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Why No wheel Weights on....... A 5 series High Crop..??

Was reading through the manual last nite looking for the Tire Compatibility chart.

Read everything just for fun and in the Ballast section were several Hot Box outllined areas warning to not use wheel weights on a high crop model ,though liquid is fine.

WHY...idk.

My guess...either weight is too high ..not that you'd side hill a high crop for any reason in the first place.
Other thought was it may try to wheelie or flip backwards.
But why is Liquid fine??

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no clue.
does seem like weight in general would be a bad thing, the wheels have a lot of leverage on the case/frame/axle parts... especially front axles, I'm confused why liquid is okay.
 
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NOTE:
DO NOT install rear wheel weights on a Hi-Crop tractor.


nstalling Rear Cast Iron Weights
LV6167
LV6167-UN: Rear Cast Iron WeightsLEGEND:
A - Additional Weight
B - Weight
C - Weight Holes
CAUTION:
Optional cast iron weight weighs 50 kg (110 lb). Handle with care! Use appropriate equipment or have the job done by your John Deere dealer.
NOTE:
DO NOT install rear wheel weights on a Hi-Crop tractor.
    • To install weights on wheel, it is necessary to remove wheel. (See Wheels, Tires and Treads section.)
    • Attach first weight to wheel disks.
    • To install additional weights (A), install bolts in previous weight (B). Rotate the added weight to align bolts with weight holes (C).
    • Tighten attaching bolts securely. Tighten again after a few hours service. Check tightness regularly.


LIQUID WEIGHT FOR REAR TIRES
With 0.6 kg/L (5 lb/gal) Calcium Chloride Solution​
Tire Size​
Liquid Weight per Tire
kg (lb)—75% Full​
13.6-28​
212 (467)​
14.9-28​
260 (574)​
15.5-38​
301 (663)​
16.9-24​
297 (654)​
16.9-28​
339 (747)​
16.9-30​
357 (787)​
18.4-30​
414 (912)​
19.5L-24​
322 (710)​
21.5L-16.1​
306 (675)​
22.5LL-16.1​
306 (675)​
9.5R48 (Veggie)​
365 (805)​
13.6-38 (Hi-Crop)​
263 (581)​
230/95R40 (Hi-Crop)​
N/A​



They allow liquid for 1 size tire but not another.
This info is from 5420 Owners Manual.
 

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I will go theduke's guess, the weight would be higher than liquid
 
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Don't hi-crop tractors have a series of 90* gearboxes at the rear wheels to raise the differential higher off the ground? I would think there's not enough clearance behind the wheel for the thru-bolts to rotate or something like that.
 
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