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#1 collinmf12 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 01:58 PM

I have a stock Massey 10 puller and to make more weight i was going to fill the tires with either antifreeze or washer fluid. But I heard from other people that it kills your power and they don't dig as well and that filling the tire is a bad decision. What are your thoughts? Any feed back will be helpful.

 

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Posted August 17, 2015 - 02:10 PM

Tell us a little bit about the class/classes you plan on pulling first 


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 03:01 PM

I was at a pull on Saturday with a buddy of mine and all I saw used were weights, as a side note he had an extra tractor along so I got to pull for the first time ever, my tractor had no extra weight beside my fat butt lol.  the tractor with me on it (Cub Cadet 100) weighed in at 950lb, which worked out ok since I was only pulling in the 1050 (light) class. 


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 03:12 PM

Takes more power to tern filled tires.  That is from a friend of mine who about won every pull in his class all over the state of Michigan. 


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 03:31 PM

I don't see where it would make any difference on the amount of power it would take to turn a wheel.  It will take XX hp to turn 2 - 300 lb wheels regardless of how the weight is on them.  300 lbs is 300 lbs.  Once turning it would be like a fly wheels and help keep the momentum going.


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Posted August 17, 2015 - 03:43 PM

Tell us a little bit about the class/classes you plan on pulling first 

1000 pound factory stock 16hp



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Posted August 17, 2015 - 03:44 PM

thanks everyone for the help



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Posted August 17, 2015 - 05:52 PM

OkaySo how about the tires and rims? What size tires and what kind of rims? steel or aluminum pulling rims? 



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Posted August 17, 2015 - 08:57 PM

In a stock class rotating mass is debatable , one tractor we run in stock , has 160# of weight on the wheels and it pulls really good!! Its a craftsman GT 18 and it hangs right there with the cub we pull with.
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Posted August 17, 2015 - 10:37 PM

Around here, they do not allow filled tires because of track contamination if one bursts.

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Posted August 18, 2015 - 11:46 AM

OkaySo how about the tires and rims? What size tires and what kind of rims? steel or aluminum pulling rims? 

goodyear ag tires on steel rims the size is 23x10.5-12


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Posted August 18, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Since you already have steel wheels there is no need to run filled tires. What this does is helps dig a hole faster. What you want to focus on is weight balance. Make under frame weight bar in front of the transmission  to hang weights on and the rear weight and front weight as well. 


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Posted August 19, 2015 - 07:20 AM

Agree with Mike on this. Balance is everything. The guys that pull the best at least around here catch a bit of air towards the end of the track. The guys doing huge wheelies don't go far and end up being all over the track with little control. You can count on about a $1.00/Lb for weights of any kind. I made a hanger that bolts to the frame with a removable 1 inch bar. I can hang 340 under there. Also some off the back behind seat.

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Posted August 19, 2015 - 09:37 AM

Since you already have steel wheels there is no need to run filled tires. What this does is helps dig a hole faster. What you want to focus on is weight balance. Make under frame weight bar in front of the transmission  to hang weights on and the rear weight and front weight as well. 

thanks for all your help






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