Pros: Inexpensive beet juice mixture costs approximately $0.28/lb. Weighs 10.7 – 11.0 lbs per gallon (about the same as calcium chloride). It is non-corrosive and non-toxic. If spilled it will not contaminate the soil or kill your pets.
How much does Rim Guard cost?
Rim Guard™ costs about $. 28/lb. Iron weights often load axles, frames and extend turning radius when mounted on the nose. Rim Guard™ puts the weight where you need it – at the point where the rear tires contact the ground.
Is beet juice used in tractor tires?
Rim Guard Beet Juice is the optimal tire ballast for both new and antique farm tractors, front-end loaders, commercial back hoes, skid steers, all-terrain forklifts, road graders, compactors/rollers and all types of utility tractors.
What is the best fluid for tractor tires?
Pros: Calcium chloride has historically been a go-to choice for several reasons. When mixed with water, the solution can withstand temperatures down to -50°F or -60°F. It’s also inexpensive and weighs about 40 percent more than straight water.
Should you fill tractor tires with fluid?
Because the tires are the lowest point on the tractor, filling them with heavier liquid lowers your tractor’s center of gravity. Another benefit of liquid ballast is the extra weight and better traction that it gives a tractor.
Is beet juice heavier than water?
Beet juice or beet juice blends are heavier per gallon than plain water or windshield washer fluid and will not freeze at temperatures normally encountered in winter. Beet juice is also considered by many to be non-corrosive when compared to calcium chloride tire ballast.
Why is beet juice used in tractor tires?
Beet Juice Tire Ballast is tough to beat
Non-toxic, biodegradable, and water soluble, producers don’t have to worry if they spill the material around livestock or plants. Freeze-resistant to -35 degrees Fahrenheit, the product is effective with or without tubes. And the numbers really do tell the tale.