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#1 Gillis.jim OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 01:51 PM

Well I've been seeing lots of people using windshield wash fluid to load their garden tractor tires so I decided to give it a try. I will be needing the tractor to spread topsoil and level my sister and fiancé's new yard so I figured having a little extra weight on the drive wheels will be much better for traction and handling.

I used a fluid transfer pump that I received from a friend that works at the hospital. Not sure what it was used for but it works great for this!

It has a flow of 1.6gpm at 36 psi

I used 11 jugs of windshield wash PER TIRE.

I made up a little air chuck for the valve stem and voila! I was in business.

Took all of 20 minutes to fill and reinstall them on the tractor. Can't wait to see the difference in traction!

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Edited by Gillis.jim, July 25, 2016 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 02:05 PM

That will make a difference. Were you running atv tires before?
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Posted July 25, 2016 - 02:24 PM

Should have gotten the scales from the bathroom and done a before and after weight. In your part of the earth, might want to keep them from freezing this winter! I'm good for -20° down here, not sure about your neck of the woods!


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 08:54 PM

I filled my mower turf tires two weeks ago with 6 to 7 US gallons of water. Amazing difference in traction. Water was free, but have to drain them before it freezes. But it's only a mower so I don't need freeze protection.

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 09:57 PM

That will make a difference. Were you running atv tires before?


I hope so!

I run the atv tires in the summer and turfs with chains in the winter.

I'd like to get a set of rims for my other set of tires. Would make switching from winter to summer a lot easier!
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Posted July 25, 2016 - 10:01 PM

Should have gotten the scales from the bathroom and done a before and after weight. In your part of the earth, might want to keep them from freezing this winter! I'm good for -20° down here, not sure about your neck of the woods!


I used -35 wwf but we do get some cold snaps around -40 in the winters. Hopefully they don't freeze!

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Should have gotten the scales from the bathroom and done a before and after weight. In your part of the earth, might want to keep them from freezing this winter! I'm good for -20° down here, not sure about your neck of the woods!


Was able to get 80 lbs into each tire!
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Posted July 30, 2016 - 10:08 AM

What size are your ATV tires?



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Posted July 31, 2016 - 12:17 PM

What size are your ATV tires?

26 10 12




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