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    Default loaded tires and air pressure

    My tires say 20 PSI but a friend says that if they are loaded it should only be 5 PSI. What does everyone else say?
    M-5040 w/cab, 05 RTV 900, Where the maple sap flows

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    I would think you still need to maintain the proper air pressure. We always did.
    JD 5103, 512 FEL w/bucket, home-made front bale spear, 60" Armstrong Ag box blade, Rhino SE6 rotary mower, 5' JD 3-point disc, home-made 26'-200 gallon sprayer

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by Deerlope View Post
    My tires say 20 PSI but a friend says that if they are loaded it should only be 5 PSI. What does everyone else say?
    Consider the source.

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    My dealer loaded mine and said to maintain about 5-8 psi in them.

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    Normal air pressure

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    too many inconsistent answers here. I am curious myself since my tires are loaded too.

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    I guess that I should have added that my tires are tubeless and that may make a difference in keeping them seal to the rims.
    M-5040 w/cab, 05 RTV 900, Where the maple sap flows

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    Some of my tires don't say any pressure on them. But I , and most the people I know usually ours about 8 or 10 psi in our rear tractor tires, loaded or not. We keep the pressure at the upper limit on the front tires when we have a loader, usually 30 to 40 psi.
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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    The operators manual doesn't differentiate between loaded and unloaded
    11.2-24, 4PR 14psi
    13.6-16, 4PR 14psi

    15-19.5, 6PR 30psi

    These are given in my L 2800 manual.

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    Default Re: loaded tires and air pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    too many inconsistent answers here. I am curious myself since my tires are loaded too.
    Way too many people on this board, severely underflate there tires and cause long term damage to the sidewalls according to Firestone.

    Here is Firestone's take on the issue on how to fill and the fact that they should be inflated to the correct pressure. Many other interesting articles on Firestone's web site.

    http://www.firestoneag.com/tiredata/...fo_hydro_1.asp

    Andy

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