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

   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #31  
If the ground is that soft, it's a good time to roll it
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   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #32  
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.
I bought L4701 with R4 tires no liquid in tires. I have BH and a Ballast box 1270 lbs that’s QH compatible.I would rather add weight when I need it I use tractor a lot in areas I mow ruts I keep to a minimum. I’ve pulled 6 ft box blade full of NC red dirt no problem of course dry ground stay off wet ground as others mentioned.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #34  
I bought L4701 with R4 tires no liquid in tires. I have BH and a Ballast box 1270 lbs that’s QH compatible.I would rather add weight when I need it I use tractor a lot in areas I mow ruts I keep to a minimum. I’ve pulled 6 ft box blade full of NC red dirt no problem of course dry ground stay off wet ground as others mentioned.
I would think that the beet juice would be a little better pushing snow with the with bucket or a snow plow and allow having a grader blade on the back to finish it off. (At least on flat ground) A ballast box is useful only as ballast.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #35  
I would think that the beet juice would be a little better pushing snow with the with bucket or a snow plow and allow having a grader blade on the back to finish it off. (At least on flat ground) A ballast box is useful only as ballast
I would think that the beet juice would be a little better pushing snow with the with bucket or a snow plow and allow having a grader blade on the back to finish it off. (At least on flat ground) A ballast box is useful only as
I would think that the beet juice would be a little better pushing snow with the with bucket or a snow plow and allow having a grader blade on the back to finish it off. (At least on flat ground) A ballast box is useful only as ballast.
Yes I agree I don’t get plowable snows where I’m at in NC.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #36  
I have the farm tractor tires they are really wide in the back not sure of the dimension but they are filled with calcium and didn't even know until I saw the frost line on them this winter. Ive plowed all fall with it and some places it was black dirt and it was pretty wet, I was really impress on how little ruts it leave behind I would've never guess they had calcium in them. So I would say it depend on how soft is the ground around your house is and how much back and forth you will be doing. From what I have seen I wouldn't think it be a problem and you have industrial tires on to of that but its true that if you have the removable ballast then you have the options.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #37  
I agree with the other statements here that you wont notice a difference. But at the end of the day.....you have nearly a 5000 pound tractor with the loader and ballast. And thats with nothing on the back and no load in the loader.

Add in a scoop of dirt and a box blade out back and you are likely approaching 6500# or more.

Not really what most would consider a good machine for "landscaping". Keep if off the yard unless its dry. But if its soft....driving across the yard without ballast will likely make no difference. You will find that with the loader on, and the MUCH SMALLER front tires will cause lots more damage.

IT says your rear tires are 12.5-20 R-4's? If thats the case....they only hold 278# per tire of ballast. So only about 550# total
You have a bare tractor that is 500# LESS than my MX. With smaller tires that hold 500# less ballast. Paired with a loader rated to lift about the same as mine. And with my heavier machine, and more ballast in the tires.....I still need a good 1000# implement hanging on the 3PH to use the loader to its max. Otherwise.....the loader has more power than you have weight and you will find that if you get too aggressive digging into a pile o material....when you raise the joystick the wrong end of the tractor is gonna lift.

Be glad your dealer talked you into ballast
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #38  
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.
Without weight loaders are inherently dangerous. It only takes a small misjudgment of the degree of steepness of a hill and over you go. Don’t ask me how I know this. Never quite over, but close calls. Would have been avoidable if I had taken the time to put the weight box on the three point hitch.
That’s the rub. I don’t run tire ballast only because I switch from R1’s to turfs depending on the season. R1’s with chains to plow snow, turfs to mow several acres. I’m 75 and there’s no way that I want to change out loaded tires. The weight box works fine but you have to really discipline yourself to put it back on every time that you aren’t bush hogging or whatever. If I didn’t change tires for the seasons I’d load them up with beet juice and forget the weight box.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #39  
There are a couple of postings inferring that the loaded tires are a substitute for ballast on the 3 point hitch. THIS IS NOT CORRECT. Loaded tires and wheel weights are not ballast for a FEL. They increase the stability of the tractor but they do not transfer the weight off of the front axle. Do not make the mistake of using the FEL without a ballast on the 3 point hitch.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #40  
Slightly off topic and I would apologize if I didn't mention how important beet juice is for heart health.
 
 
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