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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:14 am    Post subject: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This last winter I reported I had Beet Juice added to the rear wheels of my 8N51. Yesterday I received 40 tons of crushed rock for our private road. I am here to report that the added weight is a game changer. Wish I would have done it sooner!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had Rim Guard (beet juice) put in my 1520 JD loader tractor about 10 years ago,made a difference in it also.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have liquid in my loader tractor without it you could carry a loaf of bread in the bucket.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:20 am    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good post.
A tractor can not put its full horsepower
to the ground without added ballast.
You can go to tractordata.com and download
PDF files of the original Nebraska Tests.
The engineers there added quite a bit of
weight to the tractors they were testing
and really did try to get max hp out of
each tractor they ran through there.
Below is a screen cap of part of the test
data they compiled on a 1950 8N.
Another benefit to added weight is it makes
the tractor a more stable platform. If your
property is such that you need to run on
side hills much, added weight will keep the
tractor planted on the ground and keep you
safer.
On my mowing tractor I run cast iron
weights on both front and rear. My land was
formed by receding glaciers with lots of
small hills and dips. The added weight
helps keep all 4 tires firmly on the
ground.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:47 am    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Interesting information. I grew up and currently live just south of you in similar geography. I do not have any memories of fluid filled wheels or my Dad saying anything about ballast. We had an old Ford and 3 old Minneapolis Molines. Was the ballast strictly after market or was it added at the factory?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Add waste abtu freeze and save a lot of money
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's fun when you first log into the site and a very fast glance shows Beetle Juice Ballast
Catch you later!
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 4:53 am    Post subject: Re: Beet Juice Ballast Reply to specific post Reply with quote

An update. When I had the beet juice added the guy talked me out of adding it to the front tires. Big mistake, add it to all 4 wheels. I used my 3point bucket for the first time and the front end was so lite I had to turn using the breaks. I did as others on this site suggested. I added wind shield washer fluid using the valve available on YT. Here is my contraption. Good head pressure made the job quick. 15 minutes on a side.

 
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