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Number one reason not to load W/C C

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Bunky
Well Here's the Number one reason not to load with Calcium Chloride... This is a wheel off a 7013S that I'm took apart.... [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/Bunky/MVC-001S.JPG[/img]

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Bunky
This Wheel has a tube in it.... thats whats showing behind the rotted hole and Valve stem sticking up...... It must of leaked out the Stemfor a while, it was so bad that the chloride got all over and rusted the ends of the Wheel studs and when i pulled a couple of them out.. it ripped the threads out of the axles....

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UCD
That wheel looks like it rusted from the outside in. I have tires and wheels on my 7790 that have been on 3 tractors and have been loaded with chloride for 30 years I put tubes in them last year as I had a pinhole rusted from the outside in. The inside of the wheels still looked new, paint was still nice. I know it rusted from the outside in as the outside hole was larger on the outside. The inside was just a pinhole. If tires are loaded correctly with chloride they will not rust on the inside. I welded the hole closed ground it smooth repainted the wheels and installed tubes. They should be good for another 30+ years. When you load a tire with chloride the wheel has to be completely covered inside. As long as no air gets to the rim it will not rust. If you puncture a tire you have to repair it right away because if air gets to the rim it will rust very fast.

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Kent
Maynard, I don't disagree with you at all. I've known/seen many people run calcium chloride for years with no problems. But, I've also seen too many wheels like this... Personally, I don't think it's worth the risk for the 5-10 extra pounds that it would add, in comparison to something like WW fluid or marine/RV antifreeze. After all, the odds say you can win playing Russian Roulette 5 out of 6 times....

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JoeJ
When I had my own portable welding thing going on I did many rims on loaded farm tractors. I don't remember any as bad as this, but some I ended up with mabey a 3" dia hole, when rust ground out. Guess I did a decent job as 4 tire companies would call me a lot. I do believe if I was going to load mine I'd go with Kents method.

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