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.
Yes you should regularly check your tire pressure as pressures can/do change, especially with seasonal changes. We recommend doing this by positioning your valve stem at the 12:00 position.
Tip: Blow a burst of air INTO the tire to clear the liquid from the valve stem before placing your tire gauge on the valve stem. This will minimize the amount of liquid that may enter your tire gauge. We also recommend using an "air/liquid", "tractor", or "wet" tire gauge as they are designed to work with any liquid filled tires.
No, you should operate your tire pressures at the same amount recommended by your tire and/or tractor manufacturers.
Keep in mind, because a majority of your tire volume is taken by tire ballast, it will not take as much air volume to achieve your desired pressure as it would a completely empty tire.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stop corrosion before it starts. The Original Beet Juice Ballast offered by Rim Guard® is the safest, most cost-effective and heaviest non-corrosive ballast on the market.
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