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- 1 An environmentally safe substitute for Calcium Chloride, Bio-Ballast® is completely biodegradable and non-flammable. We effectively blend higher performing products that improve efficiency and cost for our customers. Contact us at 800-369-3878 or 541-969-1443 for more information.
- 2 Ballast Volume and Weight
- 3 Using liquid ballast in tires
An environmentally safe substitute for Calcium Chloride, Bio-Ballast® is completely biodegradable and non-flammable. We effectively blend higher performing products that improve efficiency and cost for our customers. Contact us at 800-369-3878 or 541-969-1443 for more information.
Calcium Chloride Redux: An environmentally safe substitute for Calcium Chloride, Bio-Ballast® is a completely biodegradable and water-soluble liquid ballasting solution. The solution increases tire traction and pulling power for vehicles and machines.
Originally developed exclusively for tire companies in the Pacific Northwest, Bio-Ballast is also effective in providing counterbalance and weight equalization in vehicles for better stability. We acquired this innovative liquid product because our product and development team was thrilled about getting in the lab to investigate and optimize the solution for our larger customer base.
Why Bio-Ballast? Because Bio-Ballast is biodegradable it is completely safe to use around humans, animals and plants. It is formulated to coat the inside of tires and wheels and will not cause rust or rim failure, keeping the inner liner of the tire soft. These characteristics make the product perfect alternative for agriculture and industrial uses.
- Non-Toxic- will not harm plants or animals
- Bio-Ballast is a product of refining agricultural crops
- Can also be mixed with other liquid tire ballast products with no viscosity issues
- Non-Corrosive and inhibits rust
Bio-Ballast is a USDA Certified Biobased Product, which further ensures that you are using the most
environmentally sensitive solution on the market today.
Ballast Volume and Weight
Ballast Volume and
Volume and weight are calculated
with the valve at its highest position and liquid filled to that level.
This will be approximately 75%. The 3�
pound calcium chloride per gallon of water solution is slush-free to -12�F
and solid at -52�F. 5 lb/gal
solution is slush-free to -53�F and
solid at -63�F.
Considerable heat is generated when mixing CaCl2
and water. Always add the CaCl2
to the water rather than water to the CaCl2.
Using liquid ballast in tires
Chart is for a gallon of water weighting approx 8lbs per gallon. Water is not a typical tire fill. Methonal Alchol is a more common fill and weights 6.5lbs per gallon. Other fills like Calcium, Beat Juice, etc can be varying weights.
|TIRE SIZE||GALLONS OF WATER||ADDED WEIGHT (lbs.) PER TIRE|
IMPORTANT: Never fill any tire to more than 90% full. More solution could damage tire.
- Use of alcohol as liquid ballast is not recommended. Calcium chloride solution is heavier and more economical.
We’re currently working on an interactive tire fill chart that will enable you to enter your size specifications and quickly determine how much Beet Juice should be used in your tires. Check back soon for this helpful tool.
In the meantime, the PDF version of our Tire Fill Chart includes the most popular tire sizes and how much Beet Juice should be used for optimum performance. If your tire size is not included on the list, please Contact Us and we’ll let you know just how much Beet Juice you should plan to use.