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Question about Loading tires?

Postby Mag Man » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:34 pm

Does anyone know how much fluid or beet Juice a rear cub tire holds? I have to deside on like $150 a gallon for calcium or like $2.10 a gallon for beet juice. Just like to know what I will be up against.
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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:08 pm

75% fill of an 8.3-24 is 13 gallons, 9.5-24 is 17 gallons (per tire). 75% is about to the stem when it is turned up.

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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby ricky racer » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:02 pm

Let's see, 17 gallons x 2 tires = 34 gallons. 34 gallons x $2 per gallon=$78. $78 dollars will probably get you a set of cast iron weights. I'm not sure how much additional weight the fluid will get you compared to the cast iron but I know the cast iron will avoid a lot of mess, won't rot your rims and if you get a flat tire, you won't have to buy it again.
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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:14 pm

Plain water weighs about 8 pounds per gallon. So 34x8 = 272. Depending on how much you mix in, CaCl can be up towards 10 per gallon, or 340 pounds. I don't know what the beet juice weighs, but I would guess it somewhere between the other two figures.

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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby k hutchins » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:39 pm

If you're in a state with lots of snow and plan to use your cub to plow snow, you definitely want to fill the rear wheels.
Mine are filled and I have weights, and I rarely get stuck unless it's on ice.
I'm in Michigan and I have a 1/4 mi long driveway, I push a lot of snow,
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby ricky racer » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:04 pm

khutchins wrote:If you're in a state with lots of snow and plan to use your cub to plow snow, you definitely want to fill the rear wheels.
Mine are filled and I have weights, and I rarely get stuck unless it's on ice.
I'm in Michigan and I have a 1/4 mi long driveway, I push a lot of snow,


I'm a Michigander too. Moving snow is what I bought my Cub for originally. To add traction to my '53 I hang a lot of iron on her. Wheel slippage is not an issue for me. 8) I hang nearly 900# on the old girl.

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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby k hutchins » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:11 pm

LOL
Between the loaded tires, wheel weights, and myself on the seat I probably got you beat. Just no chains.
The big thing is knowing how to use what you got.
I've been plowing snow with this same cub for over 45 yrs (started at 12).
Why is there never enough time to do the job right, but always enough time to do it over. :?:

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Re: Question about Loading tires?

Postby Mag Man » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:39 am

Thanks Guys. My tires were loaded, I ran over something that ripped the side wall on my 95% tread Firestone, So i bought a new tire Fri. Now I will have one loaded and one not. I have weights also. I guess the beet juice does not have the rust property's that calcium has. So I may go with it dont know Heck my cub does not have enough power to spin wheels anyways I dont think! May just leave it and replace that second Firestone with one of these new Galaxy's in the next year or so. It only gets used a few times a year right now.


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