Rim Guard Beet Juice is the optimal tire ballast for both new and antique farm tractors, front-end loaders, commercial back hoes, skid steers, all-terrain forklifts, road graders, compactors/rollers and all types of utility tractors. Based on a proprietary formulation that begins with a byproduct of sugar beet processing, The Original Beet Juice Ballast overcomes the drawbacks of other options.
- Heaviest non-corrosive liquid ballast on the market
- Costs 75% less than typical weights
- Non-toxic, biodegradable and water soluble
- Freeze-resistant to -35°F
- Effective with or without tubes
Check out the new video interview from Ask Tractor Mike that explores Why Beet Juice May Be the Best Ballast for Tires.
COMPARISON OF WEIGHT/BALLAST OPTIONS
|Product||Pounds Per Gallon||Typical Retail Price Per Pound||Safety Factors||Temp Rating||Characteristics|
|The Original Beet Juice Tire Ballast||10.7-11.0||$0.28||Very safe||-35°F||Non-corrosive, environmentally safe and non-toxic. No tubes or mixing required.|
|Water||8.3||$0||Very Safe||+32°F||Corrosive. Not an option in any climate where freezing temperatures are possible.|
|Weights||N/A||$1-$2||Safe||N/A||Most expensive option per pound; may place extra load demand on axles and frames depending on placement.|
|Calcium Chloride||10.5-12.0||$0.10-$0.20||Corrosive and Toxic||-35°F||Must be mixed on-site. Can destroy rim and valve stem if leaks from tube. Highly toxic; burns skin and contaminates soil.|
|Windshield Washer Fluid||7.8-8.3||$0.23-$0.30||Toxic||-25°F||Tubes required for safety. Toxic to animals and can contaminate groundwater.|
|Methanol||<8.0||$0.20-$0.30||Highly Flammable||Highly Flammable||Must be mixed with water. Highly flammable and weighs approximately 30% less than Beet Juice.|