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I bought a John Deere tractor and requested that fluid be put in the rear tires.. a couple years later I was working at a buddies house with my tractor. My buddy came running toward the tractor waving his hands for me to stop. The valve stem had loosened and when I looked at the yellow rim with purple fluid running all over it , it took me a few seconds for me to remember that the dealer said they had put beet juice in the tires because it would not freeze.
Same here. I have beet juice in mine, popped a valve stem one time and purple sprayed all over the place.

Advantage to the beet juice is it is non-corrosive compared to the calcium chloride they used to use in wheels. I have seen tractor wheels with patches on top of patches welded on because the stuff would eat right through a wheel in just a couple years. Also, the beet juice provides just a little more weight. In my light New Holland, I need all the ballast I can get.
 
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