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Filling tires with ballast.

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Dr. Bert

02-03-2010 16:16:54
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A tip for those who haven't already thought of this. I have not seen this method discussed on the forum. This afternnon I filled the tires on my 8N with -30 used antifreeze I got from a local tractor repair shop. I had acquired a portable tank type pressurized sand blaster which didn't work for the intended purpose, so I changed the hose end to a male garden hose coupling, filled the tank (7 gals) with the ballast, pressured the tank to 8 pounds and attached the quick fill ballast attachment I got from Gemplers, opened the valve and it worked flawlessly. Had to refill the tank 3 + times. Slow but inexpensive.

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Dr. Bert

02-04-2010 20:43:13
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 Re: Filling tires with ballast. in reply to Dr. Bert, 02-03-2010 16:16:54  
Guys: Some additional info. I started with a pump, it quit, so I had to come up with something in a hurry. Someone stole the barrel I planned to modify to pressurize, so I had to resort to the pot. This suggestion was only offered as an alternative!! The gravity system has its merits, but I don't have a stand built or a barrel to put on it. Besides, my shop ceiling is only 10 feet-- 5 foot stand plus a 3 foot barrel hardly leaves enough room to fill.
To get a new pump meant driving 160 miles!!

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old9n

02-04-2010 10:16:47
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 Re: Filling tires with ballast. in reply to bigdawg, 02-03-2010 16:16:54  
tesmith66,

Change to classic View first, by clicking the link at the top of the page

Then you will see a button at the bottom of olds message to send him an email.

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tesmith66

02-04-2010 04:37:56
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 Re: Filling tires with ballast. in reply to Ray Ioway, 02-03-2010 16:16:54  

old said: (quoted from post at 22:37:15 02/03/10) Why even buy a pump when all you need is a 55 gal barrel and a stand that sets it up above the tire and let gravity do that job for you. I have a page I send out if asked for it that shows 3 or 4 ways to fill tires with fluid and it is from a 1935 JD-B owners manual so you know it had to be cheap and easy to do since back then there was not much to work with as for pumps etc. Oh to get that all you have to do is send me an e-mail and I'll send it to you


What is your email address?

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Jimmyjack

02-03-2010 17:49:33
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 Re: Filling tires with ballast. in reply to Dr. Bert, 02-03-2010 16:16:54  
Good idea. Would be cheaper just to buy a pump if you didnt have the blaster pot to use.



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old

02-03-2010 21:37:15
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 Re: Filling tires with ballast. in reply to Jimmyjack, 02-03-2010 17:49:33  
Why even buy a pump when all you need is a 55 gal barrel and a stand that sets it up above the tire and let gravity do that job for you. I have a page I send out if asked for it that shows 3 or 4 ways to fill tires with fluid and it is from a 1935 JD-B owners manual so you know it had to be cheap and easy to do since back then there was not much to work with as for pumps etc. Oh to get that all you have to do is send me an e-mail and I'll send it to you

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