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    Default Loading the tires with sealant

    Just spoke to the dealer about having the R4's on my new kubota L3130 loaded with sealant. He has two different places that he can have this done. The first says it will take 5 gallons of sealant and they want $160. The second says it will take 10 gallons and they want $230. Anybody had this done? If so, do you recall how many gallons it took?

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    What brand of sealant?

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    No idea. However, I'm sure that's a question I should have asked.

    But back to the issue - I'm more interested in the ability of 5 gallons to provide coverage for R4 tires. Seems to me that 5 gallons is a lot. If I compare the sealant volume to a 5 gallon bucket of paint, then it seems that 5 gallons would be enough. Shoot, I think I could paint the whole tractor with 5 gallons of paint. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

    Just unsure as to why there is such a difference in the two quotes. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    If you go to TSC (if you have one) you can look at a bottle of Slime and see what they recommend for different tire sizes. Unless you're driving one of those mobile missle launchers, I would think 10 gal is too much.

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    I'm with 19th VA. A quart of slime would be more than enough for each tire and would cost a lot less. It works really well. I always put it in my front tires.

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    Went ahead and did a search (probably should have started there). Anyway, found an old post where a TBN'er bought 3 gallons and did his tractor, his lawnmower, his ATV, his...
    You get the picture. I think I'll save some dough this time and opt for the 5 gallons. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    Were they talking about loading the tires with sealant or just sealing the tires with sealant. I had thought of filling my tires with sealant for ballast and sealant functions. Anyone tried this.

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    <font color="blue">...thought of filling my tires with sealant for ballast and sealant functions... </font>

    Between $20-30. a gallon... times so many gallons... Yiks! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    I believe foam filled would be more cost effective... (and that's expensive!)

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    Slowrev,
    The "tire guys" will place the sealant inside the tire. It's not intended for ballast - too expensive for that. The sealant that I'm aware of is a sticky semi liquid goo that will seal a thorn puncture as it occurs. Use to use the stuff on motorcycles all the time. Works great. Just never had to buy 5 gallons of it! Yikes! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Loading the tires with sealant

    that is what I thought, but it would be nice if not for the cost to just load the tires with the stuff, no rust/freeze or leaks [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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