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    i am calling the local tire dealer about filling my tires with rim guard in my 3038e john deere and i was thinking is it necassary to fill your front tires with liquid also. i have a fel so i didnt know if it would help at all if any with traction. all advise is welcome.thank you in advanced

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    Default Re: filled tires

    Just the rears. You need the filling as weight in the rear to counterbalance the FEL. Filling the front tires will not help with that. Don't fill the fronts.
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    Most people do not fill the front tires, as you typically want to take weight off of the front not put more on, the loader frame and bucket add a lot of weight just by themselves, let alone when you scoop up a bucket load of material. The Rimguard will help a lot, but you still need ballast on the rear 3pt hitch, to offset the weight of the material in the bucket. I have filled rear tires and 750 lbs ballast on the 3pt. This is about right for my L3400HST, your JD is similar size.

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    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


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    From what I have read it is recommended not to fill the fronts. My kubota manual says for sure not to do this on my tractor.
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    koua what do you usually have on the three point that weights the 750 pounds that you are talking about. i plan on buying my dad a bb for fathers day would that weight around that or do i need something heavier?

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    I found out this weekend with a rear blade and filled rear tires going down hill with a bucket full of material you better have it in four wheel!!! had to drop the bucket to put on the brakes.... I have a Ballast Box but was using the rear blade to smooth the trail in conjunction with the FEL... I'm kinda thinking now to use the ballast box and go back in with the rear blade once I'm done....

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndeerezach View Post
    koua what do you usually have on the three point that weights the 750 pounds that you are talking about. i plan on buying my dad a bb for fathers day would that weight around that or do i need something heavier?

    go to this old thread, my posts start at 21 and pix at post 26

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/o...ballast-3.html

    reading the whole thread would be informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johndeerezach View Post
    koua what do you usually have on the three point that weights the 750 pounds that you are talking about. i plan on buying my dad a bb for fathers day would that weight around that or do i need something heavier?
    As for the box blade, they vary greatly in weight due to size and construction, some are much heavier duty and use thicker steel than others. you would just have to check the specs. A lot of guys use a box blade for ballast, as it is a usefull implement on the back when they are working dirt, to have on anyway. The only downside is that it sticks out much further than my ballast barrel. But if the area you work in is more open then it doesn't matter. Also you can add weight to the BB by putting something heavy on top of it.

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