Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work?

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saxon11

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I recently just purchased a new 48hp HST TYM. About to have it delivered to get started. They did a nice job of getting me talked into beet juice in back tires as it helps with loader work, and i'll be doing a lot of that. Also, I'll be doing a lot of field work (planting, cultivating) AND landscaping around my house. The guys told me last week the extra weight will leave very deep grooves everywhere. Now I'm thinking I should have NOT had the beet juice add instead of a removable ballast or leave box blade on back when loader work. Thoughts or suggestions? I could in theory ask them to pump out the juice, lol.
 
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I do field work with loaded tires, it's not weight in the tires, it's the PSI of the tractor weight versus the kind of tires on it. I've rutted up places with a 2wd on narrow tires weighing 5000lb that the 8500lb 4x4 on wide rubber hardly left a mark.

Enjoy your tractor. I've never ran into a situation that I wish I weighed LESS.
 
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What type rear tire tread on your tractor?
 
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I don't see how an extra 800 lbs will make that much difference in the ruts it leaves. If the ground is soft its going to leave ruts. I can't say how loading the tires on my Branson improved it because I got it that way, but it's very stable on side hills.

You need rear ballast if you're lifting a lot of weight even with the loaded tires. The 550lb box blade I use is just enough when I'm lifting something close to the loader's capacity. I really need another 500 lbs back there.
 
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Weight is weight if the tire sizes are the same a weighted tractor ( and it doesn't matter if it's cast iron or tire fill) is going to compact the soil more then a bare one.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work?
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I do field work with loaded tires, it's not weight in the tires, it's the PSI of the tractor weight versus the kind of tires on it. I've rutted up places with a 2wd on narrow tires weighing 5000lb that the 8500lb 4x4 on wide rubber hardly left a mark.

Enjoy your tractor. I've never ran into a situation that I wish I weighed LESS.
They are the Industrial tires (the middle of the extremes...not Turf and not Ag tires).
 
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Ohhhhh here we go again ......


At least with wheel weights, you have the option of removing them if you wish a lighter foot print. You don't have that option with filled tires. Will a few hundred pounds make a difference? That could depend on a lot of things, not the least of which being whether the ground is wet/damp or bone dry.

Then we have the debate about weight at the axles or set well behind the axles on a 3 point mount and the difference in leverage.
 
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Try and do the work around your house/yard when it is dry out or ground is frozen.

Other than that just see how it goes. You can always drain the beet juice out and air the tires back up. I agree weight is better Unless you have a good reason not to have it.
 
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I loaded the rear tires on my 35HP tractor.
I've used it for landscaping, mowed the lawn with it for years before getting a zero turn.
Never had any issues with rutting.
Early spring when the frost comes out can cause issues, but loaded tires or not I can have issues when the frost comes out
 
 
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