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Old 07-31-2012, 06:11 AM   post #1 of 13
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I want to fill my tires. I have 16x6.50x8 in the front. The rears are 24x12x12. How much fluid will these take?

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:28 AM   post #2 of 13
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The rear tires will take about 8 gallons each.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:52 PM   post #3 of 13
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Here's the link you need.

http://www.tractorsmart.com/Farm_Tra...re_Ballast.htm
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:23 PM   post #4 of 13
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those measurements are not accurate if the tire is laying on it side with the bead broken and you are pouring the liquid between the bead and rim.

I have 26X12X12's on my 400 and I poured 14 gallons of antifreeze in each one.........ONE gallon at the time.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:13 AM   post #5 of 13
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I want to fill my tires. I have 16x6.50x8 in the front. The rears are 24x12x12. How much fluid will these take?

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I was looking at my owners manual for this item yesterday. It said not to do this. "hard on transmission"(?) Doesn't make a lot of sense to me unless the sloshing around cycles shock into the trans.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:01 AM   post #6 of 13
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I guess it depends on what model of JD you have, but generally having fluid filled tires is considered one of the least stressful ways to add weight to your tractor. I know my manual for my 400 suggests having liquid ballast as a means of adding weight.

Robert, 14 gallons each, wow! I had rim guard added to mine and I think it was only 7 gallons or so each. You must have some serious traction now. I could use that kind of weight since I have loader.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:23 PM   post #7 of 13
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The issue with filling tires full is lack of air and can't check pressure w/o removing and laying on side. Generally to top of rim is what is done so id the valve stem is at 12 oclock you can air up or down without spewing. Also leaves a decent volume of air so pressure stays more consistent.
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I guess it depends on what model of JD you have, but generally having fluid filled tires is considered one of the least stressful ways to add weight to your tractor. I know my manual for my 400 suggests having liquid ballast as a means of adding weight.

Robert, 14 gallons each, wow! I had rim guard added to mine and I think it was only 7 gallons or so each. You must have some serious traction now. I could use that kind of weight since I have loader.

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I want to fill my tires. I have 16x6.50x8 in the front. The rears are 24x12x12. How much fluid will these take?

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The rear tires will take about 8 gallons each.
on the 8 gallons, plus a little. I ended up with 92lbs of rim guard per 24x24-12 tire. That puts level just above the stem. I know, I can't check pressure without making it look like a CSI crime scene on my garage floor. Drys like blood too.
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those measurements are not accurate if the tire is laying on it side with the bead broken and you are pouring the liquid between the bead and rim.

I have 26X12X12's on my 400 and I poured 14 gallons of antifreeze in each one.........ONE gallon at the time.
I've also got 26X12X12's and put approx 12 gallons (100 pounds) in each tire. I still have some air in there and the water is under pressure. Could not get the rest of the air out and was not sure how much pressure should be in there.
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Very interesting: one of my rear tires was low on air and when I bought it the guy told me he put windshield washer fluid in the tires. I went to check the pressure and out came the fluid. Should I add enough air to get to the 10 psi that is recommended (that is what I did)?
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Position the valve stem at 12 oclock AND jack that side of the tractor up to make the stem as much of a high point as possible. Add some air first.

If the fluid still wants to come out you'll need to remove and lay on it's side to get the stem to be the highest point.
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Add air till you get the pressure you want. The fluid will settle in the valve stem so shooting some air in helps clear the stem. Rimgaurd can be sticky on the gauge/filler so I clean them up when done.

My front tires for the 332 gained 20 lb per tire. It was more of an experiement.

Another thing to consider is rim size doesn't mean you will all get the same fluid. I have two 332's with the same size rear rims but different tires. My Goodyear ag tires have 70 lbs in each tire and the 23 degree firestons which aren't as tall-have 50 lbs per tire.
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