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#76 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 08:59 PM

Good deal Fred! Your day ended much better than mine!

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 10:37 PM

That's great that you got that much in it. Hope it makes the hills easier to navigate.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 08:01 AM

That should make it stick better on those hills. If you plow or blow any snow with it then having extra weight in the front will help with steering as well.

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 10:49 AM

Tire ballast. Got a pump from HF and a adapter from Gemplers. Pump would not prime itself :mad2:
Plan B, stuck the whole pump in the bucket and it worked great! 32gals and 264lbs all-together in 4 tires. :dancingbanana:

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did you by chance price rim guard ballast ? just wonder what the price deference would be between the washer fluid and rim guard .

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Posted November 23, 2011 - 05:34 PM

did you by chance price rim guard ballast ? just wonder what the price deference would be between the washer fluid and rim guard .


Rim Guard would have been a better choice for extra weight. Didn't check on the price but I'm sure it's more expensive. I'm not a big fan of Wal-Mart so I went to a auto-parts store and they had washer fluid in sealed cases of 6 gal per case, that made it easier for me to handle.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Mowed the yard with her tonight. Even though I filled the front tires she seems to push the front end more in hard turns now that the back tires are filled. It has turning brakes but I was hoping not to have to use them...

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:35 PM

Mowed the yard with her tonight. Even though I filled the front tires she seems to push the front end more in hard turns now that the back tires are filled.


But how many beers have ya had Fred? And just how many front tires do ya see? :bigrofl::bigrofl:

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Two front tires! lmfao :beerchug:
Really, it was harder to turn sharp. Rib tires may be in her future :)

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:15 PM

you all are still mowing grass at the end of Nov?

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:22 PM

you all are still mowing grass at the end of Nov?


It wasn't too bad, just needed to be evened up and the wild onions clipped off.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:23 PM

you all are still mowing grass at the end of Nov?


It wasn't too bad, just needed to be evened up and the wild onions clipped off.


I've mowed in December plenty of times, and I don't even drink alcoholic beverages! LOL No harm in evening up the tops!




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