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I just received the wheel weights for my new Husqvarna 2348LS. They are #62 for the pair. Is there a heavier set available that anyone knows about or a manufacturer cross over that will bolt right on ??? #50 ea. instead of #31 ???
 

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Hi EMT80 , :Welcome1:

Being that your tires are 20"x8" , that might be the heaviest for this size of tire/rim , but why not go ahead and use your new wheel weights and also load your tires with windshield washer fluid , I'm sure that would give you your weight , plus it's not that expensive ...

Later,x595
 

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I don't think the 50 lbs weights will fit on the 8" rims. Are you sure you need more weight? What are you doing? During the winter I have the 30 lb weights and a 70 lb keg of sand on a tray behind the tractor, but I am running a VERY heavy snowblower. Even so, for most of last winter I ran with the keg about half full of sand until I opened up another bag, and I had no real traction problems.
 

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:confused: Thanks for all the input. I like the idea of "loading" the tires with fliud, but..... why windshield fluid ?? Is there a tire rot or rim rot problem over time with other ballasts ?? How do I load it ?? I've heard of this being done for years and years with "calcium", but I've never seen it done or done it myself. Crack the bead a touch and pour it in while it's laying down, then add air to seal the bead when full ??? Does the fluid need to be changed every couple seasons ???
 

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How do I load it
Either break the bead and fill , leaving 1/4 of the space for air or get the fluid adapter that fits on the valve stem . Did mine using the adapter since they are the original 40 year old tires and was worried about tearing them up if I broke the bead .

Loaded tires made a HUGE difference in traction for me . Haven't even bothered with wheel weights since loading them .
 

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Why windshield fluid? It's cheap, and won't freeze. Calcium Chloride solution is heavier, costs much more, will rot out your rims, and is toxic if you puncture a tire and it leaks out. Stuff called Rim gard? made from beets is supposed to be eco-friendly, weigh more but costs more than windshield fluid.
 
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