The advantages of using beet juice as a tire ballast for tractors are numerous. It is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and freeze-resistant up to 35 F. This makes it a great alternative to other forms
of ballast for tractor tires, such as polyurethane foam, which can be punctured and does not allow for future tire pressure settings. Beet juice is also relatively light, weighing approximately 30 percent more than water, and its freezing point is about -35 degrees F.When considering adding liquid ballast to
your tractor tires, it is important to consider the quality of driving.
Driving quality is more affected at higher speeds, so farmers who frequently drive a tractor on the road will want to think more about the quality of driving than in one that, mainly, keeps your tractor in the field. Adding liquid ballast to tires can significantly improve performance in many ways. To learn more about why beet juice may be the best tire ballast for tractors, watch the new Ask Tractor Mike video interview. It is important to note that while beet juice freezes at a relatively warm temperature (32 degrees F), there is still a risk of ice expanding as the tire is separated from the wheel. Therefore, it is always important to consult the equipment operator's manual and follow the safety instructions before operating or repairing any tractor or equipment, or attempting any task.