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Everything You Need to Know About Liquid Ballasting Your Tractor Loader

We want to help you understand how to improve your tractor’s performance by liquid ballasting.

And as a quick aside --- we are here to help you purchase a new tractor when the time is right.

Let’s get started.

What is Liquid Ballasting?

Adding a liquid or fluid to your tractor’s tires has been used as a tractor ballast since tractors began using pneumatic tires.

It is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve your tractor’s stability and traction.

Because the tires are the lowest point on your tractor --- filling them with heavier liquid lowers your tractor’s center of gravity.

Another benefit of liquid ballasting is the extra weight and better traction that it gives your tractor.

More weight pressing the tires into firmer contact with the soil means more engine horsepower can be turned into pulling power (or front-end loader pushing power) before the power overcomes the grip and the tires lose traction and spin.

Types of Liquid Ballast

There are multiple types of liquid ballast.

Let’s go through them.


Water is one of the cheapest types.