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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking to change tires on a 1650 with 18.4-34, tubeless. Don't need weight all the time, just when moving snow and things. Which would you prefer, fluid in the tires or bolt on wheel weights? Which would give better traction on packed snow? Fluid would probably add about 2,000 pounds which would mean a lot of wheel weights to get the same weight. Or I could make a belly weight bracket and use hang-on weights in front of the rear tires.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How about just a weight for the 3 point or don't you have one? With that,you could just trip the latches and pull the center link pin and drive away from it. Fill a barrel full of concrete.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry, I did not say, I am using a grader blade on the back and looking to put on a loader.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

put tubes in the tires and fill with fluid. You will forget it is in there. Do you have new rims on the tractor, Unless you have new rims it may be hard to get the tubeless tires to seal up on old rims, they were made for tube type tires. You might be able to get them to take air with a lot of Murphys tire mounting compound smeared on the rims.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use both on loader tractor
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fluid put the weight on the tread so also right to the ground no air cushion. Wheel weights puts weight to the ground by way of an air cushion so not near as good in my opinion
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Weights dont rot your wheels in half.....
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

with the high cost of fuel I would use weights that I could remove when not needed and the easiest would be the belly bracket. Chuck
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Which ever way you go, you might want to think about chains. Mine does good with wheel weights and chains.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a new set of chains for 18.4 34 if interested 618-363-8187
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i think i would avoid the belly brackets seems to me you would lose some ground clearance ok for pullers but i wouldnt have them on a chore tractor
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

dont add weight to the frame or front unless you need it , it just causes ware on bearings and such , when you add fluid or wheel weights it dont stress the tractor because its sitting on the ground not on the tractor , and in all my years ive never heard someone say dont add wieght because of fuel use thats just crazy , a tractor is ment for hard work do you think it cares about some extra weight that rolls on the ground , i dont think so , if your pulling a plow , thats differant story that uses fuel not rolling weight
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

why do you think they are shaving weight off cars and trucks now days? i tell you for better fuel economy no other reason. the more weight you have the harder the engine works thus using more fuel. put two 2lb. weights on your legs and see how much more "energy" you use
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

2nd weight anywhere puts more stress on bearings and such because it still more mass to move no matter where you put it may be distributed better in certain areas such as fluid in tires but none the less those bearings still take more stress moving that extra weight. not an astronomical amount of fuel savings but with fuel prices every bit helps
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear Weights vs Fluid Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you
 
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