Why do they fill tractor tires with beet juice?

The advantages of beet juice are that it is not toxic or corrosive to wheels. It is freeze-resistant to minus 35 F. It weighs about 11.0 pounds per gallon. Like the calcium chloride option, it is better at adding weight to the tractor than many other liquid ballast options.

Since tractors are huge vehicles that weigh at least 19,000 pounds, it is to be expected that all four tires on a tractor will also have to be substantial. To get the best performance out of your tractor and to ensure that you don't void the specific warranties on your tractor or tires, it's best to follow the recommended pressure and ballast settings found in the tractor manual. Tyre ballasting reduces the amount of air in the tire, which increases the amount of friction on the road and can make driving harder. As a result, this will reduce fuel consumption and will also decrease tire wear, increasing tire life.

Always consult the equipment operator's manual and follow the safety instructions before operating or repairing any tractor or equipment, or attempting any task. The weight of each wheel varies greatly from around 100 pounds per wheel to more than 1,000 pounds per wheel weight for utility and larger tractors. Wheel weights are counterweighted plates mounted on a tractor tire, similar to the gray one in the photo below. What worries me most when using the tractor is that the rear wheels come off the ground when using the front loader or that it doesn't have enough traction when climbing on steep terrain.

Press the center of the tire's air valve stem, as if you were going to fill the tire with air, a small amount of liquid should come out instead of air. I am sure that it was through trial and error that they were able to find these effective and successful compounds and fluids to weigh down the tires of their tractors. In addition, it's worth noting that once tires are made of ballast, you'll need other types of heavy machinery (such as a forklift) to move, replace, or adjust them. There are several other methods for adding ballast to your farm tractor that are just as effective, if not, more effective than water.

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