How much Beet Juice should I put in my tires?
How much weight will Rim Guard Beet Juice add to my equipment?
Beet juice tire ballast weighs 10.7 to 11.0 lbs. per gallon. Usually, tires are filled to the 12:00 rim position or about 75% full. The actual weight is a function of tire size. Both front and rear tires can hold liquid ballast. Refer to our Tire Fill Chart to select your tire size, gallons required to fill the tire, and the resulting weight that will be added to the tire.
What happens if I get a puncture?
If you experience a puncture, do not continue to operate the equipment until it is plugged. Most minor punctures in tubeless tires can be fixed by plugging the hole just like a car tire. Make sure to maintain enough pressure to ensure the tire remains on the bead of the rim. Loss of liquid can be minimized by rotating the puncture to the top of the tire to stop the liquid from escaping. Our dealers tell us that they can typically recover at least 90% of the ballast in these situations, assuming the leak is rotated to the top and repaired before operating the equipment.
Beet Juice does not require tubes in the tires. What if I already have tubes in my tires?
Beet Juice can be used with or without tubes equally effectively. The difference between the two lies solely in the repair cost of a minor puncture. Repairing a puncture in a tire with no tubes is very simple and cost effective. However, repairing a puncture in a tire with tubes is more involved and more expensive.
Are there any disadvantages to Beet Juice Ballast?
There are no functional disadvantages. Rim Guard Beet Juice will prevent rim corrosion for the life of the tractor and it is environmentally friendly – more so than any other liquid ballast. The only problem you may run into is finding a dealer who distributes Beet Juice near you. If so, just fill out our Find a Dealer form and we can help.
Do I have to fill the tire 75-80% full?
No. Any amount of beet juice will protect the rim from rusting. However, filling the tire 75-80% will optimize pulling power and, just as importantly, lower the center of gravity and increase the overall stability of the piece of equipment.
Can I use rubber valve stems with Beet Juice Ballast?
It is important when installing liquid tire ballast that you consult a tire professional to ensure that you have industry standard valve stems capable of handling air AND liquid. Many rubber valve stems are air only and therefore the adhesive holding the core in place is subject to dissolving. This can potentially lead to a catastrophic failure and loss of all liquid in the tire.
Is Beet Juice safe for antique tractors?
Yes! If you’re wondering how to ballast your beautiful 1937 John Deere Model A, look no further than beet juice tire ballast. Beet juice is ideal for antique equipment, shielding the rims from corrosion and preventing rust damage to your equipment. With Beet Juice Ballast you can have peace of mind that your investment is well protected.