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Old 05-09-2021, 10:42 PM
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I did some sandblasting today and a wee bit more welding. Oh, and Mothers day flower delivery.
The decision is half made on weighting the tractor. NO more calcium fluid. Maybe I`ll put used oil in the tubes, though.
Our old tractor club has a plowday every year and I sure want to go and plow a couple of times with it. Otherwise, it will pull an end-wheel seed-drill, a pull-type swather, and run a threshing machine, none of which requires much traction.
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nice to see them oldies put to work... and the tractors too of course
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I started to ask a stupid question about why ya'll don't use water and then it hit me....big round ice cubes don't do well in tractor wheels...
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Used oil in the tubes great idea.

Those square ice cubes make to much racket bouncing around
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I would be afraid of used oil. It may break down the rubber and if it leaks it would be an environmental nightmare. We had beat juice put in a tractor at work. They claim it won't blead through the tubes and it won't eat the steel rims. It's supposed to be heavier than calcium.
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Old Yesterday, 10:27 PM
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Kenny, I wondered about the oil reacting with the tube, but it won`t react with the rim and it wouldn`t be any more environmentally unfriendly than calcium.
Smallfoot, you are soooo spoiled. One of our guys added water to his back wheels for plowing, and then drained them again in the fall.
Dutch, your enthusiasm is unlimited and unguided.
Anyhow, I`ve got the welding all done inside and out, for the widening part of the second wheel. It is also partly ground smooth.
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Looking good Mac
I`ll try not to bother you with my bs comments again.... Let there be no mistake; I`d be proud to drive that shiny red convertible through any field when done
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Dutch, I`m pretty sure I`ll be dang proud of that shiny red convertible too.
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Just how much weight does it add to the tires? Can't be much, 50lbs maybe, depending on tire size? Mine had something in them, when I had a flat it all sprayed out, so I just refilled them with air. Couldn't tell a difference in traction, but I'm not plowing in soft dirt, either.
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