Okay, installed new ag's on my 1614. I had them put tubes in the tires because I plan on loading them. My question is this, after pumping the fluid in and before inflating them how do I keep the tube valve stem from falling into the tire/wheel? Will the weight of the fluid pull it into the wheel? Just trying to think this through before having a problem. Thanks for your valued help.
Loading Rear Ag's
Posted January 13, 2021 - 07:48 PM
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Posted January 13, 2021 - 10:46 PM
Thanks EricFromPa, great idea. Do you suggest having the valve stem up, down or ? I'm thinking once the tires are aired up it won't be a problem.
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Posted January 14, 2021 - 12:10 AM
I would air up the tire to say 15 PSI rotate it so the valve stem is up let the air out and the stem should stay in place, do you have an adapter to screw on the valve to pump the ballast in?
I have this adapter it works pretty good use it with a drill pump as they have in the ad, I use a 5 gallon plastic bucket a couple of 3 foot pieces of garden hose and the drill pump pour the ballast into the bucket and pump the first 3/4 gallon go pretty fast then you have to let the air out of the tube I've found it easiest to unscrew the garden hose let the air out reconnect fill tje busket and pump 2nd time may only get 2 gal in etc with the valve at the top when you let the air out fill fluid comes out that all you want in the tire, the valve core in air up to 10 PSI
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Posted January 14, 2021 - 03:23 AM
1 thing you have to watch is your air pressure. If it's to low your tube and tire can slip on the rim a bit if you work the tractor hard. I was running somewhere around 8psi and 85-90% full of fluid in tubes with the rubber valve stems. The tube some how spun inside of the tire or the whole tire spun on the bead and it cut the valve stem off. I had chains on it and a set of 35lb wheel weights and it ripped or cut 1 of the valve stems clean off while plowing a path up through the yard to my shop. That was a mess I don't want to have to deal with again any time soon.
Since that happened I have been putting my chains on with around 8psi or less in the tires and pumping them up to 12psi. It tightens the chains up a bit and still rides OK.
I know a few pullers that run around 8psi in there tires. They spray that 3m hi tack spray adhesive on the bead of the rim to keep the tire from slipping on the rim.
Edited by EricFromPa, January 14, 2021 - 03:34 AM.
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Posted January 14, 2021 - 07:58 AM
Didn't it used to be proper to inflate your tubes in the tires, deflate and reinflate to straighten the tubes in the tires?
It is...some tubes can be real sticky and get wrinkles.
I always powder them up...
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Posted January 14, 2021 - 03:58 PM
... Do you suggest having the valve stem up, down or ? ....
Take the tire off the tractor & lay flat it on your workbench.
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Posted January 14, 2021 - 04:21 PM
Thanks to all of you for the great directions and ideas. I had new tires mounted and they used tractor tubes in them that have the nut that threads on to keep it from pulling thru. I'm going to try and load the tires in the next couple of days using your suggestions, I'll let you know how it goes.
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Posted January 16, 2021 - 10:15 AM
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Posted January 16, 2021 - 10:18 AM
a good fluid to load the tires with is RV Plumbing antifreeze
it is safe for the environment
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Posted January 18, 2021 - 07:29 PM
Just wanted to give an update on loading the tractor tires. I had two new tires mounted w/ tubes. The tubes have the tractor type stems that won't pull out. Loaded the tires today with no problems. With the tires loaded and the wheel weights installed and my butt in the seat I was able to lift an Ash log 18" diameter x 4' long with no problem. That is the reason I bought the tractor so I can unload my 5'x10' utility trailer of firewood logs. That and to lift the rounds up to the splitter. I'm a happy camper now.
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Posted January 18, 2021 - 09:42 PM
Good deal now its time to get to work
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