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Dave in Wisconsin    Posted 12-13-2017 at 13:54:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'd like to remove the calcium chloride from my 1950 8N tires and replace it with a non-corrosive type. Advice and/or comments appreciated. Thanks.

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 12-14-2017 at 21:59:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I drained a set by removing the valve stems and letting them drain in the driveway. One valve stem was completely rotten. Drilled that out. It did a good job killing grass and weeds in the driveway, but the weeds grew right back after it rained. I managed to drain enough without any fancy tools or tricks that I could pry the tires off and remove the tubes. As has been said, the tubes were then completely drained and trashed. I did save a few clean flat pieces of rubber to make gaskets. Tires and rims had to be thoroughly cleaned. Rims needed major repairs and refinishing. I put them back together with dry tubes (just air). It's a worker, but if I ever get around to loading that set of tires, it will be with non-corrosive washer fluid or beet juice.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-13-2017 at 16:03:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Have you looked in our HOW-TO's forum? There are a few good articles on tire ballast -adding and removing Ca Chl, and other substances there. I just take my tractor tires to town and let the pros do all the grunt work. They have the proper tools and equipment to do the job right. It is well worth the time and money in my opinion. Ca Chl removal will require the insides of rims and tires to be washed out good. You will need new tubes as well especially if going to reload with something else like Rim Guard. I've been using beet juice in my rear work tires since the stuff practically first came out and never regretted it for a minute. If you do the job yourself, you can dispose of the old Ca Chl on your drive to keep the weeds out and the dust down.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Dave in Wisconsin    Posted 12-15-2017 at 13:21:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Wow. You folks really come through. I am leaning toward hauling the tractor to my local tractor tire shop and have them do it. I will clean and re-do the rims before having them re-mount the tires with new tubes and non-corrosive ballast. At 81 I'd best not rassle with those tires. Thanks to all for your response.

    Gaspump    Posted 12-13-2017 at 15:42:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's a good dust layer, might be good for ice removal too. Jacked above ground with tem at top, remove air, remove valve adaptor, install a few feet of tight fitting clear plastic hose preferably clamped on. Now rotate stem to bottom and start draining into bucket or tub. Add a couple of PSI air to speed flow and repeat airing and draining till empty. Last remaining can be pumped or letting tire collapse under tractor weight may help. You will never get 100% of the fluid out unless new tubes are installed.

    R Geiger    Posted 12-13-2017 at 14:23:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I would take it to an ag tire shop, if it is leaking it will have to be cleaned real good and tube replaced anyway. If it is not leaking I would leave it alone.

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