Farm Mechanization CALCIUM-WATER TABLE FOR TRACTOR TIRES

Farm Mechanization
Order No. 210.104-1
Agdex: 762
April 1986
CALCIUM-WATER
TABLE FOR TRACTOR TIRES
Traction can be increased by partially filling tractor tires with a calcium-water
mixture. Volume, weight and minimum operating temperatures are given for
various tire sizes and water-calcium mixtures.
The following table should be used when filling tractor
drive tires for added traction. Water and calcium-water
mixtures are shown with volumes required, total added
tire weight and safe operation temperatures.
If in doubt of your temperature conditions, use the next
strongest mixture. As the majority of your filling cost is
labour not material, extra calcium chloride may be
inexpensive insurance. The table is in imperial units
reflecting the current tire industry practice.
Conversion to metric is as follows:
Imperial gallons multiplied by 4.5 = litres (1).
Pounds divided by 2.2 = kilograms (kg).
For maximum traction, tube type tires should be
filled to the value stem level when the tire is upright
and the stem in the highest position. This is
considered a 75% fill. For tubeless tires, it is
recommended that the liquid level be maintained at
90% filling level so that the rim is always
completely covered. This will lessen the possibility
of rim corrosion.
Water-calcium mixtures are pumped into the tire with the valve stem in the highest position.
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8.00
10.00
16.00
7.00
8.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
15.00
15.00
12.00
15.00
16.00
20.00
25.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
15.00
16.00
13.00
15.00
16.00
20.00
21.00
15.00
16.00
18.00
20.00
12.00
12.00
14.00
15.00
16.00
18.00
9.5 - 16
12.4 - 16
18.4 - 16.1
8.3 - 24
9.5 - 24
11.2 - 24
12.4 - 24
13.6 - 24
14.9 - 24
16.9 - 24
17.5L- 24
14.9 - 26
16.9 - 26
18.4 - 26
23.1 - 26
28L - 26
11.2 - 28
12.4 - 28
13.6 - 28
14.9 - 28
16.9 - 28
18.4 - 28
14.9 - 30
16.9 - 30
18.4 - 30
23.1 - 30
24.5 - 32
16.9 - 34
18.4 - 34
20.8 - 34
23.1 - 34
13.9 - 36
13.6 - 38
15.5 - 38
16.9 - 38
18.4 - 38
20.8 - 38
10
17
41
11
14
20
25
32
39
51
46
40
54
66
107
131
22
29
36
44
57
70
47
61
74
119
142
68
83
107
132
42
47
55
75
92
117
100
170
410
110
140
200
250
320
390
510
460
400
540
660
1070
1310
220
290
360
440
570
700
470
610
740
1190
1420
680
830
1070
1320
420
470
550
750
920
1170
+32 F
[00C ]
Wt.lb.
0
9
16
37
9
13
18
23
28
36
46
42
37
49
61
97
119
21
27
32
41
52
64
43
56
68
109
130
62
76
97
121
39
43
50
68
83
107
Slush Free
Solid
Water
Gal.
22
38
89
22
31
43
55
67
86
110
101
89
118
146
233
286
50
65
77
98
125
154
103
134
163
261
312
149
182
233
290
94
103
120
163
199
257
112
198
459
112
161
223
285
347
446
570
521
459
608
756
1203
1476
260
335
397
508
645
794
533
694
843
1352
1612
769
942
1203
1500
484
533
620
843
1029
1327
0
+13 F [–11 C]
–230 F [–310 C]
CaC12 Total Wt.lb.
lb.
0
2.4 lb. CaC12 / gal Water
8
15
35
9
12
17
22
27
33
43
39
34
47
57
91
112
20
25
31
38
49
60
40
52
64
102
122
58
71
91
113
37
41
47
64
78
100
Slush Free
Solid
Water
Gal.
34
63
147
38
50
71
92
113
139
181
164
143
197
239
382
470
84
105
130
160
206
252
168
218
269
428
512
244
298
382
475
155
172
197
269
328
420
114
213
497
129
170
241
312
383
469
611
554
483
667
809
1292
1590
284
355
440
540
696
852
568
738
909
1448
1732
824
1008
1292
1605
525
582
667
909
1108
1420
0
–12 F [–24 C]
–520 F [–470 C]
CaC12 Total Wt.lb.
lb.
0
4.2 lb. CaC12 / gal Water
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Lance Brown Regional Engineering Technologist (250) 371-6064
Email: [email protected]
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2) Values are for “fill to valve stem” level, 75% fill (tube tires). For tubeless tires, fill to 90% (increase values 20%).
3) Volumes are imperial gallons.
NOTE: 1) Values are for Type I Calcium Chloride (77% CaC12) . For Type II (94% CaC12) reduce the “lb. CaC12” weights 25%.
RIM
WIDTH
TIRE
SIZE
Slush Free
Solid
Gal.
WATER
48
84
192
48
72
96
126
150
192
246
222
192
258
318
516
636
108
138
174
216
282
342
228
294
360
582
690
330
402
516
642
210
228
264
366
444
570
128
224
512
128
192
256
336
400
512
656
592
512
688
848
1376
1696
288
368
464
576
752
912
608
784
960
1552
1840
880
1072
1376
1712
560
608
704
976
1184
1520
–530 F [–470 C]
–620 F [–520 C]
CaC12
Total Wt.lb.
lb.
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BRANCH
162 Oriole Rd, Kamloops, BC
CANADA V2C 4N7
8
14
32
8
12
16
21
25
32
41
37
32
43
53
86
106
18
23
29
36
47
57
38
49
60
97
115
55
67
86
107
35
38
44
61
74
95
Slush Free
Solid
Water
Gal.
6 lb. CaC12 / gal Water
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