Adding ballast to
your tractor tirescan be a great way to improve performance and reduce slippage. Beet juice is an American-made product that is formulated using a by-product of the sugar beet manufacturing process, and it offers the heaviest non-corrosive liquid ballast on the market today. At 10.7 to 11.0 pounds per gallon, it is heavier than its closest rival, calcium chloride, which weighs 10.5-12.0 pounds per gallon. Beet juice has the same price as other liquid ballast options, and you don't have to take care of the transportation or filling yourself.
It is better at adding weight to the tractor than many other liquid ballast options, and it can be removed in late spring for light work with drawbars. Adding liquid ballast to your tractor tires can significantly improve performance in many ways. It reduces the tractor's center of gravity and helps convert greater tractor power into useful work. It also helps reduce slippage, which is especially important for operators who have ever slipped through garbage with the wheels of a tractor turning.
When adding beet juice to your tractor tires, you must add air tubes to the tractor wheels with & tires, otherwise the steel wheels will corrode quickly. Additionally, you should make sure that the ballast is sized according to the manufacturer's recommendations, as additional weight can be a problem if not done correctly. Watch the new Ask Tractor Mike video interview that explores why beet juice may be the best tire ballast for your tractor. It can help you make an informed decision about whether or not adding beet juice to your tractor tires is right for you.