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#1 grattone OFFLINE  

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 03:39 PM

I have seen a number of ways to add fluid to tires on Utube, etc. Yesterday I decided to try it on my tractor (tire size is 23x8.5x12). I managed to get 5 gallon in each tire, weighed the tire and rim before and after, it increased the weight by 40 lbs. I put tubes in the tires and used  -20 degree washer fluid.

 

I took the center out of a valve cap (white plastic punched out from threaded end) & clamped it in a piece of clear tubing on the other end I used a fountain pump. I also put a tee and a cap inline so I could burp the air out  if needed. The ruler was to tell when it slowed down pumping.

Note, tee was not needed, when I unplugged power it would clear the air on it's own, I took the pump out of one of the wife's projects but Harbor Freight has some for less than $10.

It is a inexpensive rig and seemed to work well ( or at least better than I was expecting )

Good luck if you try it this way. Approx.  2 Hrs

 

 

 

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Edited by grattone, January 18, 2017 - 04:16 PM.

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Posted January 18, 2017 - 07:53 PM

I used a garden sprayer to fill my rear tires.  It worked very well and was quick. 5 gallons per tire.


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Posted January 19, 2017 - 08:51 AM

When I put fluid in my tires I just broke the bead and was able to get 6 gal in each one.


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Posted January 19, 2017 - 04:19 PM

TSC sells an adaptor that screws onto the nipple with a female water hose fitting. That is what I used and it did well. Hook the other end of the hose to an upside gallon jug with the bottom cut out. Gravity fed and burped plus no need to break a bead.


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 08:57 AM

TSC sells an adaptor that screws onto the nipple with a female water hose fitting. That is what I used and it did well. Hook the other end of the hose to an upside gallon jug with the bottom cut out. Gravity fed and burped plus no need to break a bead.

I was in TSC a while back and didn't see anything that looked like you could hook a water hose to but did see an item that looked like it would would fit in place of the valve stem.



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 09:33 AM

This is the one:

 

http://www.tractorsu...RII0aApsx8P8HAQ


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 10:12 AM

I need to go back and look again.



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Posted January 20, 2017 - 10:27 AM

I need to go back and look again.

Probably around the tire repair section!


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 10:42 AM

I need to go back and look again.


Go down the left side all the way to back, turn left, against the outside wall about 15 foot short of the corner.
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Posted January 20, 2017 - 01:26 PM

If you click on the TSC link posted above by Twostep , you can put in your zip code and see if your

local TSC store has one in stock.


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Posted January 20, 2017 - 02:01 PM

Go down the left side all the way to back, turn left, against the outside wall about 15 foot short of the corner.

That's exactly where it's at.   Have you been to the local TSC?       :D       Rick 

MY brother just bought one there.


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 12:02 AM

I fluid filled tires on my mobility big dipper loader (8x15 tires) and I did the tires on my Kubota L2000 (8.3X22 tires). The mobility held around 7 to 8 gallons per tire and the Kubota held around 12 gallons per tire.I used RV antifreeze, it is rated for colder temps so it uses less and saves a little $$. I used a RV antifreeze lid, pulled off the white safety part of the cap, then took the threaded part of the cap, drilled a hole in it and then pushed a valve stem in. I then removed the valve core and got a clear plastic hose that fits tight on the valve stem. I then screwed the lid on the antifreeze jug then cut the bottom of the jug out. I hung the jug upside down, attached the other end of the hose to the valve stem on the tire and filled the jug up with fluid. It runs through pretty quick, after one gallon goes in, it then bubbles out a bunch of air, then I dump in a gallon of water, the gallon of RV antifreeze, then water and so on. I always go antifreeze first, so I don't get the mixture to weak, of anything I always end up with a little more antifreeze then water.

 

I am needing to buy tires for my Bolens G152, I am going to fluid fill them and film every step. I am starting to make videos of all my projects and normal things I do around the farm for how to videos on YouTube.


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Posted January 21, 2017 - 10:04 AM

Both local TSC stores say low stock so they just might be out right now.






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