how to load a rear tire??

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HCJ

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Kubota M6800 4WD
I flatted my rear tire on a M 6800 Kubota. I was able to drain the water/antifreeze, remove the tire, load it onto a trailer, and had it repaired with a new tube. Now I will reinstall it and load it myself. I plan to use water and antifreeze, as that is what my dealer used and what's in the other tire. I will buy the hose adapter from Tractor Supply. Any tips or tricks to make this easier. How much antifreeze and any particular brand. It only gets into the teens here rarely. Whats the best way to get the antifreeze into the tube. I guess I could mix it first and pump it in
 
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I flatted my rear tire on a M 6800 Kubota. I was able to drain the water/antifreeze, remove the tire, load it onto a trailer, and had it repaired with a new tube. Now I will reinstall it and load it myself. I plan to use water and antifreeze, as that is what my dealer used and what's in the other tire. I will buy the hose adapter from Tractor Supply. Any tips or tricks to make this easier. How much antifreeze and any particular brand. It only gets into the teens here rarely. Whats the best way to get the antifreeze into the tube. I guess I could mix it first and pump it in
I would suck as much air from the tube before filling. That way you will not work against pressure.
 
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I purchased the adapter from Gemplers. I then put a boat bilge pump bolted to a small piece of steel in the bottom of a 5 gal pail. I poured in the windshield washer fluid and connected the wires to the tractor battery. I worked great The tires filled fast. I had to burp (let air back out) a few times but it was easy.
 
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Just like the others have said... get yourself the adapter, and then just pump it in. When I filled my tires and my Dad's tires with RimGuard, we used one of those cheap drill pumps. Worked good... when it would stop pumping, it was time to burp the tire.
 
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Poor man's way is to pour antifreeze into the garden hose before hooking it up to the water spigot. Did you save what came out??
 
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I flatted my rear tire on a M 6800 Kubota. I was able to drain the water/antifreeze, remove the tire, load it onto a trailer, and had it repaired with a new tube. Now I will reinstall it and load it myself. I plan to use water and antifreeze, as that is what my dealer used and what's in the other tire. I will buy the hose adapter from Tractor Supply. Any tips or tricks to make this easier. How much antifreeze and any particular brand. It only gets into the teens here rarely. Whats the best way to get the antifreeze into the tube. I guess I could mix it first and pump it in
In South Carolina Id use plain water. You wouldnt even need to drain it in the winter like I do. Other than that the convenience is great!
larry
 
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I don't know Kubota models at all well, but I'm guessing it is at least a 50 gallon fill.
I rigged up a siphon from a 55 gallon plastic drum arranged in the loader bucket, once the siphon was running I lifted it up to max height and found something else to do for a few hours.
Even with a pump it is SLOW GOING.

Mine are 17.5L x 24 R4s and took just about 55 gallons, I think the R1s only take a little over 30 gallons and right now I'm not remembering their size.

Anyway, I got my plastic drums from the local car wash.
They don't use enough of them to be in a pick up and re-cycle program.
Any drums that have had consumable juice or anything else in them seem to be under very tight control these days - FDA, maybe ? eco/bio-terror fears ?
I don't know.
 
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The bilge pump sounds like a good idea. And no, I did not save the water I drained, but should have. Next time I will think of that. I also have a little Honda gas pump that I could use to pull out of my cistern (we have no other water on site) I am not sure if premixing the antifreeze in the water would be harmful to my pump. I need to read my manual. Seems like it said not to use chemicals, but I don't see how antifreeze would hurt anything. I also agree that in S.C. not much protection will be needed.
 
 
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