Water in the rear

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass Cake, Aug 13, 2005.

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Do you use water in the rear tires?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2005.
  1. Yes i like the traction

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  2. No it's too heavy

    9 vote(s)
    29.0%
  3. Ack..i hate enemas!

    18 vote(s)
    58.1%
  1. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    What's your thoughts?
    Do you think water in the rear tires helps?hurts?
     
  2. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    people use antifrezze here i don't go there.
     
  3. Jcs Lawn and Landscape

    Jcs Lawn and Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    wont that rust the rims out
     
  4. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    That should be fluids.
    Semantics smantics.
    :)
     
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Only thing I've ever put in a tire is a sealer like fix-a-flat, but I like your choices of vote.
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I understand filling farm tractor tires...but are you taling about?

    GEO
     
  7. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Never heard of it.
     
  8. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 476

    Water goes in the radiator, air goes in the tires. ;)
     
  9. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Well if you are talking about tractors. Than yes. My tractor has loaded rear tires. These new compact tractors are to light in the rear end. So you need counter weight. Or you will flip them while using a loader. (talking from experience here)

    You fill them to 75% percent full with water/antifreeze, because water doesn't compress. Air does, so it you hit something the air will compress. So the tire won't blow up.

    Mine are filled with water and bio degradable anti freeze. You also can use beat juice. Just don't use salt because that will rust out the rims in 3 to 5 years.
     
  10. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    My kubota ZTR came from the factory with fluid in the rear tires.

    I'm thinking of removing it.

    discuss
     

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