Rear wheel question.


Old 05-19-09, 06:57 AM
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Rear wheel question.

I am new to the forum and need some help. I recently purchased a Husqvarna model 2754GLS lawn tractor. This tractor has a heavy duty transaxle (Hydro-gear I think) I have ag tires, but need extra weight in the back. I would like to know if adding fluid to the tires would be too much for the transaxle. I have checked with Husqvarna and they sell rear weights to be mounted to the tractor but they are expensive.

Which way if either should I go.

Thanks to all in advance.

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Old 05-19-09, 09:41 AM
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In my opinion, adding fluid to the tires is about the best way to add weight to a garden tractor. It's not mechanically locked to the wheel, so it has little effect on the load the hydro sees when accellerating or slowing. It's not hanging on the frame, so the axle bearings don't see the load either. Only minuses I can think of is rust on the wheels depending on what fluid you use, and the mess if you have a leak in your tire.
Old 05-19-09, 06:03 PM
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I agree... it's a great way to add weight. I prefer to use a tube so that you don't have water in contact with the rim.

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