Beet Juice is Better

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.


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.

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