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« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2006, 12:04:28 PM »
I switched ta WW fluid quite a while ago. I buy da winter stuff by case lots from Wally World. Cheap, normally on sale around 75¢ a gallon.
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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2006, 12:21:53 PM »
I quit loading tractor tires I use in the woods. To much of a mess if you cut a side wall. And if you run in the woods sooner or later you will cut a tire down. Other than that I would use rim guard. Do not know what the long term affects of WW on the rim will be?  :-\

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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2006, 12:35:03 PM »
 My thinking is that the Windshield Washer cant be any worse on the rim then the calcium would be , We have two at home with calcium and one with windshield washer , I got the -40 ww in it , if it gets that cold out I dont want to be on the tractor .
  As far as having less give on the side walls , its only liquid and it aint filled completly , so I dont see how it would have any effect , if you drive over a sharp peice , no matter what you have it will cut the tire . Only way around that is to get a set of forestry tires for the tractor .
  You will though, have a lot more traction with loaded tires , center of gravity will be lowered too . This in its self is a big plus when working a machine in the bush , if you keep your trails clean and small stumps cut back low , there should be little chance of cutting the tires .
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2006, 12:51:50 PM »
To me, if WW fluid was corrosive, we wouldn't be using it in our cars to 'wash' the windows.
I've had it in tires for several years now, and see no sign of corrosion when last checked. And I used to have a tractor with CC which showed rust-stains always around the rim where some would trickle out (mostly when checking or adding air). If I get a puncture in the woods, I'd rather have the WW fluid running out than CC or RimGuard, just from the cost side if nothing else. Not worried about any animals 'drinking' it as it will disapppear into the landscape fast enough. When I busted the stem off, I was surprised how little I lost while racing to get the tractor loaded onto the trailer before it was completely flat.
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2006, 08:04:02 PM »
I would get the tires loaded with something.Mine NAA Ford and my 2120 New Holland are.I use the 2120 in the woods. I am running 8 ply tires and have not cut a tire,YET.Now a 4 ply I have.I keep my twitch trails clear of brush and the few stumps I do run over are low.I plan and cut trees where my trails are going and rarely run over any brush. I have welded metal around each one of my valve stems to be on the safe side.
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