to fill tractor tires with liquid or not
First post for me also first tractor for me. So hi everyone. I run/own a small automotive shop. In The Columbia River Gorge area an hour east of Portland Oregon.
I have virtually no tractor knwledge but my dad owned a dragline and a ton of heavy equipment when I was young which i operated so I should be able to figure it out.
I just purchased a brand new Kubota B7800 30 HP 4wd with a backhoe, loader post hole digger and tiller. Most of the time the back hoe will not be on it. ( I was looking also at a JD but couldnt get the auto shift in this size of tractor)
One option I can have done right now for free is to have the tires filled with the liquid for weight. The tractor dealer offered it if I want it.
After I am done with the main backhoe work the backhoe will not be attached ( building a new building and office for starters) but then it will primarily be a snow mover, fork lift and used for making yard art out of rocks and dirt, on an area just less than 2 acres. I have a steep drive way thats will need plowed about 30 feet wide and 400 feet long the rest of the parking lot is flat but I will be plowing a parking lot that houses about 25 to 30 cars. I guess I am not that small of an auto shop any more am I.
The tractor shop said people doing a lot of yard work or on grass do not use the liquid to reduce the weight on the grass on yards but I havent been able to decide if I should have it added or not. I am sure I will be driving it around in the yard a lot even after weve tilled it and regrown grass. I did choose the industrial tires not ag tires.
So would you have the tires filled or not.
Thanks in advance
alias LSG ( thats Lowly Subaru guy for those who wonder)
You gotta respect the river MAN