Compact/Utility Growth Drives Rim Guard™ Ballast Sales

Over the past several years, the compact and utility tractor market has experienced rapid growth. These tractors often have more horsepower than their weight can effectively use. Adding ballast significantly improves stability, pulling power and efficiency by reducing wheel hop and slippage.

Typically the answer has been to add a calcium chloride solution to the tires, “suitcase” weights on the tractor’s nose, or wheel weights. Calcium chloride is extremely corrosive, toxic and requires a tube. RIM GUARD™ is a new liquid ballast that has been developed as an environmentally friendly alternative to calcium chloride and other liquid ballast solutions. Patented in 2001, Rim Guard™ is non-corrosive, non-flammable, non-toxic, biodegradable and does not freeze down to -35°F.

Iron weights are expensive ($1-$2 per lb.) and often are located where they don’t do the most good. Rim Guard™ costs about $.28 per lb. retail. If the tractor has a front-end loader, iron weights can be detrimental to the tractor’s balance and overall weight distribution. website tech info The weight is needed in the rear to counter the weight of the loader and to maximize traction. Rim Guard is loaded in the rear tires where it is most needed. It also can be loaded in the front tires of 4WD tractors to further enhance traction and in 2WD models to reduce nose lift when pulling heavy loads. Rim Guard will lower the center of gravity, thereby increasing vehicle stability on hilly or sloping terrain and greatly enhance operational safety.

Rim Guard™ is made from an agricultural byproduct with other additives and weighs 10.7–11 lbs per gallon. Besides farm and compact tractors, Rim Guard is used in backhoes, skid steers, sky lifts, all-terrain forklifts, rear wheels on combines, and pay loaders. web service security . Even large eight-wheeled tractors will partially fill their tires with Rim Guard™ to reduce wheel slippage.

Because Rim Guard™ is totally non-corrosive, tubes are not needed, saving both the cost of the tube and the labor to install it. With Rim Guard™, you’ll never have to replace a rim due to corrosion and never have to struggle with a tire that is fused by rust to the rim along the bead. When equipment needs ballast, the best choice is Rim Guard™.

Rim Guard, Inc.
Tel: (616) 608-7745
Fax: (616) 608-7749
1575 Gezon Parkway SW, Suite E
Wyoming, Michigan 49509

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