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    Default Bio-Ballast?

    I finally took my L3200 in to the dealer the tires loaded & daym it really ups the traction. I can actually stall it in low now rather than just spinning.

    I was chatting with the guys while filling & he mentions its not beet juice or calcium. I was expecting beet juice. Apparently its not sticky & doesn't require the pumps to get cleaned after filling. Price was a hair cheaper than RimGuard at the JD dealer.

    http://www.envirotechservices.com/bio-ballast/ doesn't have too much info on the product. Anybody know what this is made out of? I'm happy with its performance so far, just curious.

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    Uses & Application
    Increase traction
    Increase pulling power
    Counterbalance for weight equalization
    That last one is wrong, I think. Filled tires ride with their weight on the ground, not the axle, and so provide no counterbalance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post

    That last one is wrong, I think. Filled tires ride with their weight on the ground, not the axle, and so provide no counterbalance.
    Depends on the terminology. The weight in the rears will counter some of the force trying to tip forward at max loader capacity. It wont provide a lever hanging off the back pulling weight off the front axle. You still need proper rear ballast on the back to save your front axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallon View Post

    Depends on the terminology. The weight in the rears will counter some of the force trying to tip forward at max loader capacity. It wont provide a lever hanging off the back pulling weight off the front axle. You still need proper rear ballast on the back to save your front axle.
    Right

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    Default Re: Bio-Ballast?

    Seems like I heard this product mentioned a couple years ago, but it was only available in Canada at that time. Now they say they are located in Greely, Co. MSDS says that it is corrosive to some metals, hopefully steel and copper alloy (brass as in valve stem in the tractor tires) isn't one of them
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    Default Re: Bio-Ballast?

    I think it's soilent green. Good stuff, said to edible too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post
    That last one is wrong, I think. Filled tires ride with their weight on the ground, not the axle, and so provide no counterbalance.
    Not really wrong. On my old tractor with empty rears when I picked or should I say tried to pick up a pallet of concrete with the FEL it lifted the rear tires off the ground. Filled the tires up and I can pick up the pallet and move it around now. Seems like a counterbalance to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdog View Post

    Not really wrong. On my old tractor with empty rears when I picked or should I say tried to pick up a pallet of concrete with the FEL it lifted the rear tires off the ground. Filled the tires up and I can pick up the pallet and move it around now. Seems like a counterbalance to me.
    I think what he was saying is that weight behind the rear axle (on the 3pt) reduces the weight on the front axle as long as you can keep your rears on the ground. Weight in the tire just holds the tire and rear end down, it does not reduce the load on the front axle. Obviously if you don't have enough weight to keep your rears firmly on the ground, you are increasing the load on your front axle. ie if you load your rears and still teeter on the front axle, the entire tractor, the FEL load and the rear tire and fluids are on the front axle. Prior to loading the rears it would have been just the tractor, FEL load and empty rear tires.

    3pt loads are particularly helpful if they are heavy and way back there, like a large heavy brush hog. Those "pivot the weight" around the rear axle and reduce the weight on the front axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPintheMitten View Post
    I think it's soilent green. Good stuff, said to edible too.
    Lol

    Fallon I got the same stuff in a new set of rears about a month ago works well so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8N Ren View Post
    Lol

    Fallon I got the same stuff in a new set of rears about a month ago works well so far.
    Where did you get it?

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