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Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793240
02/07/23 02:47 PM
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Ballast for loader work is just about a must have.
The question is what kind of ballast?

If your going to do any turf work or work in the woods you may not want to have your tires loaded.
These are times that soil compaction and tearing up the ground maybe a concern.

I have a 40 gallon garbage plastic garbage can that I filled with concrete that I can take on and off my 3 pt hitch when I want.

Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Diggerman] #7793250
02/07/23 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Diggerman
Beet juice?, never heard tell. Seen enough damage from calcium C to stay away from it.


Byproduct of processing sugar beets. The problem with liquid ballast is two fold, freeze proof and heavier than water alone. Beet juice contains enough residual sugars to meet both issues.


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Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793262
02/07/23 03:14 PM
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I used windshield washer fluid.

Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793303
02/07/23 04:11 PM
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And 80# of windshield washer fluid in each tire. I like the fluid even without the loader because it lowers your center of gravity. Makes it a lot more stable on the hills when mowing.


Looks like he needs another year;-)
Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: warrior] #7793364
02/07/23 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by warrior
Originally Posted by Diggerman
Beet juice?, never heard tell. Seen enough damage from calcium C to stay away from it.


Byproduct of processing sugar beets. The problem with liquid ballast is two fold, freeze proof and heavier than water alone. Beet juice contains enough residual sugars to meet both issues.

they treat roads in winter with it here

Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793378
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Liquid ballast in the tires is great until you have a flat tire.

Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793423
02/07/23 07:50 PM
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You can use the non toxic antifreeze water mix.

Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793466
02/07/23 08:55 PM
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Tire and rim ballast does not add to axle load

Re: Tractor Tire Ballast? [Re: Eagleye] #7793521
02/07/23 10:16 PM
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Water and alcohol


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