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hydro-traction tires 1952 wd

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11-16-2009 08:44:13

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i have a 1952 allis chalmers with rear hydro-traction tires they are filled with fluid.my question is what type of fluid? and how do they go about fillig them with fluid? having automotive background i have a preety good idea of how i would fill them with fluid,just wanted to hear the correct procedure and maybe some possible other ways.thanks for your responses

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11-16-2009 11:27:20

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 Re: hydro-traction tires 1952 wd in reply to rpowalish, 11-16-2009 08:44:13  
Usually a CaCl solution- used because it is the cheapest way to add the most fluid weight. Others are not so corrosive, but give fewer pounds per gallon. Pumped through the valve stem, usually 3/4 full, then inflated to normal psi.

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11-16-2009 12:03:29

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 Re: hydro-traction tires 1952 wd in reply to JMS/.MN, 11-16-2009 11:27:20  
yeah i did find out thru a search and i wound back to this web site and foundthe answer w/links for the install,thanks for the reply

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11-16-2009 18:04:03

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 Re: hydro-traction tires 1952 wd in reply to rpowalish, 11-16-2009 12:03:29  
In case you didn"t know, calcium will eat your rims if it leaks. The tire shops around here use a mix of beet juice, I guess the cows love it when it leaks out in the field.

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