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Loading tires?

Postby BigBill » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 pm

I’m getting ready to load ag rear tires. I purchased cases of gallons of pre mix windshield washer fluid good for -20. Do you think that’s good enough? How can I lower it to -40?
I just don’t trust this weather. Or is -20 good enough? Thoughts?
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby Eugene » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:13 pm

Check Weather.com for the average lowest temperature for your area. If the average low temperature is around -20 F., you are good to go.

If it gets cold enough to freeze the washer fluid hard, don't drive the tractor until it warms up.

My experience with windshield washer fluid is that around -20 degrees F., it turns to a slush, not ice hard.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby BigBill » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:13 pm

Thanks. I’m going to remove my ags and replace them with 8.3 x24” turf tires with weights and chains. Check to see if there loaded.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby ntrenn » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:01 pm

I put in used engine anti freeze. If it’s under -20, too cold to drive tractor...

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Re: Loading tires?

Postby NJ Farmer » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:36 am

At -20 I really don’t think a 6 volt Cub would come out of the den!!!

Seriously though check your local historic low winter temps then subtract 10 and you should be fine.

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If your from North Dakota then subtract 50 because that weather there gets COLD. Really really COLD!

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Re: Loading tires?

Postby inairam » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:37 am

I have read and lot of people are using beet juice

Advantages of beet juice are it is nontoxic and non-corrosive to wheels. It is freeze resistant down to minus 35 F. Weighs about 11.0 pounds per gallon.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby k hutchins » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:03 am

Depending on the shop that does the work, beet juice, or rim saver will run you about $7 per gallon to add. At least in mid Mi that's the price.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby SONNY » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:25 am

go with the heaviest fluid you can find---costly? YA!

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Re: Loading tires?

Postby BigBill » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:51 pm

I was weened, grew up on 6 volt systems on older cars and mainly 50’s Chevy trucks. Keep them tuned. A shot of ether helps too. But they will start, if we have a lighter wt oil in it.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby Urbish » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:49 pm

SONNY wrote:go with the heaviest fluid you can find---costly? YA!

So, mercury then? It is good down to -38ºF :lol:
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby BigBill » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:27 pm

Mercury has a connection I feel with aliens for making power. That’s another post.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby ricky racer » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:24 am

If the temperature is supposed to get below -20 sometime in the future, just hang a light, like a drop cord near the tractor. The light puts off heat and will likely keep the temps from getting to low.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:02 am

Bill lives in CT. Hasn't seen -20, since the last ice age.
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Re: Loading tires?

Postby bob in CT » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:43 am

ScottyD'sdad wrote:Bill lives in CT. Hasn't seen -20, since the last ice age.
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-32 in 1961. That said, I am not going out on a Cub in those temperatures. I'd be too busy stoking the wood stove.


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