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Tire Ballast

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Larry Kosin

04-12-2012 09:10:26

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I just took delivery ofa new Simplicity Legacy XL tractor with a front end loader. I'd like to add ballast (windshield washer fluid) to the rear wheels. I can't find a chart to determine how many gallons the tires (26 x 12.00 - 12) will hold. I've done the math but the number sems too high. Any help would be appreciated. I'm posting here instead of the Garden Tractor forum since this one is much more active.

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Dave Sherburne NY

04-12-2012 19:31:59

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Larry Kosin, 04-12-2012 09:10:26  
The old buzzard is right, my grandson says it was just over 8 gallons but his tires were one size smaller. He couldn't answer because Thursday is NO COMPUTER DAY at his house. Mom says one day a week they won't be wasting time on the computer.

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04-12-2012 15:40:19

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Janicholson, 04-12-2012 09:10:26  
Larry, 26x12x12 tires will take 10 Gal per tire.

I recently had a pair of 26x12x12s filled with Rim Guard and that's what they took. That added 110# per tire. With washer fluid you will add around 80# per tire.

Remember that you don't totally fill the tires. You need some air space to let them flex a bit for a decent ride. If you don't have the flex, it will ride like it has steel wheels on it.
This post was edited by OldBuzzard at 15:42:15 04/12/12.

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Dave Sherburne NY

04-12-2012 15:37:05

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Larry Kosin, 04-12-2012 09:10:26  
My grandson just loaded his I'm pretty sure its less than 4 gallons per tire. Going over there for a birthday party tonite I'll tell him to get on here and answer your question. He also has a weight rack on the tractor too.

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Old Roy

04-12-2012 10:30:35

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Larry Kosin, 04-12-2012 09:10:26  
Hows this ?

Turf Tires Gallons Weight added

23x8.50-12 6 50
23x10.50-12 7 58
26x12.00-12 10 83
25x8.50-14 7 58
25x7.50-15 6 50
25x10.50-15 7 58
25x12.50-15 8 67
27x8.50-15 7 58
27x9.50-15 9 75
27x10.50-15 10 83
29x12.50-15 14 116
31x12.50-15 18 149
31x13.50-15 19 158
31x15.50-15 20 166
33x12.50-15 22 183
44x18.00-20 56 476

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04-12-2012 09:36:30

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Larry Kosin, 04-12-2012 09:10:26  
my chart shows a 14.9 - 26 holds 48 gallons. so i'd figure around 45 gallons or so.

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04-12-2012 10:31:01

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to glennster, 04-12-2012 09:36:30  
That is such a dumb answer. It"s a 12 inch tire, not a 26 inch tire.

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Errin OH

04-12-2012 12:06:57

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Ozlander, 04-12-2012 10:31:01  
That's a good way to ensure you do not get responses to future post. Come here and act like a 10 year old. BTW - this is a "tractor" site not a glorified lawn mower site. See I can act like a 10 year old too.......

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04-12-2012 11:08:26

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 Re: Tire Ballast in reply to Ozlander, 04-12-2012 10:31:01  
gee wiz sorry ozlander, on a loader tractor i assumed it was a larger tractor, not a lawn tractor. better off hanging 5 john deere suitcase lawnmower weights at 40 lbs each instead of ballasting.

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