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Old 05-15-2012, 09:04 PM   post #151 of 165
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How about foam, there's a place that does it locally. They drill a hole in the side of the tire, pump it full of foam, then plug the hole with a bolt. It sets up solid and weighs a ton, no leaks....ever. They quoted me $65 per tire for a 23x10.5x12, kinda pricey but sounds like its worth it. I'd like to do all four on my big tractor. I did a wheel barrel tire with a can of expanding foam once, worked awesome.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:33 PM   post #152 of 165
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at a lot of work sights they do this to the golf carts. makes them really bumpy.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:16 AM   post #153 of 165
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Foam filled tires are great for being heavy, but absolutely awful for ride quality.

They have no flex, and they will beat you to death unless you have a REALLY well suspended seat. I wouldn't foam fill a GT's tires on a bet.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:40 AM   post #154 of 165
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Even if you have a well suspended seat, the rest of the tractor doesn't and it will get pounded to an early death.

Foam filled tires are for smooth concrete floors, not rough terrain.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:53 AM   post #155 of 165
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Very good points gentlemen, guess I really didn't think about the ride quality of a lawnmower.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:19 AM   post #156 of 165
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I skipped to the latest reply on this thread so may have missed this topic. But has anyone added fluid to tires on a MM ZTR ? My Gravley seams to skid alot. I know I can control spped and turning but I wondered if a little weight in the tires would help.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:08 PM   post #157 of 165
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This is the best product to use if you can get it in your area keeps the tires cool and also prevents rim rust and tire break down.

http://www.deltatiresealant.com/products.php
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:13 PM   post #158 of 165
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I don't know of any GT that would benefit from having 'cooler tires'. Plus, did you look at the pricing of that stuff?

I'll stick with Rim Guard, which most likely adds more wt/gal, and costs a heck of a lot less.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:53 PM   post #159 of 165
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I going to put 7 gallons of fluid in my rear tires. 23X10.5X12 turfs. what kind of air pressure should I put in afterwards?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:42 PM   post #160 of 165
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The same as normal. With the smaller air chamber, it will ride harder.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:38 PM   post #161 of 165
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I would use Rim Guard, but I get inhibited propylene glycol for free. I've heard the sales rep will drink a glass of it to prove how safe it is, but I haven't actually seen it myself. It's slightly heavier than water, and contains corrosion inhibitors. I've used various methods to get it into tires, but the last time I used a sprayer type pump. It took about 30 minutes to pump an entire 55 gallon drum into a 17.5-24 tire, and no stopping to let air out.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:07 PM   post #162 of 165
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Has anyone put fluid is there front tires of a 318 or similar for more steering traction? I'm having trouble steering when the blower is down. The front tires are 16X6.50X8
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:55 PM   post #163 of 165
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I used my garden sprayer to fill my tires. Just removed the spray end and pushed the hose over the valve stem. Removed it every gallon or two to let the air out. Being able to pressurize the tank made it go pretty fast.

I'm going to try adding WW fluid to the front tires this year. Had some skidding last year when snow plowing. A few pounds might help a little anyway.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:14 AM   post #164 of 165
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Has anyone put fluid is there front tires of a 318 or similar for more steering traction? I'm having trouble steering when the blower is down. The front tires are 16X6.50X8
As long as you don't have a FEL, no problem and it will help with stability on the slopes as well. I had a set of 16x6.50-8s loaded with calcium chloride many years ago on the rear of a LT for using the snow blower. There was about 25 lb in each tire.

Front wheel weights are also available. I have a set of 8" cast iron weights that weigh over 30 lb each.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:00 PM   post #165 of 165
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Here is a thread I put up a while back about filling my tires with WWF. Some might find it interesting.
http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=164125
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