load tires or not

mcfarmall

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If you have a loader I would. Rim Guard to 75% full on rears only
 
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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
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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
 
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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.
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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.
 
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GreensvilleJay

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I have a 'carryall' on the back of one of my tractors. That way, I can backup and lift a skid with a ballast box on it when neededIf you don't need the added weight 1/2 the time, why carry it 100% of the time ?
 

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.
 
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forky

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I'm totally happy with my rimguard loaded tires. I run R1 tires and have no problem with tearing my lawn up. The stability I have is priceless and the fluid creates no problems when not needed....it's simply resting and waiting for more ballast when needed. Worth every penny in my eyes.
 

thirdroc17

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Yes, no, maybe so.

Make me MAYBE SO as I am not sure what the yes & no are referring to…o_O
No, because there are many reasons not to. Everything from spreading crap on your soil if you spring a leak, to ruining you pressure gauge, to a rough ride, to complicating tire repairs and tire changes, and the list goes on and on.

If you read the other posts here, you'll find all these have happened to people other than myself.
 

Henro

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No, because there are many reasons not to. Everything from spreading crap on your soil if you spring a leak, to ruining you pressure gauge, to a rough ride, to complicating tire repairs and tire changes, and the list goes on and on.

If you read the other posts here, you'll find all these have happened to people other than myself.
There is also a list of reasons to load the tires that counters your list of reasons not to…hence: Maybe So… ;)

Risk vs benefit decision at the end of the day.
 

thirdroc17

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There is also a list of reasons to load the tires that counters your list of reasons not to…hence: Maybe So… ;)

Risk vs benefit decision at the end of the day.
There is also a list of ways to get the same results without the drawbacks, so, maybe not.
 

Henro

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There is also a list of ways to get the same results without the drawbacks, so, maybe not.
That could be, I do not know.

But I do know that my tires on the B2910 have been loaded fo 18 years and I never experienced any of the drawbacks you mentioned in post #15.

EXCEPT on my BX I did have a rear puncture with the tires loaded with WW fluid. Drained it and got them foam filled. Much heavier and no more puncture worries!

With every decision there tends to be advantages and drawbacks…seems to be the way life works…
 
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jimh406

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I doubt it would be worth it for very small tires. That being said, my L tires aren’t tiny.

I’d probably spend the money on rear spacers instead.
 

skeets

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My 2 cents I have had compact sub compact and big old garden tractors or all colors,, and it only take about the first time you are pushing pulling or trying to lift something, you will wish you filled your tires. On the BX filled tires will give you about 80 pounds per wheel, and another 70 or 80 with wheel weights plus what ever you weigh. And really unless you are trying to drift the BX you are not going to scuff up much grass, in 4wd you will but other wise not so much. You notice a notable difference on hills a lot more stability. and pushing snow yep the weight makes a difference. Wheel weights off a big Cub garden tractor, I think they are about 70 pounds, will fit your BX, you may have to do some fitting but they work. Many guys get the weight box, and yeah it works but remember you have to find some place to store it, filled tires no worries.
 
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