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08-14-2005, 04:50 AM
Any one know the mixture for mixing calcium chloride with water for tractor tires,agree this is not a good idea as it does cause rust.

Ian B
08-14-2005, 06:25 AM
Depends what temperature you need to protect down to;

°C kg Water kg Ca Cl2
–10 0,95 0,14
–20 0,90 0,24
–30 0,83 0,36
–40 0,76 0,49

Always add the calcium chloride to the water, not vice-versa. Don't fill the tyres more than 75% (unless you're on really rough terrain or in forests - then it's max 50% fill).



08-14-2005, 07:16 AM
Do your self a favor, use R V anti freeze.

C/C is salt and salt does what to metal?

08-14-2005, 07:25 AM

I mix 3 1/2 lbs, 77% flake calcium chloride per gallon of water.. this concentration might slush at -44 F but at that temp you probably wouldn't be driving the tractor anyway.


08-14-2005, 07:15 PM
You will wish you had bought or made wheel weights if you ever get a flat. Great wheel weights can be made out of large truck fly wheels. Machine a small adapter and bolt it to the tractor hub over the wheel and add as many flywheels as you can stand. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

08-14-2005, 08:20 PM
By now most farm tire repair shop use a product they call Agriline. It is non corrosive.

On one of our tractor JD 2950 we use disk plasmacut from 1/4 plates. They weight 82 pds each. With 12 of tem on each side it is a cheap way to add weight

08-14-2005, 10:20 PM

I fix and sell farm tires for a living,, never heard of Agriline.. care to enlighten me?


08-14-2005, 10:27 PM
If you use Calcium chloride you need a tire gadge made for use with Calcium Chloride. I have used old antifreeze,changed the old in my truck.

08-14-2005, 10:36 PM
I'll agree that it's not a good idea, but rust has next to nothing to do with it. All that sloshing liquid in the tires is murder on the drivetrain components. Do yourself a big favor and use wheel weights.

08-15-2005, 06:36 AM
I have seen more ruined rusty wheels than bad drivetrains useing C/C.

IMHO from someone who knows.

Cecil Walker
08-15-2005, 10:11 AM
Speaking from the experience of being a farm equip. dealer for longer than I can remember use wheel weights.

08-16-2005, 05:34 AM
Getting the stuff in the tyre is a pain. When you need to change the tyre(worn out,different task etc) its a real sod getting it out.
If you have to take the wheel off then you need to get the liquid out first or suffer a hernia.

08-16-2005, 08:40 AM
well as i have said before i hae lost the wheels on the d15 to cc at $280 each plus the labor of changing them. i have one on the d14 i can save with some grinding and welding i hope. will never use that stuff again. i have wheel weights now.

08-17-2005, 05:41 PM
BOB, where did you get the wheels for that price?, was that complete or the rims and not the sliders.?

08-18-2005, 11:49 PM
place on the net called farmlink that was for 12x28 power adjust wheels. price was 279.95 then shipping gows on top of that.