first time doing this. Lots of options for making it work, learning process included. But the higher you can get the bottle, the faster it goes. I stood on a 5 gallon bucket to fill the IV when I moved it up. I had 6' of 5/16" clear tube for the hose.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 04:09 PM

Best part is you can walk away and mess with other things on the tractor LOL
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Posted June 06, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Best part is you can walk away and mess with other things on the tractor LOL

At 4-6 minutes per gallon, you would be back and forth a lot!


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:16 PM

At 4-6 minutes per gallon, you would be back and forth a lot!


Hmmmm, what if you made a manifold to hold say 4 to 6 jugs... Hmmm...
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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:18 PM

Good job. Keep upgrading my tractor.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:19 PM

What is the technique for burping?


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Hmmmm, what if you made a manifold to hold say 4 to 6 jugs... Hmmm...

Or just a bigger jug up top!

 

What is the technique for burping?

I just let all the fluid drain down and let the built up air come back up the tube to the jug. A little wiggle of the valve stem at the tire doesn't hurt.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Glug glug glug BRAAAAAAKKKKKKKKK


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Glug glug glug BRAAAAAAKKKKKKKKK

That's about it!



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Posted June 06, 2015 - 07:34 PM

A much easier and faster way is to break the bead in one area on one side only.  Use a screwdriver to hold the tire away from the rim and simply pour in the fluid. A little riser under the tire where your pouring will help get it as full as possible.  When your done remove the screw drive (or what ever you used) and a short shot of air and it's a done deal.

 

This of course does not work with a tube tire where the jug & hose method would.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 07:50 PM

Only been in this hobby about two years now & never filled tires before. Would Kenny's method expand a tube large enough just by gravity fed.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 09:51 PM

A much easier and faster way is to break the bead in one area on one side only.  Use a screwdriver to hold the tire away from the rim and simply pour in the fluid. A little riser under the tire where your pouring will help get it as full as possible.  When your done remove the screw drive (or what ever you used) and a short shot of air and it's a done deal.

 

This of course does not work with a tube tire where the jug & hose method would.

 

That's how I've done it as well, but I like Kenny's idea.

 

Ben W.


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