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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by horticattleman View Post
    How long does it take to fill up using the water dohickey?
    I think it took me 35-45 mins. on each tire. If you have a better pump might be quicker. My pump can not over come the air, so I have to released the air 3 or 4 times, I think.
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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    I have the same tractor as NOTV8, and I say about 20-30 mins. Draining takes awhile, unless you break the bead. I think weight box is the way to go for your needs.

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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by horticattleman View Post
    Yeah the ballast box would probably be the more sensible idea huh?

    What are the wheel weights?

    How long does it take to fill up using the water dohickey?
    Using a good dohickey that bleeds air as you fill, you can put a hundred gallons of water in in less than 20 minutes. Draining it down to about 20% fill is even quicker. Just blow air in and let it push the water out on the ground.
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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    Just remember that you can never get all the water back out of your tires without removing them from the rim. I think your worries about excess weight when mowing is over emphasized with the tire ballasted. As long as it is dry and you dont skid the tires, you should not damage the grass any more with loaded tires than with none loaded. The Pound per square inch loading is not that much more significant compared to the stability and traction advantage that you will get. It is just not practical to put water in tires and remove it. Same with adding weights to the rear wheels. That is not so easy to do that you want to put them on and take them off every time you need to mow.
    If your situation is that critical for damage, perhaps your better solution would be to get a small riding lawnmower for your immediate lawn needs and use the tractor for the area that is not so close to your house. Like my house site is, I have a 12 acre lawn but I mow most of it with my bushhog and the acre or two around the house I use my 52" ZTR and/or 48" lawn tractor and push mower and even a weed eater in some of the totally inaccessible areas.

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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    Just remember that you can never get all the water back out of your tires without removing them from the rim.
    You can for all practical purposes, but getting it below the low rim point takes ingenuity. A dip tube extending from the valve to the bottom of the tire ... alternately pressurize w air and let water be forced back out the tube. Even in a 16.9 x 30 its not hard to get it down to a quart, and, if
    you keep feeling around with the tube as air escapes, to just a few oz.
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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    One other possibility is do you need or could use another implement? I run with my back blade for a lighter weight and then use the backhoe if I need much more. I'm not saying to spend the money on a bh just for weight, but maybe the money spent could be on something you could use. Also taking off a 3pt implement is easier and faster than filling/unfilling the tires.

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    Default Re: Filling tires idea?

    With a ballast box with a quick hitch, you could make the weight change in 10 min or less.

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