RV antifreeze + PG tires

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    They come with one gallon of RV antifreeze per tire, but we prefer two gallons per tire. Seems the traction is not very good on hills, etc with only one gallon in each tire. So we put in two gallons per tire.

    rscvp, thanks:usflag:
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok --but how much air pressure? And how do you check it with out getting squirted by antifreeze?
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    I also put 2 gallons in the tires, then run about 15lb of pressure. when you check the pressure make sure the valve stem is at the top of the wheel and less antifreeze will come out.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep...the stem ALWAYS has to be at the top! lol I can sure see how 2 gallons would certainly help. It would completely eliminate that spin that can sometimes happen on sharp turn (especially on take offs). I have gotten to the point that i am conscientious about this, and find myself trying to be careful on turns, there is almost a "frequency" that you have to be in so the weight distribution is all right. With an additional gallon of liquid in the tires, this would certainly resolve alot of this issue, I presume.

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