Fluid In Tires?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JPLAWNSERVICE, Aug 25, 2004.


    JPLAWNSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Just wondering if any of you run fluid in the rear tires on your ztrs to help with traction and hill holding like they run in tractors. If so is there any problems with doing this.
  2. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Have done this in the past on some Toro Groundsmasters. It did help with traction on hillsides. We used just plain water.
    If you do this, try in stages. If tires about 25% and try, then add more until you get the desired result. Recommend not filling over 75% full. The more percentage of water in the tire, reduces the the air space which can cause a stiffer ride.
  3. anteater6788

    anteater6788 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    We use it in some tractor tires, it is a cheap way to add weight but that is about the only good thing about it. It is very corrosive so make sure that if you get a leak you clean it up good. Also since the fluid won't compress like air will it will make the mower ride a little rougher.

    JPLAWNSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Our local tire store uses some newer stuff that isn't corrosive like the old stuff.
  5. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    I have windshield washer fluid in my extra set of agressive turf tires for hills, snow.

    Helps alot when needed.
  6. ScCo

    ScCo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    tried it once, left ruts in yards...got a mower that could handle slopes instead

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