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    Default Paying too much for filled tires

    Is $480 too much to pay to have tires filled with calcium on a dk45sehst (new tubes in both tires including labor and materials?) I'm buying a tractor from a dealer and he doesn't seem to be giving me too much of a break on it. Am I getting taken?

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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    Quote Originally Posted by kioti pup View Post
    Is $480 too much to pay to have tires filled with calcium on a dk45sehst (new tubes in both tires including labor and materials?) I'm buying a tractor from a dealer and he doesn't seem to be giving me too much of a break on it. Am I getting taken?
    I don't know the capacity of your tires but Calcium Chloride is the cheapest stuff you can get, but the labor cost might be what drives the cost up. Have you never thought about keeping the tires tubeless and putting Rimguard in. It weighs the same as CCL but doesn't eat the rims and it can just be pumped in. $480 seems high to me.
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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    Thanks! The dealer I'm buying it from is old school. I always hate to hear I'm paying to much for something but thanks for your advice. They are r4 tires on a 45 horse power tractor. The labor is $200, with that in mind the cost of materials kinda makes sense.

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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    With other options available, I would avoid calcium,especially on a new(er) tractor
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    Rim guard should run ~$250-300 and wouldn't need tubes.

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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    I paid $400 for methanol and I got taken to the cleaners, at least in material costs.. They cited having to truck the tractor down to the tire guy about 20 miles away and back. so OK. I paid. I could do it myself, and have done it. But this time I though it would be nice to just have it done when delivered. So that is what I did. and it was nice not to have to mess with finding the chemical and transporting it, and doing the work.
    Calcium Cloride would be the last product on my list. Had that before with a tubed tire, and got a hole punched in it, and it sprayed salty water all over the right side of the tractor. Also you cannot just plug the tire you have to take the heavy axxed thing in to someone to fix it, Unless you have the tools and knowledge.. No more Calcium Cloride for me

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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    Have you considered filling them yourselves. Just a thought? GEMPLER'S - Outdoor Work Supplies, Spray Equipment, PPE & more Go to the Tires and supplies section and go from there.
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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Have you considered filling them yourselves. Just a thought? GEMPLER'S - Outdoor Work Supplies, Spray Equipment, PPE & more Go to the Tires and supplies section and go from there.
    Perhaps this will be of some assistance also, if you are interested? OrangeTractorTalks | kubota Tractor Tips, Classifieds, Specifications and Discussion
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    Default Re: Paying too much for filled tires

    I had mine filled with beet jce? was told it was the best way to go..cost $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kioti Lee View Post
    I had mine filled with beet jce? was told it was the best way to go..cost $500

    Beet Juice also known as RimGuard.. It isn't actually Beet Juice, it a natural byproduct of some kind of the extraction of sugar from the sugar beet. It is more brown than red. RimGuard is just the trade name for this product and "beet juice" is just a nickname for this product.

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