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#31 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 01:58 PM

Looks like it worked as planned!



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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:10 PM

Kenny why are you using windshield washing fluid? Are there other fluids that will work like for instance RV winterizing antifreeze?

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:45 PM

Kenny why are you using windshield washing fluid? Are there other fluids that will work like for instance RV winterizing antifreeze?

WW fluid is about the cheapest and temps aren't cold enough down here for anti-freeze.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 04:57 PM

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

About a 6-pack with the chair as you operate!

 

I'd worry the WW fluid would rust the rims over time..  I'd tube them up if it were mine..  JMO


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 05:52 PM

My rims are painted with appliance epoxy paint, so not too worried!



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Posted March 27, 2016 - 05:54 PM

By the time these rust through I'll be dead or too senile to care!          Rick       (Actually they are tubed)


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 06:29 PM

By the time these rust through I'll be dead or too senile to care!          Rick       (Actually they are tubed)

So like tomorrow night??   :smilewink:


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 07:58 AM

WW fluid is about the cheapest and temps aren't cold enough down here for anti-freeze.

 

What temperature is the WW fluid good down to?

 

Also, how is the traction with those Goodyear Super Terra Grips let's say compared to Carlisle Tru Powers?



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Posted March 29, 2016 - 08:10 AM

WW is good down to about 20°. I haven't any Tru Powers to compare them to. But we'll see how Alice does with the BKT's on her.


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 08:14 AM

So like tomorrow night??   :smilewink:

 

What were we talking about???   :D                                            



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Posted March 29, 2016 - 09:46 AM

Actually washer fluid has varying freezing points, cheap stuff is rated at -22°f, Prestone is good to -34°f and some top shelf stuff is rated at -45°f. There aren't many places south of Canada that it wouldn't be safe in tractor tires as long as it's 100% fluid and no extra water is added. These ratings are in the reservoir, not at the nozzles, which is what you need to know for tires.  When you spray it and the droplets become small and it's exposed to air it can freeze much sooner as the exposure per droplet is much greater than a gallon of liquid in the jug or tire, and you can get a "super cooling" effect.



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Posted December 25, 2017 - 04:53 PM

wow... 4-6 minutes per gallon.  Did a set of 6-12s yesterday, with one of those garden hose adapters that screws to a valve stem, took several hours and could only get 2-1/2 to 3 gallons in each. Working on a set of 23-10.50-12s today, still on the 1st tire, have about 4 galllons in and getting slower. I cut about 16" off an old garden hose and taped a funnel to it, taking forever pouring in a funnel full at a time, have a couple of 5 gallon jugs stacked next to the rim , 5 gallon jugs are for funnel to rest against, so it don't flop over and dump its load.... putting the engine back into my Ariens S16H (had an oil leak to fix, had to pulle ngine to replace pan gasket and dipstick tube adapter gasket) and babysitting this process at same time...  I'm on 4th gallon, 1st tire. Filling and intake for tube  has slowed alot, averaging about a gallon and 1/2 per hour or so....


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Posted December 25, 2017 - 05:10 PM

wow... 4-6 minutes per gallon.  Did a set of 6-12s yesterday, with one of those garden hose adapters that screws to a valve stem, took several hours and could only get 2-1/2 to 3 gallons in each. Working on a set of 23-10.50-12s today, still on the 1st tire, have about 4 galllons in and getting slower. I cut about 16" off an old garden hose and taped a funnel to it, taking forever pouring in a funnel full at a time, have a couple of 5 gallon jugs stacked next to the rim , 5 gallon jugs are for funnel to rest against, so it don't flop over and dump its load.... putting the engine back into my Ariens S16H (had an oil leak to fix, had to pulle ngine to replace pan gasket and dipstick tube adapter gasket) and babysitting this process at same time...  I'm on 4th gallon, 1st tire. Filling and intake for tube  has slowed alot, averaging about a gallon and 1/2 per hour or so....

Yeah, it's slow going. But I 'burped' mine often.



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Posted December 25, 2017 - 05:20 PM

And I had the fluid funnel way above the tire!



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Posted December 25, 2017 - 07:16 PM

I have the funnel a couple feet above,  I didnt realize that the 2nd tire that I want to fill didn't have a tube, (but it still had air in it after sitting in the shed for about a year-- surprising as they have some dry rot in them....) don't have a tube here to put into it so screw it.... starting on that 2nd tire, got about 7-1/2 gallons in the 1st one.  It is slower going, even starting out,  on the 2nd one that is tubeless,  a funnel full at  time. Working on other things in the garage at the time and checking the funnel every time I go to the toolbox or swap a CD... have the valve side higher by the thickness of a 2X4, grab the chain on the other side (low side) and tilt it up towards the valve  to get it to belch....


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