Filling tires with WW fluid

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shooterdon

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Done watching the YouTube videos but not trusting some of the yahoos there.

My dealer wants $250 to fill the rear tires on my JD 855 with RimGuard. I can fill them with WW fluid for about $100. So my interest in doing this myself. Some questions

Should I use tubes?
Any detrimental effect on the rims if I do not use tubes?
Is there anyone selling RimGuard or is it strictly only from dealers? If so, where can I buy it?
Are there any other products I should consider?

Thanks
 
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I filled my rear tires with windshield washer fluid.
Been in the 17 years without tubes. Works fine, no issues.
 
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My question would be whether it looses it's (non freezing) properties, or essentially goes flat (no pun intended).
 
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. . . Is there anyone selling RimGuard or is it strictly only from dealers? If so, where can I buy it? . . .

I called RimGuard last year and asked. Dealer only item. Now, you might check with a local AG Co-Op, or something like that. If they would order it for you, it would probably be cheaper than a tractor or tire dealer.

As far as the washer fluid, I just don't know if it would cause problems in the future or not. I would think that it must be non-corrosive, or it would take the paint off your truck.

Recently, I was toying with that idea myself. Ended up not filling the tires. Last month, I bought a new tractor and just had the factory wheel weights installed. Planning on just using the grapple on the new tractor. That's the only thing I needed ballast for.
 
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I filled mine with WW fluid tubeless 6 years ago. No issues. Cheapest traction you can buy!!!
 
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I filled my garden tractor with WW fluid and have been for doing that for 10-15 years, never a problem with various GTs. No tube.

RimGard can be bought from certain farmers who take that on as a side job. I bought RG from one and I needed 75 gallons approx. Cheaper than implement dealers at the time, 7 years ago. I did it myself but the farmer would have pumped it in also.
 
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Antifreeze and ww fluid in different tractors.
 
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I have Rim Guard. 775 pounds in each tire. Never had a moments problem - been in the rear tires going on nine years now. I've not heard of any problems with WW fluid either. Just make sure it will protect to your lowest temps.
 
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I used rv fluid and it worked great, Got it for 2 bucks a gallon last winter.Took about an hour per tire but was very easy to do.
 
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Done watching the YouTube videos but not trusting some of the yahoos there.

My dealer wants $250 to fill the rear tires on my JD 855 with RimGuard. I can fill them with WW fluid for about $100. So my interest in doing this myself. Some questions

Should I use tubes?
Any detrimental effect on the rims if I do not use tubes?
Is there anyone selling RimGuard or is it strictly only from dealers? If so, where can I buy it?
Are there any other products I should consider?

Thanks

instead of asking questions on an internet forum, you and your tractor should be at the dealership getting it's tires filled with Rimguard.

If filling your tires is the question, the answer is yes.

If filling your tires with what? is the question, the answer is Rimguard. (Unless you live in the south where RG doesn't exist.)

If I could get it, I'd fill my tires (front and back) with RG today!

Some basic nfo:

6 Reasons to Liquid Ballast your Kubota’s Tires | OrangeTractorTalks

Comparing Types of Liquid Tire Ballast | OrangeTractorTalks
 
 
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