Well - the tire fill was more from grip and or balance too! Yes I did fill them myself - used windshield washer fluid - I found that taking the tire stem out - allow the tractor to flatten the tire......then as you cut on your pump, jack the tractor back up! It actually allow a free space to "suck" up the fluid. Repeat this once the pump changes pitch.I see you have spacers and filled tires, I just received my 2" Bro-Tek spacers I'm installing today. Why did you also fill the tires, and did you do that yourself?
I may be off base, but it sounds like you want more plys to increase stiffness in the front tires.Hi,
I'm looking for a better tires for the front, something with a higher ply and found these
BKT Skid Power HD tires that are 8 ply.
Anyone familiar with these tires or have another recommendation for front tires?
I was looking to increase the sidewall strength for the fronts, one person at the dealer told me to increase the air pressure as the stock tires can tend to unset off the rim under heavy loads, but another person told me to not go over the recommended inflation.I may be off base, but it sounds like you want more plys to increase stiffness in the front tires.
If so, maybe you should consider getting the front tires foam filled. There will still be some flex, but the tires will be MUCH more resistant to vertical and side loads.
On a small front tire the cost is not that much. AND you do not have to worry about punctures any more. The front tires on both my BX and B have been foam filled for almost two decades, and I have been totally satisfied.
I got mine foam filled at a large tire dealer about 45 minutes away. My son in law got all four tires on his BX23S foam filled last fall just after purchase, with my encouragement, and with the incentive that I would pay half as a "tractor warming" present.I was looking to increase the sidewall strength for the fronts, one person at the dealer told me to increase the air pressure as the stock tires can tend to unset off the rim under heavy loads, but another person told me to not go over the recommended inflation.
I've seen posts from others who have had this issue and somewhere I read a higher ply would help in that regard.
I have not heard about the foam option so will look into that.
I have the BX23s not the B7100, and the tractor weight is 1570 lbs and the rear can hold more than 400 lbs since the backhoe weights 607 lbs.In my opinion the 8 ply rating is not needed on a B7100, Your tractor weighs less than 1200 lbs and has a weight carrying capacity of an additional 400lbs on the rear and 400-500lbs on the front if you have a loader, 8 ply tires are going to give you a stiffer ride not a more comfortable ride.
My 5800lb F 150 which has a 1000lb payload has 6 ply tires, most automobiles have 4-6 ply tires, some light trucks have 8-10 ply tires