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    Quote Originally Posted by cowbridge View Post
    Thanks guys.

    My local southern states will fill my tires up with Rim Guard for $210. He says they'll take about 30 gallons each and add around 620 lbs at 75% full.
    I'm waiting to get a price on the methanol mix.
    It should be considerably less. But it add less weight also.
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    Default Re: methylene alcohol

    I hate beets. Filling tires is a good use for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    It should be considerably less. But it add less weight also.
    A methanol/water mix will weigh about 8 pounds per gal. (plain water weighs 8.33 lbs. per gal.)
    Rim Guard (beet juice) weighs approximately 10.7 - 11 lbs. per gal.
    Thus, Rim Guard is approximately 35%+ heavier per gallon.
    That is a significant weight difference, but the price difference is significant also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdeano View Post
    I hate beets. Filling tires is a good use for them.
    Yeah, but beets are good for you.!
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    Default Re: methylene alcohol

    Quote Originally Posted by cowbridge View Post
    Thanks guys.

    My local southern states will fill my tires up with Rim Guard for $210. He says they'll take about 30 gallons each and add around 620 lbs at 75% full.
    I'm waiting to get a price on the methanol mix.
    How much weight do you need? Are you gonna use ground engaging attachments; or just to keep the butt end on the ground when using the FEL? Either way, for that amount of $$ you can buy 60 gals of windshield washer fluid and the needed small sump pump/tire attachment thingy to pump it yourself. Also if you ever need to do another one...you already have the pump and connections..either way, I can't live without weighted rear tires...I do it myself now...BobG in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobG_in_VA View Post
    How much weight do you need? Are you gonna use ground engaging attachments; or just to keep the butt end on the ground when using the FEL? Either way, for that amount of $$ you can buy 60 gals of windshield washer fluid and the needed small sump pump/tire attachment thingy to pump it yourself. Also if you ever need to do another one...you already have the pump and connections..either way, I can't live without weighted rear tires...I do it myself now...BobG in VA
    I watched for a deal last year, and bought (80 gal.) WWF @ $1.20 per gal.
    WWF ......60 gal. @ $1.20 = 240 lbs/ tire = $72 for both tires
    Rim Guard ...... 60 gal. = 310 lbs./ tire = $210 (per BobG_in_VA) for both tires.
    Rim Guard is $138 more, but only 70 lbs./ tire additional weight.
    $1 per pound for those extra 138 lbs.???
    Mighty pricey me thinks!

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    My dealer filled my 18.4 x 24 rear R4's with WWF for free. Didn't even mention it until they had delivered the tractor. Mentioned it in passing while going over the tractor. He stated it was a safety issue. No weight in rear means possible liability when using FEL. He wants healthy, happy, uninjured customers....

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