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Grandad4

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Maybe this has been covered previously, but I haven't been able to find it. If you fill your tires, can the sloshing of the fluid create balance or instability problems when operating on the road? I've considered loading the tires but held off because we perioidically need to make a 6 mile round trip on paved roads with the tractor to another location. Road gear gives us about 15mph, and loading the rear tires - R4's - would add another 1,000 lbs to a tractor that is already at 5,500 to 7,500 lbs, depending on what it's doing that day. Will appreciate anyone's experience or advice before we add fluid. Thanks,
 
   / Do loaded tires cause problems in road gear? #2  
Never had a problem or known anyone that had a problem.
 
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Hwy speeds shouldn't be a problem, or it hasn't been a problem for me when I've had tires loaded. When properly filled, they should be about 2/3rds to 3/4 full, that doesn't leave much room to slosh around in, plus hiways are generally smooth so it should do fine in high gear. Sometimes tractors will bounce at certain speeds but that's generally a thing with physics where it's sort of oscillating at certain frequencies caused by the weight of the tractor and flexation of the tires, or else a bent axle/warped rim scenario.
 
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No problems. Unless it is frozen. :laughing:
 
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Thanks, everyone. As you know, you can get some front to back pitching motion over uneven pavement with the short wheelbase of a CUT. Never heard it mentioned previously, but it led me to wonder if adding fluid would make any difference you'd notice.
 
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I haven't had any issues, but I keep it 12mph or less.
 
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Thanks, everyone. As you know, you can get some front to back pitching motion over uneven pavement with the short wheelbase of a CUT. Never heard it mentioned previously, but it led me to wonder if adding fluid would make any difference you'd notice.

If you have a loader, make sure you've got some rear ballast on the 3PH. That will reduce that pitching considerably.
As far as the liquid ballast...never noticed it on the road.
 
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Deutz Fahr Agrofarm 100/ 4 wheel drive with liquid in all 4. It'll run 30 mph and can't tell the tires are loaded from the ride.
 
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We run tractors of different sizes the 8 mile round trip between two of our farms with all pavement and sometimes the 12 miles to the other with about half gravel.
 
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I haven't had any issues, but I keep it 12mph or less.

Well how the heck do you get anywhere?
I've never seen an issue with our tractors. Which are top speed between 18-23. The local pd has invested in those radar speed signs, so I'm always "testing" how fast I can go.
Heck the new high speed tractors like the Fendts will do 30-40 and run loaded tires.
 
 
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