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Farmer Brown    Posted 07-15-2022 at 03:40:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 9N Rear Tire
  • I have 1940 9N which the rear six loop rim has rusted out at the valve and punctured the tube. The tire is loaded and lost about a quarter of its calcium. The tire is good. I don't need to have liquid filled tires but to keep costs down, I would prefer not to deal with the other side.Would there be a stability issue if I have the rim, tube replaced and filled with just air on the one side?
    Also, I am in N.Ohio (Medina County) and am finding it difficult to find someone to do the repairs. It seems all the dealers I have dealt with that are out of business.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 07-15-2022 at 08:24:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I personally like having ballasted tires and still run calcium in 2 of my tractors. Ballast - either cast iron weights or fluid - makes the tractor a more stable platform and no tractor can put its full horsepower to the ground without added weight.
    But that is not to say you Must use ballast either.
    I don't think I would want to run without the rear wheels being approximately equal however.
    If you couldn't find someone to refill the tire then just then just put it back on empty.
    Then put the tractor on a level spot, lift the entire rear end so both rear tires were just off the ground and roll the tires so both valve stems are at the top.
    Hook a plastic hose from one valve stem to the other then roll both tires so both stems are at the bottom and let the fluid equalize by gravity flow.
    It would probably take a little while and you would likely need to roll them back up a time or two a to burp them.
    That would give you some added ballast and the 2 tires would be equally weighted.

    Farmer Brown    Posted 07-23-2022 at 03:59:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 9N Rear Tire
  • Thanks Ultradog for responding. I did luck out and found a company that did semi truck tire repairs who also done onsite farm tire repairs. They captured the remaing calcium, returned it to the repaired wheel assy and topped off. Now I can mow my field for the first time this year.

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