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    Default tire pressures

    I am taking my TC35D back down to help clear trees in one of the hard-hit areas from Katrina (near Slidell). I was there 2 weeks ago & was running constantly over
    large branches, small logs, etc. I got to thinking about my tire pressures so I checked them. 25 PSI front 16 PSI
    rear. I notice the front max. pressures on the sidewall
    are up to 45 PSI but can't seem to find the rear sidewall
    label. I'm wondering what pressures others are running
    & what y'all would recommend?? (I have R-4's by the way)

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    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
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    Default Re: tire pressures

    A wise man once said - "Read the Freaking Manual" [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] I'm often guilty myself [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

    Lot's of hidden gems in there such as recommended tire pressure. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    On my TC18 I tend to run the fronts higher than the rears as they squish under load from the FEL. I'm at ~20 psi F, 12psi R.

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    <font color="blue"> "Read the Freaking Manual" I'm often guilty myself </font>

    I have read the manual and put the recommended pressure in fronts and rears. The fronts especially seem to flex too much, look too low on pressure. These are 4wd ag tires. Is overinflating beyond the "freaking mannual" recommendation asking for trouble? That flexing tends to bother me when I see it.

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    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
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    Default Re: tire pressures

    I'm running higher than the owner's manual recommends in the front. As long as you are below the TIRE's max pressure you should be all right.

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    I just wish I could put my hands on that "freakin" manual. In storage(from moving), I guess. On another note has anyone used that "green slime" for a temporary plug in case of a puncture. I've used it on my
    Dixon &amp; kubota ZTR mowers but not sure about these
    low pressure-hi volume tractor tires. Trying to find a place in South La. nowadays to repair a tractor flat(on a weekend) could ruin your day. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    I'm running the slime on my fronts - 1 can in each. The recommended volume of slime for the rears was expensive. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    <font color="blue"> 1 can in each </font>
    What size can? There are several sizes. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    You had to ask the hard question didn't you. Not sure, but it was about the size of a spray can of rustoleum...

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    Just be careful out there when filling. Just like the manual says........if overinflated &amp; you happen to be close to tire when it lets go (especially the backs) potential for fatality. I have the turf tires. The front are maxed out at 30 psi &amp; the back at 20 psi. Since I don't trust my tire gauge I will not inflate beyond a few psi below these values (wuss [img]/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img])

    Better to err on the safe side !!

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    Default Re: tire pressures

    I run the rated pressure or above in both my 2120 and TN75. Having run tractors fir well over 40 years and havign had many flats, off rims, and side wall detoriations/collapses, I will tell you that in my experience all of the blowouts I have had have either been slow leaks (punctures), side wall punctures/tears (again a slow leak) and tire beads falling off rims. In no case has any tire loss been dangerous from an "explosion type" standpoint except when mounting a tire with the high pressure required to seat a tire. I tend to run my tires somewhat "hard" especially the fronts (because of loader work) and also they don't wander on the roads when transporting (makes steering somewhat unsafe when the tractor wanders). The pressures run in tractor tires just aren't high. I won't run low pressure in my tractor tires since it causes them to slip on the rims and also the side wall flex causes excessive side wall wear and tear and shortens life expectancy.


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