Rear Tire Liquid Ballast

TheShadyKubota

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When the rear tires are filled with liquid ballast (ie. beat juice, washer fluid, etc.), do you hear it sloshing around when the tractor is moving or is it pretty stable?
 

85Hokie

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When the rear tires are filled with liquid ballast (ie. beat juice, washer fluid, etc.), do you hear it sloshing around when the tractor is moving or is it pretty stable?
I just finished doing this, this past weekend.

And if you were to roll your tractor with starting the engine ...... you "might" hear it - but with the noise of the diesel, you cannot hear it.

YOU can feel it however - those tractors that can move faster than about 15 mph in high gear will get a hop in the seat as it rolls, the liquid is always trying to catch up to the spin of the tire. At slower speeds you never feel the liquid.

But you damn sure feel it ........ if you take the tire/rim off! :ROFLMAO:
 
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North Idaho Wolfman

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If you hear it, you have you hearing aid turned up too high!
 
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armylifer

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The tires on my BX1860 are filled with washer fluid, both front and rear, and I never hear anything from them.
 

Henro

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The tires on my BX1860 are filled with washer fluid, both front and rear, and I never hear anything from them.
Me neither! Of course, if my turn signal in the car doesn't turn off after making a turn I don't hear that either...:(