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    Wheel weights and loaded tires?

    I have a cast iron starter weight (~70lbs) and two ~50lb wheel weights on each wheel. I am considering adding fluid to the tires to be used with the weights.

    With a 26x12-12 holding 10 gallons for a 75% fill that would be 84lbs of water. So each tire would be at ~250lbs with water and wheel weights.

    Any thoughts?
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    My dealer told me when they filled mine that they got 110lb/side in the rears of my 1025R.

    For more traction (if needed) I plan on just putting the ballast box or boxblade on my tractor rather than wheel weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    I have a cast iron starter weight (~70lbs) and two ~50lb wheel weights on each wheel. I am considering adding fluid to the tires to be used with the weights.

    With a 26x12-12 holding 10 gallons for a 75% fill that would be 84lbs of water. So each tire would be at ~250lbs with water and wheel weights.

    Any thoughts?
    What do you plan to be doing with your tractor that makes you consider you need more rear weight?
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    H120 FEL with 53 inch bucket
    60D Auto-Connect mower deck
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    steering wheel spinner knob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob View Post
    What do you plan to be doing with your tractor that makes you consider you need more rear weight?
    I have some rather steep hills I cut. I drive up and back down. With 300lbs on the front and the wheel weights I still get some slight tire spin going up the hills. Hoping this will eliminate the spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    I have some rather steep hills I cut. I drive up and back down. With 300lbs on the front and the wheel weights I still get some slight tire spin going up the hills. Hoping this will eliminate the spin.
    Wheel weights would definitely help with that - those must be some pretty serious hills as I haven't had any issues at all with tire spinning in 2wd, even when the grass is wet (and I've got some decent hills - big enough we go sledding down them)

    Do you just have the mower on your tractor or other implements as well?
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    Try tire chains first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sstlaure View Post
    Wheel weights would definitely help with that - those must be some pretty serious hills as I haven't had any issues at all with tire spinning in 2wd, even when the grass is wet (and I've got some decent hills - big enough we go sledding down them)

    Do you just have the mower on your tractor or other implements as well?
    I have wheel weights already. I run my wheel weights (340lbs) and 300 lbs of front suitcase weights. With the tractor in 4wd and the diff locked I get just enough wheel spin to tear some of the grass.

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    Try tire chains first.
    I don't want to deal with those as I don't really want to dig into the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    I have wheel weights already. I run my wheel weights (340lbs) and 300 lbs of front suitcase weights. With the tractor in 4wd and the diff locked I get just enough wheel spin to tear some of the grass.



    I don't want to deal with those as I don't really want to dig into the ground.
    I'd add the fluid for more weight if you think you need it.. I was a little concerned about if I get a flat tire (fluid leaking out), but then I thought about the fact that I've NEVER had a flat on my lawn tractor in all it's years of use.

    That must be some hill. Have you tried it with the FEL/ballast box on.
    -Scott-

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    I have some really decent hills too and so far I don't have wheel spin going up or down no matter what I do or pull. I don't need to use diff. lock either. I have all 4 of my tires filled. I get wheel spin when I'm going side to side and want to turn up hill but that's about it but just going up or down, no problem.
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    Gallons in a tire

    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    I have a cast iron starter weight (~70lbs) and two ~50lb wheel weights on each wheel. I am considering adding fluid to the tires to be used with the weights.

    With a 26x12-12 holding 10 gallons for a 75% fill that would be 84lbs of water. So each tire would be at ~250lbs with water and wheel weights.

    Any thoughts?
    I'm just curious where you got your info that the tires hold 10 gallons for a 75% fill. I called RimGuard yesterday and they told me that a 26x12-12 holds 8.3 gallons with a 75% fill. I'm planning on buying 20 gallons of RimGuard tomorrow and filling my tires next week when my valve comes in from Tractor Supply. I took my rear tires in this morning to my local Mavis Tire dealer and they changed out my valve stems from rubber to metal as per RimGuards advice. They only charged me $15 so I gave the man a $20 bill and told him to buy a beer with the change. Nice guys. I think they found it entertaining.

    At any rate I'm going to fill the tires just above the level of the top of the rim. I'm covered either way with the 20 gallons.

    RimGuard weighs 10.7 to 11 lbs. per gallon so at 8.3 gallons I'll have about 90 lbs additional weight per tire. I also have one 50 lb wheel weight on each tire so all tolled I'll have an extra 280 lbs on the rear axle.
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