Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,536
    Location
    Northern, IL
    Tractor
    Branson 2400H

    Default Finding correct tire operating pressure

    Rear tires on my 2400 Branson are 9.5 x 16 R1's and I have performed multiple searches on trying to find inflation charts but could not find one for this size tire. Owners manual says 28 PSI which makes the tires way to hard. Tractor weighs 1800 lbs without FEL or MMM. Trying to determine what is the lowest I can safely go before spinning tire on the rim.

    Max loading would be with around 600 - 700 lbs on the 3PH and no FEL or front weights. This would be very infrequent use.

    Tires are Titan 6 ply and state max pressure of 30 PSI.

    Currently running at 18 - 20 PSI and in looking at the tires on concrete it still appears that the outer edges of 1 lug is barely touching and 2nd lug may have of the lug touching.

    Tires are filled with Rim Guard.

    TIA
    Artificial Intelligence will never overcome natural stupidity.

    Branson 2400H MMM & FEL

    JD 112

    BX1850 gone but not forgotten

  2. #2
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    653
    Location
    BEECHER CITY, IL
    Tractor
    KIOTI DK45S

    Default Re: Finding correct tire operating pressure

    You might be able to go a little lower with the pressure, but not by much. 15 may be OK, but going too low may cause the tires to break loose from the bead if you get on an side incline, and side loads the tire.

    I have a Kioti DK45S with rimguard. Tires call for maximum inflation of 20 pounds, and I am running 15 with 14.9x24 rears.
    ILLINOIS ENGINE, Beecher City, IL
    Briggs and Stratton MST (Master Service Technician)
    ILENGINE over at Lawnmowerforum

  3. #3
    Super Member JDgreen227's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    7,741
    Location
    Central Michigan
    Tractor
    4210 MFWD Ehydro--'89 JD 318

    Default Re: Finding correct tire operating pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslo View Post
    Rear tires on my 2400 Branson are 9.5 x 16 R1's and I have performed multiple searches on trying to find inflation charts but could not find one for this size tire. Owners manual says 28 PSI which makes the tires way to hard. Tractor weighs 1800 lbs without FEL or MMM. Trying to determine what is the lowest I can safely go before spinning tire on the rim.

    Max loading would be with around 600 - 700 lbs on the 3PH and no FEL or front weights. This would be very infrequent use.

    Tires are Titan 6 ply and state max pressure of 30 PSI.

    Currently running at 18 - 20 PSI and in looking at the tires on concrete it still appears that the outer edges of 1 lug is barely touching and 2nd lug may have of the lug touching.

    Tires are filled with Rim Guard.

    TIA
    My Deere 4210 weighs 2,675 pounds without FEL or MMM (it's a MFWD) and the manual recommends a minimum 12psi for rear tires size 12.4-16 R1 (6 ply rated) and a maximum of 25 psi for the same tire. 30 psi maximum for your rear tires seems very high. I would try 15-16 psi in yours as a good starting point.
    Rather than worry about the things you want but don't have, be grateful for the things you don't want and don't have.

    I didn't plan to do much of anything today, but by noon I was almost half done.

  4. #4
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    47,543
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Finding correct tire operating pressure

    ditto.. many of my old tractor tires are running 12-15 psi inthe rears.. fronts more.. etc..

    easy to tell a tires proper inflation by looking at sidewall deflection and profile. park on concrete and take a look.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-14-2012, 06:50 PM
  2. Correct Tire Pressure
    By twdrums in forum Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-11-2012, 06:32 PM
  3. L3830: correct front tire pressure
    By sevilla in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-14-2007, 08:51 AM
  4. Correct tire pressure for YM1802
    By tallyho8 in forum Yanmar
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-13-2007, 10:35 AM
  5. Tires Correct tire pressure
    By Bob_S in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-07-2004, 09:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.