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I know that most all have heard that folks filled a mix of water and antifreeze in tractor tires for traction before i go out and buy the $20. kit to do this ....has anyone tried this on their drive tires on ya'lls mowers? how did it do?
I foam filled the front tired of my Kubota. Made the tires weigh 75 lbs each. What a work out with no power steering. All that weight led to the cracking of the rims. Had to have them welded. Now that the tired are smoothing out, I can't waite to chainsaw those tires off the rims. And just go back to using slime
On our orchard tractor, we have what my dad calls "calcium" in our tires. It's a white foamy liquid that foams everywhere when you get a flat. The tires are pretty heavy, around 75 pounds. It's cool after you get the flat fixed and there's calcium in it, you can hear it sloshing around in the tire.
I asked my Exmark dealer about foaming my tires on my Laser. He said that I should NOT do it, do to the fact that the tires give some as they go over rough terrain!! Tire foam is at a set pressure and has no give.
Bushmaster - you mentioned a $20 calcium kit. Where'd you see that? Also - I have been searching for some old posts about adding RV antifreeze to tires but can't find them now. I want to try it too. They talked about removing the valve stem and pumping it in somehow. Doesn't seem like it would be too difficult - I will let you know if I get a chance to try it in the next few days...........