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    Default Loaded Rear Tires

    I have a question. Do loaded rear tires (ie with water in them) affect the roll over rate either positive or negative?
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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    All other things being equal, loaded rear tires will lower the risk of rollover.
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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    I recently loaded mine with water mixed with antifreeze, and big difference in stability.

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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    I have only have my BX2660 for a week now and the dealer took it back to put the FEL on and returned it this Friday. He told me that they put water in the tires. Before they did I have a ditch bank that I have mowed once with it and the pucker factor was pretty high. I was just wondering if I could lighten my grip on the seat a little with the water in the tires. The vinyl is chaffing my cheeks.
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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    Ballasted tires will *definitely* help stability on those slopes.

    It doesn't really help so much with the FEL, rear ballast is better.

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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    I have heard that CVS sells pucker chaffing solution kits..

    they recycle the old tractor oil, remove the color, make it real thick and it is nearly clear.

    The label, I forget the exact name of it, is somekind of jelly..

    If it helps, maybe we can get them to advertise here...





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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    Loaded rear tires will help counter balance the FEL quite a bit. It will also help with the stability on slope alot. I just had one of mine off to put on a fan guard, and you can't believe how heavy they get, and all the weight is down low.

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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    It deffinatly helps with stability. Im not sure that many would go to an angle quite like this though.
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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    I regularly mow a 18-20 degree bank with 100% confidence with my loaded tires... Most will say 15-18* is the limit..

    No chafe, no pucker...

    And the ballast fr FEL use is great. I max out the lift capacity of the FEL more often than I over come the ballast of the tires...
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    Default Re: Loaded Rear Tires

    Ballasted Rear tires also improved backhoe operation... the tractor stayed put and more force went to digging instead of lifting the back of the tractor...

    It you foam fill instead of fluid... no more flats !!!

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