load tires or not

85Hokie

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load tires or not 2380
gonna cut lots of grass when soggy???? then no.........

otherwise I say load them up - the advantages are huge - from safety to traction.
 
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Roadworthy

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There are advantages to loading tires as well as possible disadvantages. I played it cautious and got a ballast box instead. this helps counteract the weight of the loader. Of course I still have the option of loading the tires in the future if I wish.
 
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fog107

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I did not. I also have a ballast box
I have no experience with loaded tires but my soil is very sandy and I was thinking that having the option of weight or no added weight was best for me
B2650
 

GreensvilleJay

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not
though you don't say what you use your tractor for..... that needs to be known...
if it's for only grass cutting, I'd say no
if used for loader 100%, I'd say no BUT yes to a ballast box that is removable.
problem with tire juice is it's ALWAYS there,even when not needed
 

23bucket

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There are advantages to loading tires as well as possible disadvantages. I played it cautious and got a ballast box instead. this helps counteract the weight of the loader. Of course I still have the option of loading the tires in the future if I wish.
not
though you don't say what you use your tractor for..... that needs to be known...
if it's for only grass cutting, I'd say no
if used for loader 100%, I'd say no BUT yes to a ballast box that is removable.
problem with tire juice is it's ALWAYS there,even when not needed
i bought the tractor to move mulch and plow snow. i did buy a ballast box so ill stick with that, thanks.
 

Mossy dell

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What I like about loaded is when I am bush hogging a slope. I have a Heavy Hitch too, though that can't be on when the cutter is. My 75 lb. Quick Hitch is back there too. Probably what makes a big safety difference is I have 3" wheel spacers on each rear wheel of my B2601.

Loaded rears should not unduly compact or bother a thick turf. The weight is hard on a new seeding. And my R14s in front really cut turf if the tractor is in 4WD.