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ADVICE PLEASE!!!: Weight/Fluid in Turf Tires??

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Hello all,

Got my never used/new to me turf tires yesterday. I'm just wondering what everyone's opinions are on whether or not to add fluid to the tires for weight.

My plan is to put them on for the summer months, and use my R1's for the winter. In the summer I'll be moving round bales, flail mowing, roto-tilling, spraying, "aerway-ing", spreading fertilizer, etc. No real heavy pulling. I do have a ballast box with extensions that I can put on if I'm lifting heavy with the loader.

I'd appreciate your thoughts, especially those of you that have golf course/lawn care experience.

Thanks, Happy Holidays!!

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I don't need a weight box for anything I do but suggest you could also check on Bayrite if available in your area. This is a weight material used in drilling mud, IIRC it weights about 36lbs/gallon. While it packs down in a box it is removeable if that is desired. At over 7000 lbs /cu. yd you should be able to fill your weight box appropriately and leave the turf tires unfilled.
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