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#1 Fdsinozich OFFLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 02:22 PM

I have a White GT1855 with wheel weights and tire chains. I use a 45" snowthrower. The thing just has little traction in the snow. It has a three point hitch. How can I add additional weight to the rear?
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 02:46 PM

Does the three point go up and down with the lift for the snowblower?

If not, some guys have put a rod thru the arms and added 2-3 cement blocks.  (check ground clearance)

others have made three point pieces and added suitcase weights.

 

Are the tires filled?  if not, there is some weight to be had too.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 03:18 PM

I would fill the tires as that weight is always there and won't interfear with your 3 point operation.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 03:41 PM

I made a concrete weight and put it on the three point. Helps quite a bit.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 03:57 PM

How does one fill the tires and with what?
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 05:42 PM

How does one fill the tires and with what?
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I used antifreeze to fill mine. A 23x10.50x12 will hold about 6 gal. Some have used windshield washer fluid. I used antifreeze because it was free. I made my filler from an old gallon jug, about 3' of 1/4" cleàr plastic hose and a nylon Barb fitting (the hose and fitting was like $3 at Lowes). I drilled the cap and threaded the fitting in it. Cut the bottom Out of the jug and thread the cap back on. That's your funnel. Attach it to your bench or something like that. Take the valve core out of your tire and lay it on the floor. The tubing fits snugly over your valve stem. Takes a while due to you have to allow the air to burp out as the fluid goes in.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 05:46 PM

You can us winter windsheild washer fluid.
Heres a video of one way of doing it



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Posted January 23, 2016 - 05:58 PM

Here is another way.
http://gardentractor...es/#entry212710

I used this method and it does work.
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Posted January 23, 2016 - 05:58 PM

If you add a seat to your three point hitch, Uncle Willie would be happy riding with you.

Edited by LilysDad, January 23, 2016 - 05:59 PM.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:17 PM

How does one fill the tires and with what?
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Fastest and best way I have used is to remove the wheel and lay them on the floor with a 2X4 under one side.  Break the bead loose from the rim in one place only.  Stick a large screwdriver between the tire and rim and start pouring.  I use RV Antifreeze.  Pour it as full as you can get it, remove the screwdriver and put the air back in.  Remember you will only have a very small cavity to fill with air so don't over do it.  This method is much faster than going thought the valve steam and burping it all the time.  Just my way to do it.  Fast and simple.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:52 PM

Fastest and best way I have used is to remove the wheel and lay them on the floor with a 2X4 under one side.  Break the bead loose from the rim in one place only.  Stick a large screwdriver between the tire and rim and start pouring.  I use RV Antifreeze.  Pour it as full as you can get it, remove the screwdriver and put the air back in.  Remember you will only have a very small cavity to fill with air so don't over do it.  This method is much faster than going thought the valve steam and burping it all the time.  Just my way to do it.  Fast and simple.

That works great if you don't have tubes to fill.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:09 PM

The water based fluids already mentioned are OK, but if you want to do it right, fill them with Rim Guard.

 

Reason being, Rim Guard is @ 11lb/gal while the water based fluids are @8lb/gal.

 

The extra 3lb/gal will make a difference.

 

It's a little more $$ per gal. but the extra weight is worth it.

 

You WILL have to change your valve stems to metal ones if you are using tubeless tires.


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Posted January 23, 2016 - 08:15 PM

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 09:16 PM

We were talking about this thread and my wife piped up with a suggestion, while verbal and specifically aimed towards me... Here is a picture that kinda sums it up.

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 10:06 PM

If you add a seat to your three point hitch, Uncle Willie would be happy riding with you.


Hey I ain't that fat. (looks in mirror) Um ok.
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