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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2006, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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O/T Calcium filled tire

I've got a new to me toy on the way. A tractor, and i need to replace the rear tires. New rear tires are coming with the tractor, but the problem is the old tires are Calcium filled. Well, one is. The other blew and spilled it all over the ground.

So, how do i get rid of calcium? I've got to get it out before swapping the tire. Any ideas?

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Re: O/T Calcium filled tire

I ain't got a clue, but this seems like it would work...

http://www.firestoneag.com/tiredata/...fo_hydro_1.asp
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Re: O/T Calcium filled tire

Not too hard really. First jack the tire off the ground slightly, rotate the tire so the valve stem is at the top, remove the core from the valve stem, then attach a small hose to the valve stem and put the other end into a barrel to collect the calcium. Rotate the tire again so the valve stem is at the bottom and let the jack down. As the tire deflates it will force the calcium out into the barrel. You might have to repeat the process 2-3 times and it takes a while to get it done. It's cheap and do-able at home. The other option is letting a farm tire store pump it out and change the tire for you.
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Re: O/T Calcium filled tire

thanks for the ideas.

i actually got lucky. one tire was calcium filled. it blew before i got the tractor. i just figured the other tire was also full. but, it appears to be empty. i pushed in the valve stem when the valve stem was about half way down to only find air. lets hope the luck holds out for the rest of the tractor restore.
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Re: O/T Calcium filled tire

Maybee we are bad enviromentalist, but we used to use a similar method as above but in reverse we would put the stem on the bottom. Pull the guts out of the fill bung and when it slowed down I would air it back up and the calcium would come out.

Maybee we were going about it wrong.

Our local dealer is using something other than calcium, but I cannot remember what it is.
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