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

   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #61  
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.
Most people aren’t going to remove and reinstall 400# wheel weights very often, so they are pretty much the same as loaded tires. Yes it’s an option with wheel weights, but not a quick or easy one.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #62  
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
During those conditions, even walking on the lawn leaves dimples.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #63  
My tractor is smaller, 33hp, I have never, in over 10 years, felt the need for fluid in the tires. If I'm using the loader I will generally have the rotary cutter on which weighs more than anything I would lift with the loader. I'm pretty good with situational awareness and maybe some people aren't, but I've never had a problem. 🤞
Rotary cutters are great counterweights for lifting 800 pounds, not so much for lifting 2000 pounds.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #64  
My tires are loaded. If the ground is soaking wet, loaded isn't going to matter. Either is tread type. I have a Mahindra 1626 with R4 industrial tires which weighs a bit less than yours and if the ground is wet, the front tires which are smaller and not loaded, still leave ruts.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #65  
Rotary cutters are great counterweights for lifting 800 pounds, not so much for lifting 2000 pounds.
If your tractor can lift 2000 pounds then it already weighs a lot more than 2000 pounds and the water in the bottom of 2 tires isn’t going to make much difference.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #66  
If your tractor can lift 2000 pounds then it already weighs a lot more than 2000 pounds and the water in the bottom of 2 tires isn’t going to make much difference.
My filled tires add 1000# to my tractor. If if lift a ton with my loader I also have my 1000# blade attached. The filled tires make a big difference, providing half the ballast. My dealer won’t sell a tractor with a loader without filling the tires.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #68  
Most people aren’t going to remove and reinstall 400# wheel weights very often, so they are pretty much the same as loaded tires. Yes it’s an option with wheel weights, but not a quick or easy one.
It’s not that bad. Most wheel weights are in a series of plates, weighing 50-150lbs. I think mine are 145 a piece. No problem to pull off and lower to the ground. You can use a floor jack to raise them back on if you are not physically able, or a second tractor with pallet forks.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Once fluid is in the tires, it’s pretty much a done deal.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #69  
My filled tires add 1000# to my tractor. If if lift a ton with my loader I also have my 1000# blade attached. The filled tires make a big difference, providing half the ballast. My dealer won’t sell a tractor with a loader without filling the tires.
That’s ridiculous of your dealer. He/she is doing a disservice to those who want to use a 3pt weight box, cast rims, or wheel weights, or hang an implement off the back.
Some guys working in rough conditions can’t have fluid in their tires.
 
   / Tires filled with Beet Juice too heavy for landscaping and field work? #70  
You that want it can have your liquid filled tires.
Yes, it costs a bit more initially but I'll stick to my cast iron.
When I got the weights for my Branson the were about a buck a pound, it's around $1.50 per pound.

these are 300# each, but not bad to work with
removing weights 2.jpg
 
 
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