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I had sometime to get everything setup this morning to fill my tires. I setup up a 55 gallond drum on a drum stand. I had 1/4 of the drum filled with 70/30 enviromentally safe glycol. I broke the bead down on the valve steem side of my wheels. I ran a piece of clear hose from the barrel spicket right into the tire through the bead. Then you just let the tires fill. The tires wieghed @ 35lbs each before the fill:mecry:. The fill made a huge difference!!! They now wiegh @ 107lbs each.:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:. I still haft to add my fmc cast iron wheel wieghts. Does anyone know how much the fmc cast wieghts wiegh? I cant wait to try the tractor out in our next snow!!
 

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fonz3482 said:
Does anyone know how much the fmc cast wieghts wiegh? I cant wait to try the tractor out in our next snow!!
Nice to here you got the tires filled and hope it dose the trick, my FMC weights are 50Lbs each I think thats standard.
 

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awol said:
Nice to here you got the tires filled and hope it dose the trick, my FMC weights are 50Lbs each I think thats standard.
Yep, they're 50lbs per.
 

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If they are the ones that reach all the way to the rim bolt area out to even with rim edge, then they do weigh 50lb per. I just picked up some methanol yesterday to fluid fill my new 26x12x12 Tru-Powers. 1 part methanol to 4 parts water. I also add 1/2 gallon antifreeze to each tire for the corrosion inhibitors. Not sure when I'll get time to mount the tires though....pretty busy lately.
 

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yea I cant wait to get home and put the tractor back together. I bet its gonna be a tank in the snow. 157lbs per tire and with the aggressive tread of the gbc lumberjack, I shouldnt have traction issues anymore!!!
 

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fonz3482 said:
I had sometime to get everything setup this morning to fill my tires. I setup up a 55 gallond drum on a drum stand. I had 1/4 of the drum filled with 70/30 enviromentally safe glycol. I broke the bead down on the valve steem side of my wheels. I ran a piece of clear hose from the barrel spicket right into the tire through the bead. Then you just let the tires fill. The tires wieghed @ 35lbs each before the fill:mecry:. The fill made a huge difference!!! They now wiegh @ 107lbs each.:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::dancingbanana:. I still haft to add my fmc cast iron wheel wieghts. Does anyone know how much the fmc cast wieghts wiegh? I cant wait to try the tractor out in our next snow!!
Fonz,

I know you already know this, but you only want to fill your tires 3/4 with fluid. I have found that you won't have a problem when you add air to your tires if you leave this room. I have ruined air gages by allowing fluid to get in them from an overfull tire.I hope this helps.

Brian
 

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yea I filled them til right below the valve stem with them laying down flat, then when i added air i made sure the steems were at 12 oclock and there was no antifreeze coming out.
 

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Glad to hear you got some serious weight out of them.
You do know that when you forget to turn the stems "UP" &
ruin your 1st gauge, you have to fess up. :laughingteeth:
(BTW ask me how many gauges I've junked with CaCl on the Big 'Uns
over the last 40 years?:wallbanging:)
 

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I ruined my first tire gauge the very first time I ever checked a filled tire. Lesson learned LOL!
 

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well it turned out to be a very productive day. I filled my tires, installed the tires and wheel wieghts. then i went to repair my broken pto shaft. I had that almost done til i found the pto belts were streched too far. So I proceed and try to replace them. Well in the process I found the 2 driveshaft belts were missing chunks from them. So i replaced those. So now I got loaded tires, new drive and pto belts and no snow! Oh well looks like next week I might get a chance to really test out the tires.
 

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Good there wasn't any snow yet. If there was, then you would likely have put the wheels/tires on, then headed out to the snow. Would have made for a disappointing day to have tossed the belts. I hope I can fill my new tires tomorrow!
 

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Yea, were currently having a heat wave here. 50 today and 52 tomorow then the temps fall back to 30 with snow. So I told myself I better do it now when its warm before I end up doing the job in 10 degree wheather. Good luck with your new tires olcowhand! Post up some pics when your done!
 

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With all that weight added you shouldn't have any problems with traction. If you really want to try it out in the snow I'll share some of my snow with you!
 

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Just for your info guys they do sell a special gauge for fluid filled tires. Here we have a tire TECH guy who comes around I got one from him a few years ago
 
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